We are living in an age of digitization, be it our bank accounts, our smartphones, our digital homes everything is connected to online networks and how safe do you think are our social accounts on these networks?
Well, one of the famous brands that made the world go crazy about is Apple and now all that is linked with your apple product could easily fall in the hands of cybercriminals which could be sold for as little as $15.
According to reports from Top10VPN, a VPN service provider company says an Apple IDs could easily fetch around $15 on the Dark Web depending on the data stored like the important valuable stuff and nonfinancial accounts, emails, chats, pictures, account details, personal information.
Since iPhones are configured by default to upload, pictures, videos, data to ICloud as a backup, hacking these Apple IDs could let the hackers gain access to the data stored.
These accounts are used for spreading malware or phishing scams.
‘Our team reviewed all fraud-related listings on three of the largest dark web markets, Dream, Point and Wall Street Market over 5-11 February 2018. Relevant listings were collated and categorized in order to calculate average sale prices,’ said the report.
However accounts that have financial credentials could go on bids from as less as $50 for Skype accounts, $274 for Paypal while Western Union and Debit cards can easily fetch around $101 and $67.50, DC reported.
“Dark web bidders can get hold of your passport details for as little as $60, while access to online shopping accounts such as Amazon and Walmart are rarely worth much more than $10 and often a lot less. Even eBay accounts with their broad scope for fraud fetch just $12 on the dark web. Vital communications services, like Skype and T-Mobile, are worth less than $10 each. With these details, fraudsters could send messages containing phishing links to trusted contacts or get around security features that rely on SMS verification. On the dark web, even logins to dating sites are valuable, and tend to earn bidders on average $3.11 – allowing criminals to ‘catfish’ potential matches, sparking up relationships to manipulate people for financial gain,’ reveals the report.