CYBER criminals are selling personal data on the dark web for the price of a cup of coffee, a survey has found.
Email logins, which can be a gateway to financial data, can be sold for as little as £2.10, it adds. Logins for 26 of the most commonly used accounts are available.
Those for Facebook fetch £3.00, Twitter go for £2.50 and Apple IDs command £10.30 while a Netflix login sells for £8.20. Online shopping details with Amazon sell for £9.80, eBay for £9.70 or £2.70 with Tesco.
The biggest money spinner for crooks is credit, debit cards and PayPal details, which cost £619.40.
Investigators with Money Guru found an individual’s entire personal identity can be bought for £744.30.
Annual fraud against individuals in the UK is estimated to be worth £6.8billion. Money Guru’s head of digital James MacDonald said: ‘Our research into personal data and how much it’s actually worth on the black market is shocking to say the least.
‘For less than £750, criminals can access not only your bank details but online shopping, social media and email information too.
‘This just goes to show how vital it is to protect your data where possible to avoid facing costly consequences.’
Meanwhile, a fake passport ‘factory’ used to supply hundreds of forged documents has been smashed by police in London.
Police held three men — two Latvian nationals and a Ukranian — following what they believed to be a ‘handover’ in Hackney, east London.