Dark Web Price Index 2023

Miklos Zoltan

By Miklos Zoltan . 23 April 2023

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In 2022 and Q1 2023 dark web markets continued to bloom with a multitude of listings of various illegal goods and services.

During the second half of 2022, law enforcement cracked down on a large number of darknet markets, temporarily disrupting the supply of such illicit goods.

This, however, did little to deter cybercriminals. New websites and forums sprang up overnight.

As in the previous 3 years, we conducted research into the supply and prices of various goods and services sold by cybercriminals on the dark web.

This is what we found:

Category Product Avg. dark web Price (USD)
Credit Card Data Credit card details, account balance up to 5,000 $110
Card.com hacked account $75
Credit card details, account balance up to 1,000 $70
Stolen online banking logins, minimum 
2,000 on account $60
United Arab Emirates credit card with CVV $35
Stolen online banking logins, minimum 100 on account $40
TDBank hacked account $30
Canada hacked credit card details with CVV $30
Australia hacked credit card details w/ CVV $23
Israel hacked credit card details with CVV $20
Spain hacked credit card details with CVV $20
UK hacked credit card details with CVV $20
Cloned American Express with PIN $20
Cloned Mastercard with PIN $20
Cloned VISA with PIN $20
USA hacked credit card details with CVV $15
Hacked (Global) credit card details with CVV $10
Walmart account with credit card attached $5
Payment processing services ING bank account logins (verified account) $4,255
HSBC UK Business account $4,200
Switzerland online banking login $2,200
Barclays online banking login $2,100
Santander personal bank account $1,800
Revolut verified account (UK, USA) $1,600
Verified Stripe account with payment gateway $1,200
Cashapp verified account $860
Stolen UK fully verified Skrill account details $610
Chase Bank login $500
Hacked Weststein Card account $500
Hacked TransferGo account $500
Payoneer verified account $200
CitiBank verified account $200
Wells Fargo banking login $150
Chime Bank account login $125
50 Hacked PayPal account logins $120
Hacked PerfectMoney account $100
Luno Account together with a balance of $5,000 $80
Bluebird Bank account login $75
Go2Bank hacked account $60
Huntington bank account login $60
PayPal transfer from stolen account, $8,000+ balances $54
Hacked Western Union Account $39
Western Union transfer from stolen account, $1,000+ balances $32
Bank of America account login $30
PayPal transfer from stolen account, $1,000 – $3,000 balances $30
Suntrust Bank account $30
PayPal transfers from stolen account, $100-$1,000 balance $25
CBA Random Bank login $25
PayPal transfer from stolen account, $5,000+ balances $22
Stolen PayPal account details, no balance $15
Movo.Cash Login $11
Stolen PayPal account details, minimum $1,000 balances $10
Stolen PayPal account details, minimum $100 balances $10
Crypto Accounts N26 verified account (Germany) $2,650
Wirex verified and hacked account $2,300
Nuri account with German IBAN $2,200
Zen.com verified account $1,600
Kraken verified account $1,170
Binance verified account $410
Xcoins verified account $350
Bitit.io verified account $450
Vexel.com hacked account $410
Quippy.com verified account $410
Kriptomat.io verified account $410
FTX KYC and verified account $400
CoinMarketCap Wallet $375
Crypto.com verified account $300
Cex.io verified account $250
Hacked Coinbase verified account $250
