Medical records, bank account details, e-mail passwords and Netflix login can be bought for $1,000 on Dark Web

A computer forensics expert working at technology-based risk consultancy TRS Forensics. Experts urge Internet users to practise good cyber-hygiene habits, such as updating their software regularly for security patches, using different passwords for v
A computer forensics expert working at technology-based risk consultancy TRS Forensics. Experts urge Internet users to practise good cyber-hygiene habits, such as updating their software regularly for security patches, using different passwords for various accounts, and avoiding suspicious links or e-mail attachments from unknown senders. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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On the data black market, thieves peddle stolen medical records, bank account details, e-mail passwords and even Netflix logins.

Priceless to you, perhaps. But on the Dark Web, an online space that can be accessed using only special software, they can be traded for less than $1,000.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 05, 2019, with the headline Medical records, bank account details and passwords can be bought for $1k on Dark Web. Subscribe