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Here's what your identity sells for on the dark web

You may be surprised, or insulted, or enraged, to find out

Suzanne Woolley | Bloomberg 

How much is your personal data worth to you? A lot. (Thanks, Equifax.) And how much is it worth to an identity thief? You may be surprised, or insulted, or enraged, to find out. Verified high-limit credit cards from countries including the US, Japan, and South Korea are selling on the dark web for the bitcoin equivalent of about $10 to $20, according to an annual report on cybercrime by Secureworks, a unit of Dell. The dark web is “the collection of Internet forums, digital shop fronts and chat rooms that cybercriminals use to form alliances, trade tools and ...

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 23:16 IST
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