May 2, 2023 11:04 UTC
May 2, 2023 at 11:04 UTC
Crypto accounts are being sold by darknet hackers for as little as $30 each.
According to online data security service Privacy Affairs, prices of compromised cryptocurrency accounts continue to command the highest prices among compromised internet accounts.
The darknet is purportedly being used by cybercriminals from the deepest corners of the internet to offer compromised, verified crypto accounts for as little as $30 per.
The costs of a few of the fraudulent verified bitcoin accounts are as follows:
- Verified Kraken account: $1,170
- Verified account on Binance: $410
- Account verified on Crypto.com: $300
- Verified Coinbase account with $250
- US currency Account on Bittrex: $30
According to information from the Dark Web Price Index from the previous year, these estimates indicate a considerable increase in the costs associated with the identical account details in 2022. In 2022, there were hackers
For confirmed Kraken and Binance accounts, you only need to spend $260 and $250, respectively.
On well-known cryptocurrency exchanges, Know Your Customer (KYC) security safeguards can be fraudulently circumvented via compromised accounts.
Accounts for cryptocurrencies aren’t the only things on the list. Account information for credit cards with up to $5,000 in available credit is sold for about $110, while login information for online bank accounts with up to $2,000 in available credit is offered for $60.
Login details for all manner of social media accounts are also up for grabs, including hacked Facebook, Airbnb and Gmail accounts, starting as low as $25 a pop.
In a statement concerning these shocking new figures, Privacy Affairs security researcher Miklos Zoltan said that internet users must be more cautious with their personal information than ever before.
“If someone gets their hands on your financial details or social media credentials, the prices mentioned above are basically what it’s worth to them,” Zoltan explained.
“There’s a good chance that you value these things much more than they do, as to them, you’re just another mark for a quick buck.”
Additionally, login information for hacked Facebook, Airbnb, and Gmail accounts is available for purchase starting at $25 per set.
Internet users must now more than ever be vigilant with their personal information, according to Privacy Affairs security expert Miklos Zoltan, who made the comment in response to these startling new statistics.
The amounts listed above are essentially what your financial information and social media login credentials are worth to a hacker, according to Zoltan.
You probably value these things considerably more than they do because, in their eyes, you’re just another target for making money quickly.
A rising issue in the sector is account hacking at well-known crypto exchanges.
Following an attack on his account, a user of the American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recently filed a lawsuit against the business.
He asserted that he had lost “90% of his life savings” as a result of a dishonest hacking technique known as a “SIM swap,” in which con artists take over a phone number by deceiving the telecoms operator into connecting it to their own SIM card.