Keybank verified account $180
Bit2me verified account $150
Robinhood hacked account $150
Coinfield.com verified account $140
Blockchain.com verified account $85
USA verified LocalBitcoins account $70
US verified Bitrex account $30
Paxful.com verified account – level 1 $20
Social Media Hacked Gmail account $60
Hacked Facebook account $25
Hacked Instagram account $25
Hacked Twitter account $20
Twitter retweets x 1000 $10
LinkedIn company page followers x 1000 $5
Instagram followers x 1000 $2
Pinterest followers x 1000 $2
Twitch followers x 1000 $2
Instagram likes x 1000 $2
Spotify followers x 1000 $1
Soundcloud plays x 1000 $1
Hacked Services AirBNB.com verified account $300
Bet365 account $35
Uber driver hacked account $30
US eBay account $20
Netflix account, 1-year subscription $20
Uber hacked account $12
Spotify hacked account $10
Hacked Alaskaair account $10
NBA League Pass $8
Kaspersky account $7
Various adult site accounts $6
Canva Pro yearly $5
Disney Plus hacked account $3
CNBC Pro $3
Hulu $3
HBO $2
Orange TVy $2
Netflix 4K 1 year $1
Forged Documents – Scans Alberta CA driver’s License (scan) $140
USA selfie with holding ID $110
Forged WalMart prescription Rx labels $100
Russian passport scan $80
New York driver’s license $60
USA passport scans $50
NSW (Australia) driver’s license $40
Custom drivers’ license $35
Minnesota driver’s license $22
UK passport template $22
Germany passport template $22
New Hampshire drivers license template $20
Utility bill templates $15
Belgian passport template $10
UK utility bill templates $10
US business cheque templates $8
Forged Documents – Physical Maltese Passport $4,000
French Passport $3,000
Netherlands Passport $3,000
Various European Union passports $3,000
Poland Passport $2,500
EU drivers’ license $2,000
Lithuanian passport $1,800
European Union National ID (avg.) $1,700
Poland ID card $1,700
France drivers’ license $1,500
Romania drivers’ license $1,450
Latvian National ID $1,300
Fake US Green Card $450
Delaware ID $200
Indiana ID $200
Montana ID $200
Nevada ID $200
Texas ID $200
New Jersey drivers license $200
Louisiana ID $200
Utah ID $200
US driver’s license (avg.) $150
Email Database Dumps 10 million USA email addresses $120
600k New Zealand emails $110
2,4 million Canada emails $100
Malware Premium-quality, per 1,000 $4,500
Europe fresh, high-quality per 1,000 installs $1,600
UK high-quality per 1,000 installs $1,600
USA high-quality, per 1,000 installs $1,500
USA, CA, UK, AU med quality, 70% success rate per 1,000 installs $1,100
CA high-quality, per 1,000 installs $1,100
Europe, aged, high-quality, per 1,000 installs $1,000
USA, CA, UK, AU low quality, slow speed, low success rate x 1000 installs $600
USA only, medium-quality, 70% success rate, per 1,000 installs $700
Android OS per 1,000 installs $650
Europe, medium-quality, 70% success rate, per 1,000 installs $250
Europe low-quality, slow-speed, low success rate, per 1,000 installs $110
Global, medium-quality, 70% success rate, per 1,000 $75
Global, low quality, slow-speed, low success rate, per 1,000 installs $35
DDOS Attacks Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 1 month $750
Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 1 week $350
Europe, low-quality, slow speed, low success rate per 1, 000 requests $200
Premium protected website, 20-50k requests per second, multiple elite proxies, 24 hours $170
Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 24 hours $35
Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 1 hour $10

