Hackers are selling Facebook logins for as little as £2 on the Dark Web according to recent investigation.
The “Dark Web” is that part of the internet that isn’t visible to search engines and requires the use of an anonymous browser called “Tor” to be accessed.
Research on multiple dark web marketplaces shows that criminals can buy such details easily from numerous suppliers on the dark web. It appears that Facebook logins can be bought from £2.30 and email logins for as little as £2.10, while credit cards details can be bought from £10.40 and debit card details from £14.90.
Logins for AirBnb cost from £7.70 and eBay logins are being sold from £4.40.
The investigation conducted by the price compare site found that you could purchase the majority of someone’s online life details for £744.30.
This includes usernames, passwords, email addresses and any personal details associated with your account, such as name, address and phone numbers.
Social media accounts are often stolen to sell to companies with no respect for privacy when it comes to targeted advertising.
Approximate Costs on the Dark Web:-
- Finance (credit cards, debit cards, online marketing, PayPal) = £619.40
- Online shopping (Amazon prime, Groupon, eBay, Tesco) = £30.30
- Travel (Airbnb, British Airways, Uber, Expedia) = £26.40
- Entertainment (Apple ID, Netflix, Spotify, Tidal, Steam) = £27.90
- Social media (Facebook, Reddit, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter) = £18.40
- Email and Communication (AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, T-Mobile) = £21.90
It really is important to protect your data where possible to avoid facing costly consequences.
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