Apple ID Logins Go for $15 Each on the Dark Web – $1,100 Is All It Takes to Buy Your Entire Digital Identity!
Wondering why are there so many App Store scams that try to get your Apple ID login credentials? Because they can be sold for $15.39 each on the dark web. According to latest research, Apple ID is the most valuable login on the market outside of the financial services sector.
Apple ID data enables criminals to get access to not only your personal data but potentially your purchasing history and financial data, as well. In its report, VPN comparison service Top10VPN.com revealed that after banking and financial service IDs, a hacked Apple account is the most valuable single account traded on the dark web.
"Scammers are buying and selling your stolen personal info on the dark web and it's not just credit card details," the report reads. From hacked dating profiles to streaming services, everything is up for grabs.
PayPal more valuable than banking data; Apple ID most valuable in non-financial services
Apparently, PayPal credentials are more valuable than online bank accounts. While online bank details trade at an average $160, PayPal logins start at around $250.
"We focused on listings featuring stolen ID, hacked accounts and personal info relevant to the UK to create the Dark Web Market Price Index," the report said. "We calculated average sale prices for each items and were shocked to see that £820 is all it would cost to buy up someone’s entire identity if they were to have all the listed items."
The research that is focused on the UK market also revealed that Facebook logins are the most popular as they sell for more than double when compared to other social media accounts "due to the greater potential for offering up enough personal data to help gain access to more directly lucrative accounts or commit identity theft."
Here's what your different login details are worth over the dark web:
- Apple ID: $15+
- Amazon: around $10
- eBay account details: $12
- Skype: <$10
- Uber login: $7
- Facebook login: $5.19
- Match.com account details: 0.3
- Travel logins (booking.com, AirBnb, TripAdvisor, Expedia): < $5
- Passport details: $60
- PayPal: $250+
- Skrill: $50
- Your entire identity? $1,100 only!