The real value of Facebook data
As we have mentioned, an estimated 87 million Facebook profiles have been sharing information with third-party applications. In short, the social network has profited from this data. This has caused our data to be sold on the Internet for a few euros.
Exactly, and as collected in Market Watch, a user’s Facebook data can only be worth $ 5.20 on the Dark Web. If we translate it into euros we are talking about 4.25 euros at the current exchange rate.
Data such as the “likes” or even more personal such as the ID number or driving license, have been exposed and may even be for sale.
As we know, the Dark web it is a small part of the internet. It should not be confused with the Deep Web, which does represent a large majority of all content on the network, even if it is not seen through search engines. To access the Dark Web you have to use specific software. This is where our Facebook data has been present for just over 4 euros.
This data has been present alongside other credentials, credit cards, illegal programs targeting cybercrime, and much more.
But why does someone want to buy Facebook data on the Dark Web? The answer is simple: with that they achieve access the personal data of users, in addition to being able to reach more accounts. This is what buyers are really looking for, the power to collect useful personal information from users.
Ultimately, cybercriminals seek to obtain this personal data and then sell it. Ultimately, as in any other market, it all comes down to supply and demand.
The value of other accounts
The value of Facebook data aside, what are other accounts worth? In this case, the difference can be very wide. According to the same report that we echo, an account of PayPal it can cost on the Dark Web, on average, $ 247 (about 200 euros). An account of Uber about 7 dollars and a bill of Gmail just 1 dollar.
And if you are one of those who book rooms in Airbnb, a user account sells for $ 8. Cybercriminals seek to modify the collection details of owners or even consumers.
In short, on the Dark Web our Facebook data costs about 4.25 euros. That is the value that cybercriminals give to our personal information after all the controversy that arose with the social network and the data leak.