Law Enforcement Action Had Little Effect on Supply and Prices

2022 and early 2023 saw the seizure of many major darknet markets by law enforcement. Some of the biggest markets have disappeared within just a few weeks in the latter half of 2022.

This, however, did little to reduce the supply of illicit goods and services on the dark web.

New websites and forums were created nearly overnight and very quickly filled the gap left by the sites taken down by authorities.

  • Sales volume: We have detected no long-term decrease in sales volume as a consequence of these law enforcement actions. New communities are quickly organized on new sites or forums.
  • Data volume: During this reporting period we noted that sellers and buyers preferred to transact more bulk data rather than individual goods (such as ID cards, for example). This could indicate increase profitability of scams, frauds, and other shady activities.
  • Prices: Most items and services we track for 3 years saw a significant decrease in pricing. This could mean that law enforcement action did little to reduce the supply of such goods as well as the fact that more people than ever fall victim to cybercriminals.

Important Operations Changes

As the Dark Web market evolves, its operators adopt strategies and priorities similar to those of traditional marketing and retail businesses.

During the 2022-2023 reporting period, significant shifts in Dark Web operations were observed:

  • No clear market leader: Unlike in 2020, 2021, and early 2022, in 2023 no market appears to dominate. In 2022 many previously prominent markets such as ToRReZ and the new AlphaBay were shut down. The gap of these larger sites was filled by several smaller sites, many of which usually disappear within just a few months.

    

However, as explained, this did little to nothing in decreasing the supply of the illegally obtained goods and services sold.


  • Dark web security ops: It appears that after the recent crackdown on the major darknet markets, cybercriminals adopted a new strategy of regularly launching new and smaller sites.



    Instead of focusing on operating bigger sites (that inevitably get seized by authorities), it seems that cybercriminals now periodically launch new and smaller sites that they then shut down after a few months.

    

This allows them to better evade law enforcement action by attempting to wipe any evidence within just a few months and avoiding becoming big enough to raise too much attention.



    These new sites are then advertised on various cybercrime discussion forums and Telegram channels.


  • Telegram instead of websites: Telegram has become a major channel for facilitating the sale of hacked personal data. Multiple channels with hundreds of thousands of users exist that facilitate the sale of such illegally obtained goods.

2023 Dark Web Product Price Index

As with our previous reports, we gather data by scanning Dark Web marketplaces, forums, and websites. This information is then processed to generate an index of average prices for a broad range of specific products.

Cloned Credit Cards and Cardholder Data

In December 2022, an estimated 7.5 million credit cards were made available on the Dark Web.

The average cost of credit card information varies from $10 (in countries such as the U.S., Canada, and Australia) to $240 each (with a card balance).

However, as demonstrated in the table below, there was a small general downward trend in the prices of these items.

Product Avg. Price USD (2022) Avg. Price USD (2023) YoY Difference
Israel hacked credit card details with CVV $25 $20 -$40
Credit card details, account balance up to 5,000 $120 $110 -$10
Credit card details, account balance up to 1,000 $80 $70 -$10
Cloned American Express with PIN $25 $20 -$10
Stolen online banking logins, minimum 
2,000 on account $65 $60 -$5
Hacked (Global) credit card details with CVV $15 $10 -$5
Spain hacked credit card details with CVV $25 $20 -$5
Walmart account with credit card attached $10 $5 -$5
USA hacked credit card details with CVV $17 $15 -$2
Australia hacked credit card details w/ CVV $23 $23 $0
Cloned Mastercard with PIN $20 $20 $0
Cloned VISA with PIN $20 $20 $0
UK hacked credit card details with CVV $20 $20 $0
Stolen online banking logins, minimum 100 on account $35 $40 +$5
Canada hacked credit card details with CVV $10 $30 +$12
ING bank account logins (verified account) $4,255
Card.com hacked account $75
TDBank hacked account $30
United Arab Emirates credit card with CVV $35

Here is an example of a USA “Fullz” related posting with 15 confirmed sales:

USA Fullz

And here is an example of a credit card data related listing:

Stolen credit card details

Payment Processing Services

Online payment methods such as mobile payments and payment processors are becoming more popular among retailers.

Many people also prefer to buy goods and services online, which allows for more opportunities to steal people’s personal data and financial information.

Despite a recent push for security awareness and forcing people to implement 2FA, a huge number of people still become victims of cybercriminals who manage to steal their online payment accounts.

The most common type of account details for sale on the Dark Web are PayPal accounts.

Because there are so many of them available, they are also very cheap to buy. (A more expensive option would be to get money transferred from a hacked account.)

