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Your Apple account may be selling for $ 15 somewhere on the deep web (hey, but at least it's valuable)

We warn you from time to time the last time was last week and it is always good to reinforce: when the matter digital security, all little care. Basically any information from you, the most harmless and most revealing, is worth something on the internet. This research by come to prove it and show that, see s, Apple accounts they are the most targeted by internet criminals within their category.

The website made a survey of the average price that a series of information, accounts, personal documents and access methods are sold in the most obscure corners of the deep web, once captured. The findings are surprising for a number of reasons: for example, if a hacker has access to all of your online accounts, he can "sell" you whole for $ 1,200 for some digital malefactor this is the price of someone's identity in the depths of the internet. Of course the value changes if you go, I don't know, Donald Trump!

An individual's Apple ID sold, on average, by $ 15.39, which may not seem like a big deal at first, but the highest value among accounts that do not involve financial transactions (such as bank or PayPal information). Within the ?entertainment? category, Netflix accounts come relatively close to those of Ma, $ 8.32, on average. The others raised, including Spotify, PlayStation and Switch, are no more than $ 2.

Entertainment logins
Apple$ 15.39
Netflix$ 8.32
Twitch$ 2.08
Ticketmaster$ 2.07
PlayStation$ 0.52
Spotify$ 0.21
Subtotal$ 28.59

The website does not give reasons for the values ??of each type of information / account, but it is believed that the Apple account has a relatively high price for a single reason: iCloud. After all, thieves 'access to Ma's cloud service gives them much of the affected users' personal information, such as passwords, photos and personal data. We know the problem that this has given previously

While access to social networks like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are sold for about $ 2-5 each, at the other end of the iceberg we have the figures of online scams and financial services. Access to a person's bank account was priced at an average of $ 160, but it varies a lot according to the balance of the person in question (often, the value is 10% of the money that the person has in the account in question); already a PayPal account sold by, on average, $ 247! Credit card information, in turn, comes out $ 50.

What if we talk about personal documents, then? Your passport details may be being sold at deep web at this very moment by $ 62.61; while proof of identity, such as proof of residence or other data that allows digital wrongdoers to prove your existence and have access to you, leaves by $ 29.59.

But there is no need to be afraid: if you take basic security precautions online and do not go out and divulge personal information to any Internet page that asks you to, you certainly do not have to worry about it. So, let's leave the antenna always on while we're surfing the web, right?

via 9to5Mac