Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Study: Stolen data's cheaper - The Boston Globe

A scary supply-and-demand scenario...

Fierce competition among identity thieves has driven the prices for stolen data down to bargain-basement levels, which has forced crooks to adopt mainstream business tactics to lure customers, according to a new report on Internet security threats.

    Credit card numbers were selling for as little as 40 cents each and access to a bank account was going for $10 in the second half of 2007, according to the latest twice-yearly Internet Security Threat Report from Symantec Corp. released today.

    Study: Stolen data's cheaper - The Boston Globe

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