Hackers Selling Genuine Passports and ID/Social Security Card Under $1000 on Dark Web

In recent times, the dark web has become a one-stop-shop for those who are looking to buy or sell illicit items covering drugs, guns, Passports and ammunition, and other outlawed services comprising fake passports and cybercrime-related services.

As handling the anonymization techniques, Darknet markets contribute thousands of users a more sincere method to buy and sell everything through credit cards to DDoS attack services.

Hence, a new survey by observing an excess of dark web transactions happened between 2017 and 2019 simply states how the dark web is actively participating in the global threat landscape. The survey found the most widespread cybercrime marketplaces’ pricing range and design to figure out the current trends of the deep and dark web.

The cost of an entirely new identity — including a new passport, driving license, birth certificate, educational certificate, financial profile, and counterfeit money— varies Safty Detectives reported to Cyber Security News.

Well, the comprehensive analysis has found out some unexpected statistics truth about the money-motivated cybercrime industry is growing rapidly at affordable price ranges, and not only that, even to accomplish these tasks, there are amateur hackers to perform a massive cyberattack in exchange for a few dollars.

Not to make you better understand the scenario, we have set an example, you can purchase a legitimate-looking US passport at just only $18, or a Sweden citizen passport only at $5, or hold out a lethal DDoS attack by just spending between $1 to $100. Well, the price range changes upon the bandwidth and the continuation of the attack.

Thus, the wide range of accessible services can be classified into four kinds of cybercrime: selling hazarded PII (Personally Identifiable Information), compromised financial data including bank logs and credit cards, forged nationality associated documents, and giving Cybercrime-as-a-Service.

However, apart from all these things, before going further, let me show you the average cost of a legitimate passport from the developed countries like USA, Australia, Europe, and Canada are purchased on the dark web is listed below:-

  • USA:$850
  • Australia: $745
  • Europe: $750
  • Canada: $745

Listed from least to most valuable, here is the average cost of a passport from a European country is:-

  • Spain: $690
  • Germany: $745
  • France: $745
  • Switzerland: $764
  • Netherlands: $745
  • Norway: $800

Estimated Cost of a New Identification by Country

USA

The least cost of a new identification in the United States through the dark web is $1,267, which equals to 0.2683 BTC. While the price of a US passport purchased through the dark web begins at the US $710. ID cards and driving licenses at US $200, and a brand new Social Security Card/Number costs within the US $2 to $5.

Europe

The least cost of a new identification in Europe through the dark web is $1,370, which equals to 0.2593 BTC. While the price of a forged European passport starts at US$600, and this is a comparatively cheap option depending on which particular European country the visa is for.

Canada

The least cost of a new identification in Canada through the dark web is US$1,290, which equals to 0.2683 BTC. The price of a Canadian passport bought by the dark web is lower concerning counterfeit US and UK passports $660. But, the fact is that the cost of a fake Canadian DL, of course, driving license is more costly, starting at US$275.

United Kingdom

The least cost of a new identification in the United Kingdom through the dark web is $1,370, which equals to 0.2861 BTC. While purchasing a counterfeit UK passport by the dark web starts at $710.

Australia

The least cost of a new identification in Australia through the dark web is $1,470, which equals to 0.4292 BTC. The price of buying a counterfeit Australian passport through the dark web commences at $660, and a fake Australian driver’s license begins at $420.

As you become increasingly attached to the digital world, it’s essential to stay observant and conscious of all the invisible dangers appearing on the web.

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