A new report compiled by marketing agency Fractl reveals how much worth is a user’s login for a range of online services used on a daily basis, tais como Facebook, PayPal, DHL, e Gmail. The results are staggering. Fazer isso, the agency gathered data from three popular marketplaces hosted on the Dark Web – Dream, Point and Wall Street Market.
The Dark Web is probably best known for its criminal underground.
Dark net services and networks are only accessible via special relays, some of them use connections available from the global computer network (A Internet). Probably the most famous example is the Tor Hidden Service.
The Dark Web is used not only for the purchase of illegal substances and weapons but it is also deployed by cybercrminals on the hunt for user data, credit-card skimmers and various forms of malicious tools to assist them in their endeavors. Fraudulent activities often are enabled by user credentials that scammers obtained from underground marketplaces. This leads to several eminent questions…
How Much Does a Facebook Login Cost?
Pelo visto, logins for the social network which is currently tangled in huge privacy scandals can be sold for about $5.20 cada. If a malicious actor gets hold of your Facebook logins, he would be granted access to whatever personal data your account has, and would even open the door to the accounts of your friends. Em outras palavras, your account can be hijacked to spread malware – for various reasons, depending on the malware itself.
Aqui está um exemplo.
One of the most popular ways of getting infected by malware over Facebook is by clicking on a link sent by a counterfeit or hacked Facebook profile. A mensagem será exibida através do Facebook Messenger. Isso levará diretamente ao malware ou a uma página controlada por hackers que, por sua vez, oferece a ameaça. An example message reads “David Video” and points to a Google Docs document. O nome da pessoa pode ser diferente ou escolhido aleatoriamente usando uma lista prontamente disponível. Depois que as vítimas abrem o link, elas são orientadas a abri-lo. Observe que o link pode estar em seu formato completo ou abreviado usando um serviço (como bit.ly). Um exemplo recente de infecções perigosas por vírus através de táticas semelhantes foi detectado no OhNo Ransomware.
How Much Does a PayPal Login Cost?
According to Fractl’s report, PayPal logins with a relatively high balance is sold for approximately $247.
Contudo, even if a hacker doesn’t buy your PayPal credentials from an underground forum to drain your finances, he can still get it via a phishing scam.
Ao longo dos anos, PayPal has been used in various scams and with each, cybercriminals are getting better at making a scam as close as possible to the original messaging used by PayPal. If you are not careful enough, you may end up falling victim to a carefully crafted spoofed message, where you will be asked to login to “PayPal” or visit a page. There you will be asked to perform a specific action which will reveal your credentials.
How Much Does a Gmail Login Cost?
Logins for Gmail accounts appear to be among the cheapest ones, worth something not more than a dollar, the researchers found.
Keep in mind that Gmail is often compromised in phishing attacks, where the attacker would send an email to a Gmail account. O e-mail pode parecer a ser enviado por alguém o alvo sabe, E isso é porque sua conta foi hackeada. O e-mail pode incluir um anexo de uma imagem. Ao clicar na imagem para visualizá-la, uma nova aba será aberta eo usuário será solicitado a fazer login no Gmail novamente. This is where the attackers get hold of your login credentials.
How Much Does a DHL Login Cost?
The logins for a DHL account may cost some $10.40. Hackers may obtain DHL credentials via phishing scams, and may later sell them on the above-mentioned underground forums. It is a vicious circle, de fato!
DHL Phishing Scams are also quite widespread online. A partir de sites especialmente criados que empurram tais fraudes, às mensagens específicas enviadas a endereços de e-mail direcionados, the DHL brand has been used in phishing scams for nefarious reasons. Such reasons include the stealing of DHL credentials, informações pessoais ou malware empurrando com uma agenda oculta na maioria dos casos.
Note that Websites that are hosting such DHL Phishing Scams can load pop-ups and other advertising content as you are browsing to help popularize it. Montes de anúncios pode mostrar, promoting a way to obtain a shipment or something else via the DHL brand.
How Much Does an Entire Online Identity Cost?
sim, if you a hacker willing to pay something like $1,200, you can become the “owner” of an entire online identity including hacked financial accounts, identification numbers, contas sociais, etc. How is this even possible? Thanks to the hundreds of large-scale data breaches that have happened during the past few years!
“Com 5.3 billion records released due to accidents and 2.6 billion records released due to hacking last year, personal information is becoming cheap,” explains Rick McElroy, a security strategist at the security firm Carbon Black.
Since the most common way for a hacker to get access to your personal information (logins included) is via malware, we recommend you to keep your system protected.
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