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. Cybercriminals have reportedly been selling a variety of unlawfully obtained financial account information on the dark web, according to a study paper published on April 24 by online data protection firm Privacy Affairs and titled The Dark Web Price Index.
The costs of a few of the fraudulent verified Bitcoin accounts are as follows:
- Kraken verified account: $1,170
- Binance verified account: $410
- Crypto.com verified account: $300
- Coinbase verified account: $250
- U.S.-verified Bitrex account: $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 identical account details in 2022. Hackers paid just $260 and $250, respectively, in 2022 for confirmed Kraken and Binance accounts.
On well-known cryptocurrency exchanges, know-your-customer (KYC) security procedures can be fraudulently circumvented using 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.
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 bank information and social media login credentials are worth to someone who obtains them, 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.