Hackers break into millions of bank accounts every year, causing billions of dollars in damage. Having become a victim of an Internet bugbear, it is difficult to imagine the size of the possible losses. Everything will depend on the amount of money in the account and the information that the attacker has about it.
According to a private security report from Intel, a stolen credit or debit card can be purchased on the US black market for $ 5, and in Europe for $ 45. Bank details for entry are significantly more expensive. If, for example, the account has more than $ 2200, then information about it will cost about $ 200. For account data from $ 400-100, they ask for about $ 40.
McAfee Labs analyzed the pricing process for stolen bank cards and related information, which allowed them to establish a certain "value hierarchy" among this mass of Internet crime.
The main value for crooks is the account number, the expiration of the card, and the CVV2 code. Prices skyrocket when the information offered contains additional details, such as the victim's bank account ID, date of birth, billing address, PIN, mother's maiden name, username and password used to access the account.