Stolen UK identities selling for as little as £10 on the dark web

Stolen personal data of UK citizens is selling for as little as £10 on the dark web, offering hackers all the information needed to carry out online fraud and identity theft, The Independent has discovered.

So-called fullz – hacker slang meaning a “full ID” package – of UK citizens are being listed on several popular online black markets. A full ID package typically contains an individual’s name, address, online passwords, banking data and other key identifying information.

Security researchers say the illicit trade of such data is being fuelled by a seemingly ceaseless succession of high profile hacks. In 2018 alone hundreds of millions of people’s data was exposed through breaches at firms including British AirwaysMarriott hotels and Facebook.

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Source: The Independent