Maybe everyone knows about cybercrime and maybe we are the victims but we don’t know. But no one knows the value of the information and the personal data they steal from us. Cybercriminals sell information and data on the Dark Web for as little as $ 50 (3,500 rupees). The information from Internet users that can be stolen and sold are social media accounts, data from Spotify, Uber or Netflix, credit card and bank details, information from gaming websites or dating app, and even porn websites.
The Dark Web (also known as the Dark Net), which is encrypted on the Internet and can not be found by search engines. A network security company has conducted an investigation into the markets in the Dark Web to find out the value of personal data and the way digital thieves use it. In order to get here, there must be a particular software, authorization and specific configuration.
After penetrating and investigating, Kaspersky Lab scientists learned that the data of the users of the network is not a high value in the Dark Web market. Most accounts are only available for $1 per account. In addition, cyber thieves are offering discounts for those who buy multiple accounts at once. All accounts are sold for a lifetime warranty, so if any accounts are disabled, the buyer will be offered a replacement account for free.
Cybercriminals can obtain the user’s account information because it is too subjective for the security of their account. These accounts can be sold at a low price, but they can be used for a variety of purposes, greatly affecting the individual and society.
A senior security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, David Jacoby, said the stolen data could cause many society’s vices. For example, they may lose money and property, reputation, bear debts, even suspected or accused of crimes committed by others.
These network thieves often exploit user information through phishing campaigns or infiltration holes in the software. After a successful attack, the thieves obtained password lists, including emails and passwords for hacked services, websites or software.
Researchers at Kaspersky say that most people use one password for multiple accounts on different platforms. Thieves will take advantage of this opportunity and access to all other possible platforms the account holder uses.
There are many ways to prevent this, such as using cyber-security and being aware of the information we provide publicly for websites on the Internet, including social networking sites, organizations.