We speak a lot about hacks that happen in lots of companies, we always say that information has been stolen. But do we really know what those hackers do with some of the information. We do know that some of the hacks are to hurt people but with hundreds of thousands of stolen information that the hackers don’t need, they sell it on the dark web.
We will not enter into what the Dark Web is besides that it’s encrypted and anonymous place to sell unusual things, mostly in use by criminals and hackers (kind of criminals we can say). The site Tripwire reveals the prices for our information and it’s pretty amazing.
Visa Card classic or MasterCard with user data from EU or UK will cost $35, while from the US will cost only $14. If you want Visa Premium with user data it’s more expensive as from EU and UK it’s $53 and from the USA is only $27.
More information prices :
- USA email accounts – $113
- USA social media accounts – $113
- Enterprise email (per mailbox) – $438
- IP Address – $79
- Remote Access – $9
- Crypters – $56 to $386
- Exploits kits – $113
As you can see, our stolen data is not expensive, and it can be bought easily in the Dark web. Now remember that every time you hear about data hacks with personal info stolen, just remember that this info will soon be for sale to criminals that planning their next thing.
That why you should keep security a top priority, as a consumer and as a enterprise.