Current prices

Product Avg. Price USD (2022) Avg. Price USD (2023) YoY Difference
50 Hacked PayPal account logins $150 $120 -$30
Hacked PerfectMoney account $110 $100 -$10
Hacked Weststein Card account $710 $700 -$10
Hacked TransferGo account $510 $500 -$10
PayPal transfer from stolen account, $5,000+ balances $30 $22 -$8
PayPal transfer from stolen account, $8,000+ balances $60 $54 -$6
PayPal transfer from stolen account, $1,000 – $3,000 balances $45 $30 -$5
Movo.Cash Login $14 $11 -$3
Stolen PayPal account details, minimum $1,000 balances $20 $20 $0
Stolen PayPal account details, minimum $100 balances $10 $10 $0
Stolen PayPal account details, no balance $15 $15 $0
Western Union transfer from stolen account, $1,000+ balances $30 $32 +$2
PayPal transfers from stolen account, $100-$1,000 balance $15 $25 +$10
Hacked Western Union Account $25 $39 +$14
Cashapp verified account $800 $854 +$54
Verified Stripe account with payment gateway $1,000 $1,200 +$200
Stolen UK fully verified Skrill account details $120 $610 +$490
Wise account – verified UK, USA $1,500

The table above shows how much the prices of processing account details have fallen in the last year due to the high supply.

New payment processing services

Our price index grew with the addition of nine payment processing services.

New Payment Processing Services Avg. Price USD (2023)
Revolut verified account (UK, USA) $1,600
Switzerland online banking login $2,200
Luno Account together with a balance of $5,000 $80
Chase Bank login $500
Payoneer verified account $200
CitiBank verified account $200
HSBC UK Business account $4,200
Barclays online banking login $2,100
Go2Bank hacked account $60
Suntrust Bank account $30
Huntington bank account login $60
Wells Fargo banking login $1,500
Bank of America account login $30
Bluebird Bank account login $75
CBA Random Bank login $25
Chime Bank account login $125
Santander personal bank account $1,800

Here is a listing related to stolen PayPal accounts. Note that it has confirmed sales:

Stolen PayPal account

And here you can see one related to the payment processor Skrill:

Hacked Skrill account

And a Revolut listing:

Hacked Revolut account

Hacked Cryptocurrency Accounts

Below is our current crypto account listings for the current reporting period (2022-2023).

Product Avg. Price USD (2022) Avg. Price USD (2023) YoY Difference
USA verified LocalBitcoins account $120 $70 -$50
Blockchain.com verified account $90 $85 -$5
Coinfield.com verified account $120 $140 +$20
Crypto.com verified account $250 $300 +$50
Cex.io verified account $170 $250 +$80
Hacked Coinbase verified account $120 $250 +$130
Kraken verified account $250 $1,170 +$920

Cryptocurrency accounts were the only category that we saw to have experienced an increase. This is likely due to the fact that cryptocurrency prices have been largely stagnating in H2 2022 and H1 2023, which resulted in less interest shown by the mainstream population.

As a consequence of this, likely fewer crypto trading accounts and wallets were available for hackers to target.

Prices are, however, expected to fall in case of a new cryptocurrency upturn, as this would lead to increased interest and hype from the general public.

Prices of hacked cryptocurrency accounts still remain overall the highest among all hacked online accounts. This indicates that hacking such accounts still remains extremely profitable.

Below you can find a screenshot of a hacked Coinbase account listing with confirmed sales:

Hacked Coinbase account

We have detected several new items listed on dark web sites that previously were not reported:

New Cryptocurrency Accounts Avg. Price USD (2023)
Binance verified account $410
Xcoins verified account $350
Bitit.io verified account $450
Bit2me verified account $150
CoinMarketCap Wallet $375
Zen.com verified account $1,600
Nuri account with German IBAN $2,200
Paxful.com verified account – level 1 $20
FTX KYC and verified account $400
Vexel.com hacked account $410
Keybank verified account $180
Wirex verified and hacked account $2,300
Quippy.com verified account $410
US verified Bitrex account $30
Kriptomat.io verified account $410
N26 verified account (Germany) $2,650
Robinhood hacked account $150

Below you can see a listing related to the crypto trading platform Robinhood:

Hacked Robinhood account

Hacked Online Services & Entertainment Accounts

Hacked social media accounts are evidence that cybercriminals have a diverse appetite for Dark Web data products.

