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Charted: The Dark Web Price Index 2022



The average price of common items sold on the Dark Web

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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.

How Tor Browser Works

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 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.

ProductProduct CategoryAvg. Price USD (2022)
Credit card details, account balance up to 5,000Credit Card Data$120
Credit card details, account balance up to 1,000Credit Card Data$80
Stolen online banking logins, minimum 2,000 on accountCredit Card Data$65
Israel hacked credit card details with CVVCredit Card Data$25
Hacked (Global) credit card details with CVVCredit Card Data$15
Spain hacked credit card details with CVVCredit Card Data$25
Cloned American Express with PINCredit Card Data$25
Canada hacked credit card details with CVVCredit Card Data$18
Australia hacked credit card details w/ CVVCredit Card Data$23
Cloned Mastercard with PINCredit Card Data$20
Cloned VISA with PINCredit Card Data$20
Stolen online banking logins, minimum 100 on accountCredit Card Data$35
Walmart account with credit card attachedCredit Card Data$10
USA hacked credit card details with CVVCredit Card Data$17
UK hacked credit card details with CVVCredit Card Data$20
PayPal transfer from stolen account, $1,000 – $3,000 balancesPayment Processing Services$45
Cashapp verified accountPayment Processing Services$800
Stolen PayPal account details, minimum $1,000 balancesPayment Processing Services$20
Stolen UK fully verified Skrill account detailsPayment Processing Services$120
50 Hacked PayPal account loginsPayment Processing Services$150
Hacked PerfectMoney accountPayment Processing Services$110
PayPal transfers from stolen account, $100-$1,000 balancePayment Processing Services$15
Movo.Cash LoginPayment Processing Services$14
Hacked Western Union AccountPayment Processing Services$25
Stolen PayPal account details, minimum $100 balancesPayment Processing Services$10
Western Union transfer from stolen account, $1,000+ balancesPayment Processing Services$30
Stolen PayPal account details, no balancePayment Processing Services$15
Verified Stripe account with payment gatewayPayment Processing Services$1,000
Hacked Weststein Card accountPayment Processing Services$710
Hacked TransferGo accountPayment Processing Services$510
50 Hacked PayPal account loginsPayment Processing Services$200
Hacked PerfectMoney accountPayment Processing Services$160
Hacked UK Neteller accountPayment Processing Services$70
Hacked Western Union AccountPayment Processing Services$45
Movo.Cash LoginPayment Processing Services$14
Stolen PayPal account details, no balancePayment Processing Services$14
Kraken verified accountCrypto Accounts$250 verified accountCrypto Accounts$170
Hacked Coinbase verified accountCrypto Accounts$120 verified accountCrypto Accounts$120
USA verified LocalBitcoins accountCrypto Accounts$120 verified accountCrypto Accounts$90 verified accountCrypto Accounts$250
Xcoins verified accountCrypto Accounts$320 verified accountCrypto Accounts$400
Bit2me verified accountCrypto Accounts$120
Netflix account, 1-year subscriptionHacked Services$25
Bet365 accountHacked Services$40
Kaspersky accountHacked Services$5
NBA League PassHacked Services$7
Various adult site accountsHacked Services$5
Canva Pro yearlyHacked Services$6
CNBC ProHacked Services$3
Netflix 4K 1 yearHacked Services$4
HBOHacked Services$4
Orange TVHacked Services$4
HuluHacked Services$5
Uber hacked accountHacked Services$15
Uber driver hacked accountHacked Services$35
Utility bill templatesForged Documents (Scans)$25
New York driver’s licenseForged Documents (Scans)$70
US business cheque templatesForged Documents (Scans)$10
Russian passport scanForged Documents (Scans)$100
USA selfie with holding IDForged Documents (Scans)$120
Minnesota driver’s licenseForged Documents (Scans)$150
NSW (Australia) driver’s licenseForged Documents (Scans)$150
Alberta CA driver’s License (scan)Forged Documents (Scans)$165
Maltese PassportForged Documents (Physical)$3,800
Latvian National IDForged Documents (Physical)$160
Netherlands PassportForged Documents (Physical)$3,800
Poland PassportForged Documents (Physical)$3,800
French PassportForged Documents (Physical)$3,800
Various European Union passportsForged Documents (Physical)$3,800
Delaware IDForged Documents (Physical)$150
Indiana IDForged Documents (Physical)$150
Montana IDForged Documents (Physical)$150
Nevada IDForged Documents (Physical)$160
Texas IDForged Documents (Physical)$150
Fake US Green CardForged Documents (Physical)$160
New Jersey drivers licenseForged Documents (Physical)$160
Louisiana IDForged Documents (Physical)$150
Utah IDForged Documents (Physical)$150
European Union National ID (avg.)Forged Documents (Physical)$160
US driver’s licenseForged Documents (Physical)$150
Lithuanian passportForged Documents (Physical)$3,800
10 million USA email addressesEmail Database Dumps$120
600k New Zealand emailsEmail Database Dumps$110
2,4 million Canada emailsEmail Database Dumps$100
Europe fresh, high-quality per 1,000 installsMalware$1,800
UK high-quality per 1,000 installsMalware$1,800
Europe low-quality, slow-speed, low success rate, per 1,000 installsMalware$120
USA, CA, UK, AU med quality, 70% success rate per 1,000 installsMalware$1,200
CA high-quality, per 1,000 installsMalware$1,200
USA high-quality, per 1,000 installsMalware$1,700
USA, CA, UK, AU low quality, slow speed, low success rate x 1000 installsMalware$800
Europe, aged, high-quality, per 1,000 installsMalware$1,100
USA only, medium-quality, 70% success rate, per 1,000 installsMalware$900
Europe, medium-quality, 70% success rate, per 1,000 installsMalware$450
Global, low quality, slow-speed, low success rate, per 1,000 installsMalware$45
Global, medium-quality, 70% success rate, per 1,000Malware$115
Android OS per 1,000 installsMalware$950
Premium-quality, per 1,000Malware$5,500
Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 1 monthDDOS Attacks$850
Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 1 weekDDOS Attacks$450
Europe, low-quality, slow speed, low success rate per 1, 000 requestsDDOS Attacks$300
Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 1 hourDDOS Attacks$10
Unprotected website, 10-50k requests per second, 24 hoursDDOS Attacks$45
Premium protected website, 20-50k requests per second, multiple elite proxies, 24 hoursDDOS 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.

Summary of the SVB balance sheet at the end of 2022

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.

ℹ️ The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insures up to $250,000 per account, per bank, for depositors.

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.”

YearU.S. Venture Capital ActivityAnnual % Change

Source: Pitchbook

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%).

NameStock Price Change, March 10 2023Unrealized Losses / Tangible Equity
SVB Financial-60%*-99%
First Republic Bank-15%-29%
Zions Bancorp-2%-47%
U.S. Bancorp-4%-55%
Fifth Third Bancorp-4%-38%
Bank of America-1%-54%
Wells Fargo1%-33%

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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