According to a Privacy Affairs study, a full set of victim’s personal data will cost criminals just $1,115. After receiving them, attackers can create fake passports and driver’s licenses.
Other information is even cheaper:
Credit card details and related information – from $17 to $120;
Online Banking Login Information – $45;
Hacked Facebook Account – $45;
Cloned VISA with PIN-code – $20;
Stolen PayPal account data with a balance of at least $1000 – $20.
According to Privacy Affairs statistics, in December 2021, about 4.5 million credit cards were put up for sale in the darkweb. The average price ranged from $1 to $20.
Miklos Zoltan, CEO of Privacy Affairs, says that fraudsters can buy any credit card information: CVV code, number and expiration date. In addition, attackers can buy an email address, a physical address and a phone number. This gives fraudsters the opportunity to infiltrate the credit card processing chain, ignoring any security systems.
Over the past year, the data market on the darknet has grown in total volume and variety of products, so, according to Zoltan, as supply has grown, most prices have fallen sharply. The researchers found more than 9,000 active sellers selling fake identity cards and credit cards.
In 2021, many times more fake credit cards, personal information and documents were sold than in 2020. Hacked cryptocurrency accounts and entertainment web services have become even more accessible. For example, the data of crypto wallets of well–known platforms are sold at a price from $90 to $250, and a hacked annual subscription to Netflix costs $ 25 dollars, an HBO account costs $4, a Bet365 account costs $40, an Uber account costs $15.