Charted: The Dark Web Price Index 2022
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The Dark Web Price Index 2022
Did you know that the internet you’re familiar with is only 10% of the total data that makes up the World Wide Web?
The rest of the web is hidden from plain sight, and requires special access to view. It’s known as the Deep Web, and nestled far down in the depths of it is a dark, sometimes dangerous place, known as the darknet, or Dark Web.
This graphic by Enrique Mendoza provides us a glimpse at this shrouded part of the internet, showing us some of the common items that are sold on there, and how much they typically cost.
A Brief Introduction to the Dark Web
Before diving in, it’s worth quickly explaining what the Dark Web is, and how people typically gain access to it.
Unlike the ordinary web (which is also known as the Surface Web), the Dark Web cannot be accessed through a regular browser such as Chrome or Safari. Rather, users need to access it anonymously via a Tor browser.
Tor, which is short for “The Onion Router,” is a special portal that connects users to Dark Web websites in a complicated way that ultimately protects the user’s identity. This means users can access websites anonymously.
The Dark Web can be a breeding ground for illegal activity, where people can buy things like contract killings, drugs, malware, and other people’s personal information.
Product Price Breakdown
How much is your personal information worth on the Dark Web? This graphic uses data from the 2022 Dark Web Product Price Index to find that out and more.
This annual report by privacyaffairs.com provides insights into some of the most popular products that are for sale on the Dark Web, such as credit card data, forged documents, and hacked info, and lists the average price of each product.
While this list is far from exhaustive and not the only measure of Dark Web prices, the report gives us a glimpse into hidden online territory that’s extremely unfamiliar to many of us.
|Product||Product Category||Avg. Price USD (2022)|
|Credit card details, account balance up to 5,000||Credit Card Data||$120|
|Credit card details, account balance up to 1,000||Credit Card Data||$80|
|Stolen online banking logins, minimum 2,000 on account||Credit Card Data||$65|
|Israel hacked credit card details with CVV||Credit Card Data||$25|
|Hacked (Global) credit card details with CVV||Credit Card Data||$15|
|Spain hacked credit card details with CVV||Credit Card Data||$25|
|Cloned American Express with PIN||Credit Card Data||$25|
|Canada hacked credit card details with CVV||Credit Card Data||$18|
|Australia hacked credit card details w/ CVV||Credit Card Data||$23|
|Cloned Mastercard with PIN||Credit Card Data||$20|
|Cloned VISA with PIN||Credit Card Data||$20|
|Stolen online banking logins, minimum 100 on account||Credit Card Data||$35|
|Walmart account with credit card attached||Credit Card Data||$10|
|USA hacked credit card details with CVV||Credit Card Data||$17|
|UK hacked credit card details with CVV||Credit Card Data||$20|
|PayPal transfer from stolen account, $1,000 – $3,000 balances||Payment Processing Services||$45|
|Cashapp verified account||Payment Processing Services||$800|
|Stolen PayPal account details, minimum $1,000 balances||Payment Processing Services||$20|
|Stolen UK fully verified Skrill account details||Payment Processing Services||$120|
|50 Hacked PayPal account logins||Payment Processing Services||$150|
|Hacked PerfectMoney account||Payment Processing Services||$110|
|PayPal transfers from stolen account, $100-$1,000 balance||Payment Processing Services||$15|
|Movo.Cash Login||Payment Processing Services||$14|
|Hacked Western Union Account||Payment Processing Services||$25|
|Stolen PayPal account details, minimum $100 balances||Payment Processing Services||$10|
|Western Union transfer from stolen account, $1,000+ balances||Payment Processing Services||$30|
|Stolen PayPal account details, no balance||Payment Processing Services||$15|
|Verified Stripe account with payment gateway||Payment Processing Services||$1,000|
|Hacked Weststein Card account||Payment Processing Services||$710|
|Hacked TransferGo account||Payment Processing Services||$510|
|50 Hacked PayPal account logins||Payment Processing Services||$200|
|Hacked PerfectMoney account||Payment Processing Services||$160|
|Hacked UK Neteller account||Payment Processing Services||$70|
|Hacked Western Union Account||Payment Processing Services||$45|
|Movo.Cash Login||Payment Processing Services||$14|
|Stolen PayPal account details, no balance||Payment Processing Services||$14|
|Kraken verified account||Crypto Accounts||$250|
|Cex.io verified account||Crypto Accounts||$170|
