Have you ever wondered how much your identity would cost to someone else on the internet? Cybercriminals across the world are sellingdigital identities of people, and to the surprise, it doesn’t even cost much —just $50.
Recently, the Russian cybersecurity and anti-viruscompany, Kaspersky Lab has conducted a study on some of the markets on the dark web and what they found was something really shocking. Cybercriminals on the dark web are selling personal digital identities and are making a handsome amount of money.
According to Kaspersky Lab, most of the identities come under $50 irrespective of the platform. Whether its social media accounts, banking details, app data, gaming accounts, or remote access to servers or desktops, the dark web has got numerous markets where this nasty sale is going on. Furthermore, these marketers have also got accounts of gaming websites, dating site, and porn websites, including informationof credit cards.
For a breached gaming and social media account (including logins), the cost is $1 each andfor eCommerce logins, the cost of is about $10 each. For bulk purchase, the dark web marketers also offer discounts. That is not all, these cybercriminals are so confident about their data they offer buyers a lifetime warranty. Meaning, if an account stops working or if the buyer fails to log in to the account, the seller provides a new account free of cost. Now, that’s some top-level customer service!
When an account gets compromised, the hackers collect all your information, which includes an email address and password. So to keep your online presence safe (to an extent), make sure you have a different password for different platform. Also, it is advised to use cybersecurity software to be aware of the data that isgoing away for free— especially on publicly available social media profiles.