How Much Are You Worth On The Dark Web? (Credit Card, PayPal, SSN)

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jan 22, 2021 01:36 am PST

Comparitech researchers have analyzed the prices of stolen credit cards, hacked PayPal accounts, and private Social Security numbers on more than 40 different dark web marketplaces, looking at prices based on account balance, credit limit, country, and what information is included with a given listing.

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Chloé Messdaghi
Chloé Messdaghi , VP of Strategy
January 25, 2021 3:42 pm

<p>I find it really fascinating that in the U.S., we have the cheapest fullz at about $8/record. We know that in the countries that are the highest – Japan, UAE and Europe – they’re taking extra steps to make sure all companies are adhering to some sort of data privacy and protection. In the U.S., we don’t put it as high up on the priority list as they do, and this research clearly shows that.</p> <p> </p> <p>Companies – and consumers – need to do better at privacy. Better passwords, having password managers, requesting multi-factor authentication. We need better regulation, better legislation. And, really, we need more overall awareness of our digital footprint. Close accounts you don’t or won’t use. Delete payment info. Reset passwords to be more than 20 characters.</p> <p> </p> <p>It\’s easier to prevent a fire than to put one out.</p>

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Niamh Muldoon
Niamh Muldoon , Senior Director of Trust and Security EMEA
January 22, 2021 9:38 am

<p>I believe the introduction of Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) as part of the EU revised Payments Services Directive (PSD2), will reduce the risk of credit cards being stolen in the future. With Strong Customer Authentication, the financial and banking industry have enabled individuals to make informed risk-based decisions.<strong> </strong>Now individuals need to stay conscious and aware, choosing to only use service providers who protect their finances and identity with strong authentication, or multi-factor authentication. </p> <p><br />This regulation came into effect on the 31st of December 2020 for EU and EAA regions. As a result, we are seeing an increase in demand for identity and access management expertise to support businesses in meeting these requirements as well as balancing cost, compliance, and risk</p>

Last edited 2 years ago by Niamh Muldoon

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