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Report on commodities value in the cyber criminal underground market

Report on commodities value in the cyber criminal underground market: Researcher Joe Stewart of Dell SecureWorks and independent researcher David Shear provided an interesting overview of hacking services and stolen data cost in the black market specifically in this period. The two cyber experts infiltrated 15 different underground forums to collect the pricing information, four of which were Russian forums.

The experts have written the report titled, “The Underground Hacking Economy is Alive and Well” , published by Dell, that is the result of the investigation on the online marketplace for stolen data, specific to the economic value of products proposed.

Security experts have revealed that the price of a stolen identity has been reduced by 37 percent on the black market, passing reaching $25 for a U.S. identity and $40 for an overseas identity.

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