Privacy Affairs has released their Dark Web Price Index 2022 report. It is the result of research into the latest product prices, trends, and methods used to make the Dark Web operations more efficient and customers more secure.
“As in our earlier reports, our data collection methods include scanning dark web marketplaces, forums, and websites. We process this information to create an index of average prices for a wide variety of specific products,” the report states.
Sales volume: The number of items sold this past year is up—way up. Each of more than 9,000active vendors selling fake IDs and credit cards are reporting sales in the several thousands of transactions this past year.
Data volume: This year, more bogus credit card data, personal information, and documents were sold in 2021 compared to 2020.
Variety of items: The menu of products grew, adding items such as hacked cryptocurrency accounts and web services such as Uber.
The report looks into pricing trends for a variety of payment method attacks including credit card data, payment processing services, cypto accounts. It also looks at other forms of hacked information for sale such as social media followers, online subscription service accounts, forged documents, and more. In addition, the prices of fraud tools and services such as malware and DDOS attacks are also included in the research as well.