They also offer access to online subscription services for cheaper prices—but customers have to gamble with the chance of being caught.

Product Avg. Price USD (2022) Avg. Price USD (2023) YoY Difference
Bet365 account $40 $35 -$10
Netflix account, 1-year subscription $25 $20 -$5
Uber driver hacked account $35 $30 -$5
Netflix 4K 1 year $4 $1 -$3
Uber hacked account $15 $12 -$3
Hulu $5 $2 -$2
HBO $4 $2 -$2
Canva Pro yearly $6 $5 -$1
CNBC Pro $3 $3 $0
Orange TV $4 $2 $0
NBA League Pass $7 $8 +$1
Various adult site accounts $5 $6 +$1
Kaspersky account $5 $7 +$2
AirBNB.com verified account $300
US eBay account $200
Spotify hacked account $10
Disney Plus hacked account $3
Hacked Alaskaair account $10

The main reason why people purchase these accounts is to access content that is not available on their own accounts. The hacked accounts may belong to a country that has a larger selection of streaming sites than their own.

This seems strange because people can use a VPN to bypass streaming site restrictions. For instance, a VPN can help you unblock Netflix.

These are some examples of different types of hacked online accounts for sale:

Hacked Disney+ account

Forged Documents (Scans)

A thriving category of illicit goods and services sold on dark web markets is that of scans of personal documents.

Criminals can use this data to impersonate people on the internet and even open online accounts in their names.

One could end up with their details being used to open accounts on various pornographic websites or cryptocurrency trading sites.

Another popular category is that of ID and utility bill templates.

Buyers can modify these items with any detail they desire.

With some real information and some expertise, they can easily produce a collection of fake, authentic-looking documents.

This is what we found:

Product Avg. Price USD (2022) Avg. Price USD (2023) YoY Difference
Minnesota driver’s license $150 $22 -$128
NSW (Australia) driver’s license $150 $40 -$110
Alberta CA driver’s License (scan) $165 $140 -$25
Russian passport scan $100 $80 -$20
USA selfie with holding ID $120 $110 -$10
Utility bill templates $25 $15 -$10
New York driver’s license $70 $60 -$10
US business cheque templates $10 $8 -$2
Custom drivers’ license $35
Belgian passport template $10
UK passport template $22
UK utility bill templates $10
Germany passport template $22
Forged WalMart prescription Rx labels $100
New Hampshire drivers license template $22
USA passport scans $50

Fake money (mostly in 20- and 50-USD bills) is a very common and easy-to-find item.

The most in-demand currencies are euros, the British pound, and dollars from Canada, Australia, and the United States.

Some of these bills have a guarantee that they can pass a UV pen test. Usually, these especially high-quality fake banknotes cost buyers around 30 percent of their face value.

Document scans that include a selfie with the owner are another useful purchase.

This is what an example of a passport template listing looks like:

Dark web passport template

Forged Documents (Physical)

Buyers can also get fake physical documents on the Dark Web. These are the most expensive items on the Dark Web markets by a long shot.

Product Avg. Price USD (2022) Avg. Price USD (2023) YoY Difference
Poland Passport $3,800 $2,500 -$1,300
Netherlands Passport $3,800 $3,000 -$800
Lithuanian passport $3,800 $3,000 -$800
French Passport $3,800 $3,000 -$800
Various European Union passports $3,800 $3,000 -$800
Nevada ID $160 $200 +$40
New Jersey drivers license $160 $200 +$40
Delaware ID $150 $200 +$50
US driver’s license $150 $200 +$50
Indiana ID $150 $200 +$50
Montana ID $150 $200 +$50
Texas ID $150 $200 +$50
Louisiana ID $150 $200 +$50
Utah ID $150 $200 +$50
Maltese Passport $3,800 $4,000 +$200
Fake US Green Card $160 $450 +$290
Latvian National ID $160 $1,300 +$1140
European Union National ID (avg.) $160 $1,700 +$1,540
Romania drivers’ license $1,450
EU drivers’ license (avg.) $2,000
France drivers’ license $1,500
Poland ID card $1,700

Below you can see a listing about someone allegedly selling forged French ID cards:

Fake French ID Card

Listings related to various forged documents:

Forged documents on the dark web

Email Database Dumps

Data from email dump is very cheap because it is easy to find and not very reliable. Most email dumps are compilations and collections of other email breaches, so the quality standards are usual—you get what you pay for.

