Sellers are using more refined sales efforts and leveraging YouTube to advertise as "visual confirmation" that the person unloading the data can be trusted.
Bank LoginsThese accounts are the most valuable.
A report released Thursday discusses how much criminals receive for info they steal from consumers. If the account contains $5,000 to $8,000, the cost will rise to $200 to $300. If the account allows the transfer of the stolen funds internationally, the price goes up to $1,200 for an account with a $500 balance to $6,000 for an account with a $20,000 balance.
United Kingdom transfers ranged from $700 for a $10,000 account balance, to $900 for a $16,000 account balance.
Pricing was also checked for premium content service login credentials, enterprise network login credentials, hospitality loyalty account login credentials, and online auction account login credentials.
A basic offering includes a software-generated, valid number that combines a primary account number or PAN, an expiration date and a CVV2 number.
Account login credentials for accounts containing $400 (£260) to $1,000 (£648) cost between $20 (£13) and $50 (£32). Stolen login credentials for premium comic book services can be obtained for as little as $0.55.
The report also analyses the dark market prices for account login credentials. Access to online streaming services such as Netflix is worth between $0.55 to $1, while premium cable channel streaming services can earn the seller $7.50.
The report investigated the murky world of buying and selling stolen digital information online, where everything from financial data and online services to a person's entire digital identity can be had - for a price. For example, illegal seller’s list adverts in the same way as any legitimate seller would, offering guarantees on stolen credit cards.
Some online services, such as login credentials to hotel loyalty programs and online auction sites, would appear to be low value targets, but the researchers found these credentials are also offered for sale. Apparently, these allow buyers to conduct online purchases under the guise of their victims.
Intel Security Europe, Middle East, and Africa chief technology officer, Raj Samani, said like any unregulated, efficient economy, the cyber crime ecosystem has quickly evolved to deliver many tools and services to anyone aspiring to criminal behavior.
'This "cybercrime-as-a-service" marketplace has been a primary driver for the explosion in the size, frequency, and severity of cyber attacks.