Do you know what your Australian credit card, driver's license, online banking credentials, email address or phone number is worth in the DarkWeb? There's a lot of estimates about the actual cost of a data breach and the value of individual records. Ponemon's global average per individual record is AU$227 and the same number for Australian records is AU$167. For me, these numbers feel realistic but still not very tangible so I decided to do some research on what our data is actually worth.
At the moment your data is worth:
- - 1 million Australian email addresses - $10
- - 0.35 million Australian phone numbers - $10
- - Australian credit card with credit limit 5-10k - $39 (Buy 3 get 1 free)
- - Australian personal loan fraud package - $52 (Drivers license and editable bank statements/payslips)
- - Australian passport/driver's license scan - $5
- - Online bank credentials with pins 50-100k balance - $60
- - Online bank credentials with pins 100-500k balance - $250
- - Editable driver's license PSD file for any state - $10
What's probably the scariest on all of this is that these are accessible with very little technical knowledge and that thousands of these items has already been sold.