April 3, 2018 — Dark Web Price Index For Hacked Accounts
Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by Information Security Buzz regarding the recent Dark Web Market Price Index published by VPN ratings service Top10VPN.com’s consumer site “Privacy Central.” The index puts the price of a full online identity at $1,170, while hacked Uber, Airbnb and Netflix accounts go for $10 each, and hacked Grubhub, Walmart and Costco accounts go for between $5 and $10 each.
Among all the personally identifiable information available on the web, the most valuable one is your complete online identity, as it includes data to access all your online accounts. It’s not surprising that each account, each type of data, or the whole package are sold online as if they were a pair of sneakers. Fraudsters work hard to get that information, and by reselling it, they are increasing its value, just like any other industry would do.
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