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October 15, 2015

Dark Web sells bank card details for just £13

News: A new report shows how cyber criminals value personal data.

By Charlotte Henry

Intel Security today launched its Hidden Data Economy Report, which reveals an extensive black market in stolen financial data on the dark web.

Basic payment card data, which includes just a software generated valid primary account and security CVV number, is worth £12.91-£16.41 in the UK.

If this data includes a victims billing address, PIN number, social security number, date of birth, the mother’s maiden name, and username and password, it can reach £22.60.

"Like any unregulated, efficient economy, the cybercrime ecosystem has quickly evolved to deliver many tools and services to anyone aspiring to criminal behaviour," said Raj Samani, CTO for Intel Security EMEA.

"This ‘cybercrime-as-a-service’ marketplace has been a primary driver for the explosion in the size, frequency, and severity of cyber attacks."

Highly valued data includes bank login details, the value of which rise depending on the size of the victim’s account balance.

In the UK values range from £451.99 for a £6,500 account balance, to £581.13 for a £10,000 account balance.

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Access to online content services are for sale too, but comprise the low end of the market. Access to online streaming services such as Netflix is worth between $0.55 to $1, while premium cable channel streaming services can earn the seller $7.50.

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