Money Guru carried out a research on several dark web marketplaces uncovered that criminals can buy your details on the dark web, the dark web is part of the internet that isn’t visible to search engines and requires the use of an anonymous browser that can be accessed – for less than no time.
This is coming as Facebook confirms security breach on over 50 million accounts
The research unveiled that Facebook logins can be bought from $3.00 and email logins for as little as £2.10, while credit cards can be bought from $13.55 and debit cards from $19.41.
Internet banking information could be purchased from £13.19. Logins for eBay are being sold from £4.40. The investigation also revealed that it is possible to buy someones entire online actibities for just for $969.82 . This includes usernames, passwords, email addresses and any personal details associated with your account, such as name, address and phone numbers. The investigation by Money Guru states: ‘What people may not know is it takes under 10-20 minutes to generate an anonymous account, select someone’s data from the marketplace and reach a payment screen.
It was discovered that all the criminals need to access the dark web is the Tor Browers, a VPN and an internet connection’. Social media accounts are frequently stolen to sell to companies with low morals with regards to targeted advertising. Stolen social media accounts is also a way into identity theft and can be used to cause serious damage to someone’s reputation.