Email Database Dumps Avg. Price USD (2023)
10 million USA email addresses $120
100 million USA email addresses $200
5 million UK email addresses $110
1,2 million USA dentist email addresses $200
600k New Zealand emails $110
2,4 million Canada emails $100

Malware

Malware can compromise systems running on various operating systems, including Microsoft Windows and Android. Once installed, it grants hackers full access to the machine’s capabilities.

This can result in hijacked computer resources through ransomware or stolen user information.

Fake online casinos and social networks are common methods for distributing malware. To avoid infection, it’s best to avoid downloading anything from untrusted sources or websites.

The table below displays items according to their price, country of origin, and quality indicators.

Product Avg. Price USD (2022) Avg. Price USD (2023) YoY Difference
Premium-quality, per 1,000 $5,500 $4,500 -$1,000
USA only, medium-quality, 70% success rate, per 1,000 installs $900 $700 -$900
Android OS per 1,000 installs $950 $650 -$300
Europe fresh, high-quality per 1,000 installs $1,800 $1,600 -$200
UK high-quality per 1,000 installs $1,800 $1,600 -$200
USA high-quality, per 1,000 installs $1,700 $1,500 -$200
Europe, medium-quality, 70% success rate, per 1,000 installs $450 $250 -$200
USA, CA, UK, AU med quality, 70% success rate per 1,000 installs $1,200 $1,100 -$100
CA high-quality, per 1,000 installs $1,200 $1,100 -$100
USA, CA, UK, AU low quality, slow speed, low success rate x 1000 installs $800 $700 -$100
Europe, aged, high-quality, per 1,000 installs $1,100 $1,000 -$100
Global, medium-quality, 70% success rate, per 1,000 $115 $75 -$40
Global, low quality, slow-speed, low success rate, per 1,000 installs $45 $35 -$10
Europe low-quality, slow-speed, low success rate, per 1,000 installs $120 $110 -$10

DDOS Attacks

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is designed to disrupt access to websites and other internet resources. This is achieved by overwhelming the targeted website’s server with thousands of connection requests, causing it to crash.

While no information is stolen during a DDoS attack, it can be used for extortion or to conceal other hacking activities.

The DDoS attacks listed below are characterized by their target, number of access requests, quality, speed, and duration.

Note that the duration of a DDoS attack can vary from seconds to days and the results are often proportional to the price paid.

Product Avg. Price USD (2022) Avg. Price USD (2023) YoY Difference
Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 1 month $850 $750 -$100
Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 1 week $450 $350 -$100
Europe, low-quality, slow speed, low success rate per 1, 000 requests $300 $200 -$100
Premium protected website, 20-50k requests per second, multiple elite proxies, 24 hours $200 $170 -$30
Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 24 hours $45 $35 -$10
Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 1 hour $10 $10 $0

How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

There is no shortage of methods to get hacked, but there are just as many ways to defend against it. By following these suggestions, you can deter unwanted intruders from accessing your accounts at home or work.

To minimize the risk of identity theft, consider implementing these strategies:

Steer clear of public or insecure Wi-Fi

When in a public place or any location where you doubt the network’s safety, employ a virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt all communication.

However, if a hacker gains access to the unsecured network you are on, they can easily view your account details and steal or modify your information.

If you are interested in selecting a VPN, consult my guide about the best VPNs to the top options. While it may seem inconvenient, it is worth it.

