The Real Price of Stolen Data
The LastPass global survey demonstrated that while respondents were unsure of what the dark web is, they were also unaware of just how valuable their data is to it, and how likely it is to be compromised.
According to LastPass, over 9.7 billion data records have been breached since 2013, and 86% of those surveyed stated that they had no way of knowing if their personal data was available on the dark web.
The company put a price on the sort of data that is stolen, and how much it can go for on the dark web:
- Credit card and social security numbers go for between $1 – $110
- Medical records are worth up to $1,000
- Passports are highly sort after, commanding up to $2,000
While these statistics are alarming, it’s possible to minimize the risks of your data being sold by using a password manager, especially one like LastPass that offers monitoring and real time alerts.