Hackers are selling Facebook logins for just $2.60 on the dark web, according to new research.
The study by Money Guru found that Facebook logins can be bought for as little as £2.30, with the report coming just hours after it was revealed that an enormous data breach has left at least 50 million Facebook accounts compromised.
The research also found that hacked email logins are also being flogged on dark web marketplaces, which are easily accessible to anyone with the right browser and web addresses.
Even financial data is being sold cheaply, with credit card information available for as little as $14 and debit card information for $19.50.
The research was looking into the availability of logins for sale for the 26 most commonly used online accounts.
It found that someone’s entire online identity could theoretically be bought for a grand total of just $972, which would buy access to online shopping accounts, entertainment services and social media profiles.
The data for sale would also include personal information in the affected accounts such as home addresses and phone numbers.
The report said: “Although the amount stolen from a UK fraud victim is often relatively small, 39 percent of cases result in $326 or more being stolen.
“ONS data also shows that, in almost 25 percent of cases, this amount can vary from $653 – $52,200.
“The fact that scammers can spend less than £750 for the potential to access tens of thousands is a frightening thought.”