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15 billion credentials available in the cybercrime marketplaces

July 9, 2020

A report published by security firm Digital Shadows revealed the availability of more than 15 billion credentials shared on cybercrime marketplaces, paste sites, file sharing services, and code sharing websites.

Over the past few years, Digital Shadows added to its breach repository more than 15 billion credentials shared on criminal forums, paste sites, file sharing services, and code sharing websites.

According to the company, most of the username and password combinations are available for free, and 5 billion of the above credentials are “unique.” The credentials are sold for an average of $15.43, the most expensive pairs relate to banking and financial services accounts, with an average price of nearly $71.

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