Dark web users can get their hands on fully verified crypto accounts for as little as $20, according to recent research from online data security provider Privacy Affairs.
As detailed in the firm’s ‘Dark Web Price Index,’ buyers can purchase a level 1 verified account from Estonia-based Paxful for just $20. However, if they want access to the space’s major players, they’ll have to fork out slightly more.
- A verified Blockchain.com account will set you back $85.
- Crypto.com credentials will run a buyer $300.
- A verified Binance account will cost $410.
- An account with US-based Kraken is priced at $1,170.
The most expensive account on offer is from German bank N26 and costs a (relatively) whopping $2,650.
While crypto-related credentials are among the highest-priced info on the dark web menu, the report also includes prices for stolen credit card details, payment processor accounts, forged passports, and hacked social media profiles.
Kraken account prices have increased four-fold
The prices quoted in the latest Privacy Affairs report, while relatively cheap considering the amount of damage that can be done with such information, are still higher than this time last year.
As reported by Cointelegraph, in 2022, Kraken and Binance accounts cost just $260 and $250 respectively.
The most expensive item on this year’s report overall is ‘premium quality’ malware, priced at $4,500 ($1,800 last year). This has nudged it ahead of last year’s costliest entry, a forged Maltese passport, which now costs $4,000.