|Hacked Coinbase verified account||Crypto Accounts||$120|
|Coinfield.com verified account||Crypto Accounts||$120|
|USA verified LocalBitcoins account||Crypto Accounts||$120|
|Blockchain.com verified account||Crypto Accounts||$90|
|Crypto.com verified account||Crypto Accounts||$250|
|Xcoins verified account||Crypto Accounts||$320|
|bitit.io verified account||Crypto Accounts||$400|
|Bit2me verified account||Crypto Accounts||$120|
|Netflix account, 1-year subscription||Hacked Services||$25|
|Bet365 account||Hacked Services||$40|
|Kaspersky account||Hacked Services||$5|
|NBA League Pass||Hacked Services||$7|
|Various adult site accounts||Hacked Services||$5|
|Canva Pro yearly||Hacked Services||$6|
|CNBC Pro||Hacked Services||$3|
|Netflix 4K 1 year||Hacked Services||$4|
|Orange TV||Hacked Services||$4|
|Uber hacked account||Hacked Services||$15|
|Uber driver hacked account||Hacked Services||$35|
|Utility bill templates||Forged Documents (Scans)||$25|
|New York driver’s license||Forged Documents (Scans)||$70|
|US business cheque templates||Forged Documents (Scans)||$10|
|Russian passport scan||Forged Documents (Scans)||$100|
|USA selfie with holding ID||Forged Documents (Scans)||$120|
|Minnesota driver’s license||Forged Documents (Scans)||$150|
|NSW (Australia) driver’s license||Forged Documents (Scans)||$150|
|Alberta CA driver’s License (scan)||Forged Documents (Scans)||$165|
|Maltese Passport||Forged Documents (Physical)||$3,800|
|Latvian National ID||Forged Documents (Physical)||$160|
|Netherlands Passport||Forged Documents (Physical)||$3,800|
|Poland Passport||Forged Documents (Physical)||$3,800|
|French Passport||Forged Documents (Physical)||$3,800|
|Various European Union passports||Forged Documents (Physical)||$3,800|
|Delaware ID||Forged Documents (Physical)||$150|
|Indiana ID||Forged Documents (Physical)||$150|
|Montana ID||Forged Documents (Physical)||$150|
|Nevada ID||Forged Documents (Physical)||$160|
|Texas ID||Forged Documents (Physical)||$150|
|Fake US Green Card||Forged Documents (Physical)||$160|
|New Jersey drivers license||Forged Documents (Physical)||$160|
|Louisiana ID||Forged Documents (Physical)||$150|
|Utah ID||Forged Documents (Physical)||$150|
|European Union National ID (avg.)||Forged Documents (Physical)||$160|
|US driver’s license||Forged Documents (Physical)||$150|
|Lithuanian passport||Forged Documents (Physical)||$3,800|
|10 million USA email addresses||Email Database Dumps||$120|
|600k New Zealand emails||Email Database Dumps||$110|
|2,4 million Canada emails||Email Database Dumps||$100|
|Europe fresh, high-quality per 1,000 installs||Malware||$1,800|
|UK high-quality per 1,000 installs||Malware||$1,800|
|Europe low-quality, slow-speed, low success rate, per 1,000 installs||Malware||$120|
|USA, CA, UK, AU med quality, 70% success rate per 1,000 installs||Malware||$1,200|
|CA high-quality, per 1,000 installs||Malware||$1,200|
|USA high-quality, per 1,000 installs||Malware||$1,700|
|USA, CA, UK, AU low quality, slow speed, low success rate x 1000 installs||Malware||$800|
|Europe, aged, high-quality, per 1,000 installs||Malware||$1,100|
|USA only, medium-quality, 70% success rate, per 1,000 installs||Malware||$900|
|Europe, medium-quality, 70% success rate, per 1,000 installs||Malware||$450|
|Global, low quality, slow-speed, low success rate, per 1,000 installs||Malware||$45|
|Global, medium-quality, 70% success rate, per 1,000||Malware||$115|
|Android OS per 1,000 installs||Malware||$950|
|Premium-quality, per 1,000||Malware||$5,500|
|Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 1 month||DDOS Attacks||$850|
|Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 1 week||DDOS Attacks||$450|
|Europe, low-quality, slow speed, low success rate per 1, 000 requests||DDOS Attacks||$300|
|Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 1 hour||DDOS Attacks||$10|
|Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 24 hours||DDOS Attacks||$45|
|Premium protected website, 20-50k requests per second, multiple elite proxies, 24 hours||DDOS Attacks||$200|
One of the most expensive items included in the dataset is premium malware, which costs about $5,500 per 1,000 installs. While the cost for premium malware is hefty, there are still billions of malware attacks occurring every year causing huge monetary damage.
On the other end of the spectrum are Paypal account details, Netflix logins, or stolen credit card details (complete with a CVV) all available for less than $20.
How to Protect Your Personal Information
As the line between the digital and physical realm becomes increasingly blurry, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re protecting yourself and your personal information from identity theft.
