Here is what your stolen data is being sold for on the dark web hacker forums- hacked Facebook id $75, Debit/Credit Cards $5 per card, and more.
- 1 Here is what your stolen data is being sold for on the dark web hacker forums- hacked Facebook id $75, Debit/Credit Cards $5 per card, and more.
- 2 Credit/Debit card details
- 3 Banking login and password
- 4 PayPal/Payoneer/Skrill accounts
- 5 Forged Passport/Driving License/Voter IDs and scans
- 6 Social Media accounts
- 7 Tickets
- 8 Hotel loyalty programs
- 9 Email ids and passwords
- 10 Gaming accounts
- 11 Cloud accounts
- 12 HBO/Netflix accounts
- 13 Sports network streaming service accounts
- 14 Conclusion:
Data breaches are everywhere as we are witnessing a spurt in cyber attacks world over ever since the coronavirus pandemic started. Have you wondered where do all those stolen credit card numbers/medical information/email ids, hacked Facebook pages land up? Remember, everything digital and online has some value and will end up being sold to the higher bidder. It doesn’t matter if the stolen data is from a top-level tech company like Cognizant or Foodora or a small mom-and-pop store down the lane. Every bit of data has value and is easily marketable on the dark web hacker forums or sometimes on surface web hacker forums like the Raid Forums.
Every hacked social media account, personal identifiable information, email ids and passwords, banking user name passwords, credit/debit cards, PayPal ids, Payoneer Ids, Skrill IDs, Steam IDs, Apple IDs, Gmail IDs, GitHub Ids, personal health data, medical insurance data, driving licenses, voter cards, passports, etc. bought and sold on these forums to the highest bidder for a price. Here are the details about how much money your stolen data commands on the dark web underground hacker forums.
Credit/Debit card details
A hacker gets around $5 per credit/debit card record for basic account number and expiration date details regardless of the monetary limits. VISA and Mastercard with PINs go for as low as $15, however, premium credit cards like American Express can go for $30 per card. Brand new database of credit/debit cards obviously commands more price than recycled databases. Complete credit/debit card data with the billing address, CVV2, SSN, etc can fetch as much as $45 per card.
Banking login and password
Banking login and passwords command a premium in the dark web hacker forums. Stolen online banking logins, however, with a minimum $2000 on the account, sell for as high as $65 while low balance ones can fetch $30 per record.
Depending on the balance, details on customers’ PayPal, Payoneer, or Skrill accounts can go from a low of $50 to as high as $320 per record. That’s mainly scary, as payment gateways are usually tied to your checking or savings account.
Forged Passport/Driving License/Voter IDs and scans
Forged documents like driving license, national ID cards, and passports cost anywhere between $500 and $1,500. Scans are less costly and are sold in sets. They usually sell for $2000 to $4000 per 1000 records.
Social Media accounts
To gain access to someone’s social media account, the buyer can spend anywhere between $49 (for a hacked Twitter account) and $155 (for a hacked Gmail account). Hacked Facebook accounts sell for around $75. Offers to hack accounts or sell them are also available on underground forums.
Plane or train tickets can go for $10 of face value. Be careful before you Instagram the tickets to your dream vacation, or you could be facing a nightmare!
Hotel loyalty programs
Loyalty programs of well-known hotel chains’ can go for as little as $5 per record to as much as $20 per record.
Email ids and passwords
Since the data breaches have become all too common, the selling rates for compromised email accounts have dropped significantly. Ten years ago a hacker could get up to $30 for a single email account, now it sells for around $10 for 1000 email ids. Recycled email databases are as cheap as $1 per 1000 ids.
It is a bad idea to use a lame password on your Steam or WoW account, as a stolen gaming account can go for $10 to $15. The reason for this is that once these accounts are hacked, the hackers can steal your virtual coins, treasures, and souvenirs and sell them for profit, leaving your level 27 Ogre bankrupt and out on the virtual street.
Cloud accounts are very much in demand as they can be used to launch attacks, host malware, or for hosting command and control servers. The Cloud admin accounts could go for $7 to $8 per record.
Accounts for the popular HBO go for around $10 while Netflix accounts are cheaper at $5 a pop.
Sports network streaming service accounts
Accounts used to get access to online streaming of sporting events can go for around $15 per record, depending on the sport, as nobody likes blackouts in their local market.
Any, absolutely any digital record has a price and is sold on the “Dark Web” hacker forums or surface web forums and market places. Such marketplaces operate openly in countries like Russia, China, and Brazil. To gain entry into such market places or hacker forums you need a referral from another trusted member.
You can go through this report by Privacy Affairs to know more about how the dark web hacker forums and market places operate.