One of the big businesses that exist on the Dark Web, out of reach of many, but of enormous size (only 4% belongs to what has been called purely “superficial”) is data sales. Company NordVPN conducted a study showing the impressive volume of business that exists globally and especially in the Spanish region.
One of the most relevant details of published information is that the number of articles derived from data theft or falsification has reached 720,000. It’s a really high number. In addition, the amount generated illegally, €16.55 million. Therefore, we are talking about a highly profitable business that is on the rise among those processed on the Dark Web, as noted by NordVPN.
Document types are of all types. And always with the aim of making an illegal income. Of course, there are some options that are the most defendants and therefore common. Some examples that can be seen in the report are: passports; identity documents; bank cards; Driving licence; e-mails; and even cryptocurrency accounts.
Spanish data prices
As Adrianus Warmenhoven, a security expert at NordVPN, points out, it is customary to pay for documents or information of stolen or impersonated data, given that the data obtained is just the tip of the iceberg. from Spain. the most expensive identity dataGetting passports which cost around 13.84 Euros, the cheapest being 9.06 Euros.
Other options showing what they mean Curious, we leave below (you can see the full list at this link): debit cards cost 12.03 €; DNIs are available for €13.85; or if you wish, you can get it for only 11.92 € with a group of personal emails from different people. Knowing this information, it is clear that the business model. Sound, not for what is charged for information. That’s how easy it is for hackers to get hold of data they shouldn’t have.
Some tips to protect your information
considering the use common sense It is always one of the best barriers when it comes to online security, some of the ones listed below can be very helpful (and of course NordVPN recommends them):
- Always be alert if you detect anything unusual, react quickly to leave dangerous places or cut off Internet access if necessary.
- Data review is essential. One example is that it’s not a bad idea to regularly check bank statements or spam inboxes to make sure there’s nothing strange in normal behavior.
- Always use maximum security, so do not visit untrusted sites and if possible use a protection tool that is effective on both computers and phones.
Source: Cincodias Elpais