Tuesday, February 2, 2016

What's More Valuable Than Money?

Data. However, the value placed on different types of data is shifting

While cybercriminals were once clamoring for your payment data, today they are much more interested in other types of information. And of course, it's all about the money.

Stolen credit-card accounts available on the "deep Web" are selling for 22 cents per record. Netflix account information, on the other hand, averages 76 cents per account. But the real deal is Facebook. A cybercriminal with stolen Facebook  account information averages $3.02 for each one he sells. Uber accounts are even more valuable, bringing in $3.78 per account!

Change your passwords often, use strong ones and never use the same password more than once. If that's not realistic for you, use different passwords for your social and financial accounts. 

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