They buy them and then exploit them in many ways, from sending spam or phishing emails to their contacts to extorting them for financial gain. That’s because it’s all for the money.
So how much is different information worth per account on the dark web? Let’s see...
Any account that can generate fraudsters money, or even help them receive a service for free, has a demand in the cyber underground.
Uber, for example, are sought after by fraudsters simply because they provide “free taxi rides”. Demand for adult entertainment accounts is high due to interest for self consumption.
eBay and Amazon are sought after … to steal money or credits from these accounts … Compromised dating site accounts are also often exploited for romance scams.
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. And you may want to beef up your login passwords to your online accounts - and actually change them periodically.