What Is Your Personal Information Worth On The Deep Web?


Whereas the majority of people perceive the deep web as being a cloudy criminal world in which people can effortlessly purchase and sell everything from prescription medication, hacked and verified counterfeit travel documentation – even diplomatic passports – and sophisticated weaponry – even nuclear weapons – many have also found that it is a preferred location for hackers to buy and sell compromised information. The fact that our personal and financial information is being sold to individuals online, is utterly terrifying.

Lately, McAfee Labs circulated a document termed as The Hidden Data Economy. As the title suggests, the document provides the reader with a couple of intriguing observations of the financial burdens that govern compromised records within the deep web. It is adequate to say that each and every thing that is conceivable to the human brain, can be obtained if you are willing to pay the right amount for it. As an example, the document highlights the price of many online bank details. In the paragraph below, you will find details about the information that is obtainable online.

The projected cost of a stolen credit or top up card can vary from 0.01 Bitcoins (BTC) to 0.07 BTC ($5 to $30) – this is the price for the credit or debit cards in the United States. If you want the card details of a bank account in the United Kingdom, then the price can start from 0.05 BTC to 0.08 BTC ($20 to $35). If you want the card details of an Australian bank account, then the price can vary from 0.05 BTC to 0.09 BTC ($20 to $40). The price for Canadian card details can be purchased at the same rate as the Australian ones. Card details from European countries can start from 0.06 BTC to 0.09 ($24 to $37).

If you want an account that has a verified login credential and a balance of around $2,000, then you should have 0.48 BTC ($200) at-the-ready. If you want a bank account, the account’s login credentials and a sneaky money transfer service then those complete packages are worth 1.20 BTC to 14.45 BTC (which is priced at $450 to more than $6000). In simple words, if you want to make it look genuine, you should be willing to pay.

It is also worth mentioning that the deep web has turned into a big market – a lot larger than the surface web – in which people can even buy login details for different types of online streaming programs, such as Netflix, prime cable TV channels, and other paid sports streaming content.

Are online video streaming users the only victims? Hardly. The sad reality is that access to just about every conceivable online service is available,” states the document. “We found another online video streaming service account selling for $0.55. With single accounts to digital services selling for less than a dollar, criminals must move a lot of online accounts to make their efforts worthwhile.” Sadly, the availability of compromised data is, without a doubt, the most frightening element of the deep web.

Source: Business Insider

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  1. It would be nice if these “criminals” used more specific targets. Media like this intentionally threatens the under class have to watch dollars and cents.If these “criminals” became selective in or on targets they would net higher dollar values and leave people alone that are already being victimized by a system set on lies and greed.

  2. if the hackers are having verified login credentials of bank accounts then why dont they login and transfer the money to their accounts rather than selling this info online? im confused please explain….. :/

    • Less risks and trouble just selling the info on and letting someone else deal with the brunt force of it. Considering for the most part BTC and Tor + VPNs are mostly anonymous on the Tor network it makes sense.

    • because not every criminal can do this transfers, the haven’t the knowledge for it.
      as an ex con, i can say, u can just fuck up a life really hard, mostly the email login is enough.

  3. To a newbie just discovering the deep web and the hidden wiki (which isn’t all that “hidden”) it does at first glance seem to contain some possibly dark links. However, a deeper investigation into these alleged hearts of darkness rumored to contain real illegal drugs and weapons smuggling, pedophilia, torture, murder, hitmen for hire, cannibalism, human trafficing, satanic cults, and government files on stuff like UFOs/aliens/area51/illuminati conspiracies, are at long last revealed to be mostly FBI STING operations, scammers, or hoaxes. Most of the really dark and maddening material does not exist at all except on Redit, Creepypasta and YouTube (we all know just how unreliable those sources can be). As for the rest though, other than a bunch of down and broken links with weird names, there is absolutely no proof or validity to any of these ridiculous claims about ” dark web”. And as for TOR, don’t be lured into a false sense of security just because it uses a flashy word such as “anonymity”. The deep web is plastered with multiple legal warnings clearly stating that any and all traffic and activities on the deep web are monitored and traced 24/7 by FBI and other government agencies. Even other online apps you utilize are monitored once you download TOR, so it is just the opposite of anonymity, it opens you up to constant scrutiny by the government. As for drug and weapon sites on the deep web, they have all been busted and site owners arrested and then reopened later under slightly different names and are yet to be shut down even with the FBI’s prying eyes meaning those sites are probably nothing more than STING operations setup to catch petty criminals who think they are safe because they’re drug heads who can’t think properly because they’re so fried already. Others are just naive idiots who want to see some sick garbage or purchase something illegal and don’t think they can be busted because it hasn’t happened yet and because TOR promised anonymity regardless of the fact it was the government who created the entire thing to begin with. So yeah, been there, explored, and came to the conclusion that it is all BS people. My advice is don’t be so naive to believe everything you see, hear, or read on the internet people.


  4. It would be nice if these “criminals” used more specific targets. Media like this intentionally threatens the under class have to watch dollars and cents.If these “criminals” became selective in or on targets they would net higher dollar values and leave people alone that are already being victimized by a system set on lies and greed. http://www.iloveyouquotesimages.com/


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