Adopt secure ATM habits

Inspect ATMs for skimmers. Skimmers are devices attached to ATMs that resemble card readers, but they transmit your card data to a hacker instead of your bank. To check for ATM skimmers:

  • Apply gentle pressure to the card slot’s sides. Look for any loose components, as skimmers are typically mounted delicately and will move when lightly pressed.
  • Examine the edges for glue or tape. If you spot any adhesive material, avoid using the ATM and alert the bank.
  • Abort the transaction if you struggle to insert your card into the ATM. Notify the bank about the issue.

Look for counterfeit keypads. Fake keypads may be placed over real ones to record your PIN. They are often poorly mounted, so if the keypad appears to be off-center or wiggles slightly, stop using it and inform the bank.

Safeguard your information

ATMs are just one avenue through which sensitive account information can be exposed.

Never disclose sensitive data over the phone. This applies even when the information is needed for critical procedures, such as registering for Social Security or obtaining a new driver’s license. If feasible, provide the information in person.

Utilize anti-malware tools. Install anti-virus or other anti-malware software on your personal computer to scan for malware. Then, configure the update frequency to Automatic.

Maintain Account and Password Cleanliness

Every location where personal data is stored is a potential target for cybercriminals. Here are some methods to thwart unauthorized access to your data repositories.

  • Refrain from using the same password across multiple accounts. This makes it simple for an attacker to breach your accounts. When a large list of account details is leaked on the dark web, your information can be cross-referenced with other services such as email or banking, so avoid using the same password for them.
  • Terminate accounts that are no longer in use. Cybercriminals can exploit outdated information or use it in password resets or similar attacks. This is particularly dangerous if you reuse passwords for multiple accounts.
  • Employ a password manager. Tools like LastPass or Keepass make it simple to generate robust passwords for all your accounts (with only a master password to remember). Many of these solutions are free.

While these guidelines may appear complex and bothersome initially, they will become second nature once you become accustomed to them. This is when you will develop a crucial sense of cybersecurity both online and in everyday life.

The Significance of This Data

You may be questioning the relevance of these somewhat technical details. While dark web market data may not offer valuable insights to most individuals, the overall message is evident: Cybercriminals value your data, and stealing your identity or exploiting you is inexpensive.

The abundance of purchasable data has led to a bulk sales mentality for dark web customers.

Unfortunately, the increasing availability of personal information on the Dark Web results in lower costs—and consequently, a higher likelihood—that your accounts will be compromised.

Therefore, the probability of being hacked is unpredictable but on the rise unless you take measures to protect yourself.

By adopting a few straightforward rules and habits, you can make it more difficult for hackers to access your data and remove yourself from their line of sight.

This not only helps protect your identity but also contributes to your overall cybersecurity in the digital age.

6 Comments

  • O que é a Dark Web e por que ela é tão Perigosa?

    February 23, 2024 8:01 pm

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  • Sofia

    September 10, 2023 5:26 am

    Thank You for your information and guidance,
    Your wealth of knowledge and experience is an invaluable help to safeguard the online communication and protect the digital security of anyone.
    I would like your expert insights and recommendations on the most effective strategies for addressing and mitigating phishing and spam emails threats.

    It would be very good to have a place where one can redirect all these email threats, so that they can be followed up and if possible stopped, and at the same time verify if they really are, as they appear to be, fraudulent.

  • Pack

    May 13, 2023 11:40 am

    And what websites do these data correspond to if many of them have been knocked down? Which of the large/popular ones are still operational?

  • Pack

    May 13, 2023 11:39 am

    What websites do these data correspond to if many of them have been knocked down? Which of the large/popular ones are still operational?

  • Terry, Northern California

    May 4, 2023 5:38 pm

    Thank you, Miklos, for this informative article. As a victim of identity theft from someone who knew me very well (my former spouse), I find it difficult to locate relevant information for people who have been victimized more personally by someone whom they shared intimacy with and trust was assumed. This type of ID theft brings challenging issues to the victim otherwise not experienced in other types of ID theft – where can I learn more about all aspects of Familial Identity Theft? Thx, T.

  • Daniel.

    April 27, 2023 2:34 pm

    Puedo encontrar un web sitio donde pueda conseguir transferencias?

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