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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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Charted: What are Retail Investors Interested in Buying in 2023?

What key themes and strategies are retail investors looking at for the rest of 2023? Preview: AI is a popular choice.



A cropped bar chart showing the various options retail investors picked as part of their strategy for the second half of 2023.

Charted: Retail Investors’ Top Picks for 2023

U.S. retail investors, enticed by a brief pause in the interest rate cycle, came roaring back in the early summer. But what are their investment priorities for the second half of 2023?

We visualized the data from Public’s 2023 Retail Investor Report, which surveyed 1,005 retail investors on their platform, asking “which investment strategy or themes are you interested in as part of your overall investment strategy?”

Survey respondents ticked all the options that applied to them, thus their response percentages do not sum to 100%.

Where Are Retail Investors Putting Their Money?

By far the most popular strategy for retail investors is dividend investing with 50% of the respondents selecting it as something they’re interested in.

Dividends can help supplement incomes and come with tax benefits (especially for lower income investors or if the dividend is paid out into a tax-deferred account), and can be a popular choice during more inflationary times.

Investment StrategyPercent of Respondents
Dividend Investing50%
Artificial Intelligence36%
Total Stock Market Index36%
Renewable Energy33%
Big Tech31%
Treasuries (T-Bills)31%
Electric Vehicles 27%
Large Cap26%
Small Cap24%
Emerging Markets23%
Real Estate23%
Gold & Precious Metals23%
Mid Cap19%
Inflation Protection13%

Meanwhile, the hype around AI hasn’t faded, with 36% of the respondents saying they’d be interested in investing in the theme—including juggernaut chipmaker Nvidia. This is tied for second place with Total Stock Market Index investing.

Treasury Bills (30%) represent the safety anchoring of the portfolio but the ongoing climate crisis is also on investors’ minds with Renewable Energy (33%) and EVs (27%) scoring fairly high on the interest list.

Commodities and Inflation-Protection stocks on the other hand have fallen out of favor.

Come on Barbie, Let’s Go Party…

Another interesting takeaway pulled from the survey is how conversations about prevailing companies—or the buzz around them—are influencing trades. The platform found that public investors in Mattel increased 6.6 times after the success of the ‘Barbie’ movie.

Bud Light also saw a 1.5x increase in retail investors, despite receiving negative attention from their fans after the company did a beer promotion campaign with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney.

Given the origin story of a large chunk of American retail investors revolves around GameStop and AMC, these insights aren’t new, but they do reveal a persisting trend.

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