Hackers offer crypto accounts for as low as $30 on darknet

Cybercriminals operating on the dark web would sell verified and hacked crypto accounts on the darknet for as little as $30 each.

According to online data security provider Privacy Affairs’ “Dark Web Price Index”, cybercriminals are selling various types of fraudulently obtained financial account information on the dark web, Cointelegraph reports.

The prices of some of the ill-gotten verified cryptocurrency accounts include – Kraken ($1,170), Binance ($410), ($300), Coinbase ($250), ($85 ) and Bittrex verified account in the US ($30), among others.

These figures represent a significant increase in prices that were paid for the same account details in 2022, according to data from the 2022 edition of the Dark Web Price Index.

Last year, cybercriminals were able to buy verified Kraken and Binance accounts for just $260 and $250, respectively.

Additionally, the report states that cryptocurrency accounts are not the only items on the list.

Login credentials for online banking accounts with balances up to $2,000 are sold for $60, while account information for credit cards up to $5,000 are sold for just $110.

Darknet the Pirates also offer login credentials for a range of social media accounts, such as Facebook, Airbnb and Gmail, with prices starting at $25 per account.

In response to these alarming numbers, Privacy Affairs security researcher Miklos Zoltan said internet users need to be more careful with their personal information than ever before, the report says.

“If someone gets their hands on your financial information or your social media credentials, the prices mentioned above are basically what it’s worth to them,” Zoltan said.

The rise in the number of account takeovers targeting popular crypto exchanges has become an increasingly pressing issue within the industry.

Last month, Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin said its Twitter account had been hacked, allowing threat actors to promote a fraudulent scam, which resulted in the theft of over 22.6 000 dollars worth of cryptocurrency.

However, the company said it will fully reimburse all verified asset losses caused by the social media breach and fake activity.



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