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How much are your personal info worth?

Hi.

Today I want to show you what are your personal info worth in the open market - money.
Some people might think that their details aren't worth trying to get by data brokers or cyber criminals - they are wrong. 



As we can see according to Swipe Toolkit, an online data calculator presented by independent research consortium Preemptive Media:


"We used the following sources to determine the worth of your individual data bits: Accurint, Aristotle, ChoicePoint, ChoiceTrust, DocuSearch, Experian, KnowX, Merlin Data, and Pallorium. There are many other commercial data warehouses in the U.S., but these are some of the most popular and represent the general types of information that are for sale. " We can read at their website.

Have you ever wondered how much your personal data is worth on the black market? Symantec released new online tool which requires from you just few easy steps, and you can check it now here.

45 comments:

  1. Exactly who do these people sell to that needs to know things such as whether or not you're a sex offender or have a military record?

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  2. So being listed as a sex offender is less valuable than an unpublished phone number? Weird.

    This is why identity-insurance is a handy thing.

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  3. I think they are some investigation agencies out there, also when someone want to thief your identity, the more he know about you, the better he can act like you, while makin loans, crimes like drug trafficing etc. - those are just my thoughts btw.

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  4. they need one of these for internal organs

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  5. how can i get paid for stealing pplz data?

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  6. @Crunky, you could find black market around interwebz :-) takes some time, but its possible with some research. Just remember that can get you for long years to prison :)

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  7. its scary how easy peolpe can get this info.

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  8. There are chat rooms / forums all over the place that vend information to other thieves. Usually, it's sold in packets for $100-500 with bits and pieces from your post concerning one single person. Scary times.

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  9. I'm a little bummed it's not more. My sense of self-worth has been damaged

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  10. yeah.. information age.. scary shit going on

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  11. Whaaaaat, personal info should be more expensive :I

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  12. oh my god, i hope its not openly available atleast....

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  13. lol, both creepy and interesting.

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  14. I don't like the idea of peronal info like that being on the black market.

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  15. fuckin telemarketers must make bankkkkk

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  16. how is sex offender status worth $13? You can literally just type in a zipcode and see every sex offender in that area. I mean... If anyone's looking for sex offender data I offer it for the low low price of only $10.

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  17. That is crazy!that's cheap actually... why would anyone work that cheap?

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  18. I need to start a bidding service for my personal information..lol

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  19. Anyone wanna be raped for 10 bucks?

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  20. This post made me like
    Wuuuuut??

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  21. crazy i hope my shit dont get stolen

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  22. If you lose my number you know where to find it..

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  23. I'm not worth that. I'm judgment proof. Have no credit/bad credit. So, I'd gladly accept payment for that info. Where do I sign up?

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  24. very interesting and a little bit scary. i would like to think i am relatively cautious in regards to business conducted over the internet

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  25. @spunchops

    You are obviously missing the point, just like some other people. With those info, people can make loans at your name, take credit cards etc, also make you some criminal record, that with some bad luck you will have to pay for.

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  26. Augh, horror. The information age certainly has its failings.

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