A new study reveals that criminals are selling hacked crypto accounts for as low as $85 on the dark web. Is cyber security a myth in 2023?
Privacy Affairs, a content creator and provider of privacy information, has released a study of offering and pricing on the darknet. The result of the research might make one lean towards believing that online privacy is a myth in 2023.
Hacked crypto accounts got cheap
Cybercrime and cryptocurrency theft are on the rise. Shockingly, hacked crypto accounts are available for as cheap as $85. according to privacy mattersHere are the prices for cryptocurrency accounts from the largest centralized exchanges:
- Blockchain.com Verified Account – $85
- Verified Coinbase Account – $250
- Crypto.com – $300
- Binance – $410
- Kraken- $1,170
Not just crypto accounts, hackers are selling credit card details with account balances of up to $5,000 for $110 on the dark web. Online bank account credentials with a $2,000 balance are selling for just $60.
Facebook and Instagram login credentials cost about $25, and Gmail is $60. BeInCrypto recently reported how hackers accessed the email credentials of anyone with att.net, sbcglobal.net, bellsouth.net, and other AT&T email addresses.
One user reportedly lost $134,000 due to the hack from his Coinbase account because his email was hacked.
Fake documents on the darknet
Shockingly, Privacy Affairs claims that dark web hackers also commit identity theft through forged physical and scanned documents. Documents such as driver’s licenses and passports sell for under $150.
said Privacy Affairs founder Miklos Zoltan PR Newswire“If someone gets hold of your financials or your social media credentials, the above rates are basically what they’re worth. There’s a good chance that she values these things a lot more than you do, and to her, you’re just another tick for a quick buck.”
It is necessary to maintain some privacy measures, such as not using public WiFi, having two-factor authentication, and using anti-malware software. Users should also not share sensitive data over the phone.
“By adopting some straightforward rules and habits, you can make it more difficult for hackers to access your data and keep yourself out of their field of view.
Not only does this help protect your identity, but it also contributes to general cyber security in the digital age. “
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