According to Privacy Affairs, there are several proactive measures you can take to decrease your chances of getting hacked. This includes using a VPN whenever you access public Wi-Fi, using different passwords for different online accounts, and investing in anti-malware software to combat unwanted visitors.
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Timeline: The Shocking Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank was shuttered by regulators becoming the largest bank to fail since the height of the Financial Crisis. What happened?
Timeline: The Shocking Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank
Just days ago, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) was still viewed as a highly-respected player in the tech space, counting thousands of U.S. venture capital-backed startups as its customers.
But fast forward to the end of last week, and SVB was shuttered by regulators after a panic-induced bank run.
So, how exactly did this happen? We dig in below.
Road to a Bank Run
SVB and its customers generally thrived during the low interest rate era, but as rates rose, SVB found itself more exposed to risk than a typical bank. Even so, at the end of 2022, the bank’s balance sheet showed no cause for alarm.
As well, the bank was viewed positively in a number of places. Most Wall Street analyst ratings were overwhelmingly positive on the bank’s stock, and Forbes had just added the bank to its Financial All-Stars list.
Outward signs of trouble emerged on Wednesday, March 8th, when SVB surprised investors with news that the bank needed to raise more than $2 billion to shore up its balance sheet.
The reaction from prominent venture capitalists was not positive, with Coatue Management, Union Square Ventures, and Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund moving to limit exposure to the 40-year-old bank. The influence of these firms is believed to have added fuel to the fire, and a bank run ensued.
Also influencing decision making was the fact that SVB had the highest percentage of uninsured domestic deposits of all big banks. These totaled nearly $152 billion, or about 97% of all deposits.
By the end of the day, customers had tried to withdraw $42 billion in deposits.
What Triggered the SVB Collapse?
While the collapse of SVB took place over the course of 44 hours, its roots trace back to the early pandemic years.
In 2021, U.S. venture capital-backed companies raised a record $330 billion—double the amount seen in 2020. At the time, interest rates were at rock-bottom levels to help buoy the economy.
Matt Levine sums up the situation well: “When interest rates are low everywhere, a dollar in 20 years is about as good as a dollar today, so a startup whose business model is “we will lose money for a decade building artificial intelligence, and then rake in lots of money in the far future” sounds pretty good. When interest rates are higher, a dollar today is better than a dollar tomorrow, so investors want cash flows. When interest rates were low for a long time, and suddenly become high, all the money that was rushing to your customers is suddenly cut off.”
|Year||U.S. Venture Capital Activity||Annual % Change|
Why is this important? During this time, SVB received billions of dollars from these venture-backed clients. In one year alone, their deposits increased 100%. They took these funds and invested them in longer-term bonds. As a result, this created a dangerous trap as the company expected rates would remain low.
During this time, SVB invested in bonds at the top of the market. As interest rates rose higher and bond prices declined, SVB started taking major losses on their long-term bond holdings.
Losses Fueling a Liquidity Crunch
When SVB reported its fourth quarter results in early 2023, Moody’s Investor Service, a credit rating agency took notice. In early March, it said that SVB was at high risk for a downgrade due to its significant unrealized losses.
In response, SVB looked to sell $2 billion of its investments at a loss to help boost liquidity for its struggling balance sheet. Soon, more hedge funds and venture investors realized SVB could be on thin ice. Depositors withdrew funds in droves, spurring a liquidity squeeze and prompting California regulators and the FDIC to step in and shut down the bank.
What Happens Now?
While much of SVB’s activity was focused on the tech sector, the bank’s shocking collapse has rattled a financial sector that is already on edge.
The four biggest U.S. banks lost a combined $52 billion the day before the SVB collapse. On Friday, other banking stocks saw double-digit drops, including Signature Bank (-23%), First Republic (-15%), and Silvergate Capital (-11%).
|Name||Stock Price Change, March 10 2023||Unrealized Losses / Tangible Equity|
|First Republic Bank||-15%||-29%|
|Fifth Third Bancorp||-4%||-38%|
|Bank of America||-1%||-54%|
Source: Morningstar Direct. *Represents March 9 data, trading halted on March 10.
When the dust settles, it’s hard to predict the ripple effects that will emerge from this dramatic event. For investors, the Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen announced confidence in the banking system remaining resilient, noting that regulators have the proper tools in response to the issue.
But others have seen trouble brewing as far back as 2020 (or earlier) when commercial banking assets were skyrocketing and banks were buying bonds when rates were low.
The whole sector is in crisis, and the banks and investors that support these assets are going to have to figure out what to do.-Christopher Whalen, The Institutional Risk Analyst
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