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.
This article was published as a part of Visual Capitalist's Creator Program, which features data-driven visuals from some of our favorite Creators around the world.
Visualizing Google’s Search Engine Market Share
Google’s dominant search engine market share has prompted the U.S. Justice Department to file a lawsuit over anticompetitive practices.
Visualizing Google’s Search Engine Dominance
Google is ubiquitous in the daily lives of billions of people around the world, with leading positions in online search, maps, and other services.
In fact, Google’s dominance is so far-reaching, it has led the U.S. Justice Department to launch a civil antitrust lawsuit for what it believes are examples of anticompetitive and exclusionary conduct.
This graphic, which uses data from Similarweb, shows the scale of Google’s lead over major search engine competitors like Bing and Yahoo.
Global Search Engine Market Share
The data we used to create this graphic is provided in the table below. It is global search engine market share as of June 2023, across all platforms (desktop, mobile, and tablet).
Note that this analysis does not include China, where Google and other American tech firms are currently banned, or Russia, where Google has ceased operations.
|Search Engine||Global Market Share (%)|
The largest player included in “Other” is South Korea’s Naver (0.48% global market share), which is similar to Google in that it offers a plethora of online services like search, video, and mobile payments.
Google Prepares for its U.S. Lawsuit
In January 2023, the U.S. Justice Department announced a civil antitrust lawsuit against Google for monopolizing digital advertising technologies.
Today’s complaint alleges that Google has used anticompetitive, exclusionary, and unlawful conduct to eliminate or severely diminish any threat to its dominance over digital advertising technologies
Merrick B. Garland, Attorney General
The Justice Department originally made several antitrust arguments. Potential actions that were deemed red flags include setting Google as a default mobile browser on Android phones, designing search results to disadvantage competitors, and the company’s ongoing partnership with Apple for its Safari browser. That said, some of the less substantial claims have since been dismissed by Judge Amit Mehta.
Google’s court case will begin in mid-September, marking the biggest tech monopoly trial since United States v. Microsoft Corp in 2001. Google is expected to argue that it simply offers a superior product.
Can Bing Challenge Google on Home Turf?
To answer this question, let’s look at U.S. market share over the past 12 months ending June 2023.
From this chart we can see that Bing maintains a slightly higher 5.5% U.S. market share (versus 3.2% globally).
The biggest takeaway from this chart, though, is that Bing does not appear to have gained any traction in 2023, even after releasing its latest AI-powered version in February.
The new Bing is the result of Microsoft’s $10 billion investment into OpenAI at the beginning of 2023, which allows the tech giant to incorporate the immensely popular GPT-4 into its various products and services.
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