Here’s what your stolen identity goes for on the internet’s black market

The going rate for a stolen identity is about twenty bucks.

Tens of millions of people have lost their private information in data breaches over the past few years. But what happens after that—how the data are leveraged for financial gain—remains murky. Many of those stolen records end up for sale on the anonymous, seedy area of the internet commonly known as the dark web.

Analyzing the sale of those records sheds some light on the vibrant market for stolen identities. On the...

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