Research reveals the prices for information available on the Dark Web
The Dark Web is never far from controversial news. Recently, hackers took down a fifth of the entire network by attacking the servers at Freedom Hosting II, claiming that the more than half their data is made up of child pornography. ISIS have also apparently turned to the dark web to communicate and recruit new members. We now know that large sections of the dark web are being used for criminal activity. However, the most notable part of the activity most affecting the average internet user is the hacking and selling on of a person's information. Recent research from Equifax (see infographic) highlights the data that is available for purchase and the prices that they are being bought for. They also show the main types of tools that hackers are using to gain access to a victim's system as well as offer some tips of how to protect information.
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