Your identity data’s value on the black market
With so many recent reports of identity information being stolen, especially the massive identity theft from credit reporting company Equifax, you may wonder how such stolen data is worth to cyber-criminals. Not as much as you might think because the black market deals in volume, but when your stolen data is used for nefarious purposes it can have some pretty serious financial consequences for you. This FOX5 KRBK (MO) article by Charles Pyatt discusses how much stolen identity data is worth on the “dark web”, and explains some of the actions taken to mitigate availability of your data to cyber-criminals. Click here to read more.