BITCOIN scam kits and fraud guides go for rock-bottom prices on DARK WEB | The Crusader | Finance
Even comprehensive hacking tool kits, giving rookies everything they need to start committing fraud, can be snapped up for £100, according to the latest Dark Web Market Price index compiled by comparison service Top10VPN.com.
Its research head Simon Migliano warned: “It’s easy to forget the majority of attacks aren’t particularly sophisticated. We found countless listings for tools to commit cryptocurrency fraud that would allow crooks to access Bitcoin accounts.
“The perception that hacks are purely territory of tech bedroom warriors is increasingly a thing of the past.”
The last two years have seen a surge in interest in cryptocurrency and those anonymous transactions have proved catnip for hackers. For £5, cybercriminals can access services which trade in the currencies, so consumers have to stay vigilant and ensure they use a trusted trading platform for their purchases.
Something as simple as using a wi-fi network can be highly risky as the tools to hack into this are free and the same as what many broadband providers often use to test their networks are working properly.
However, for just over £2 on the dark web, fraudsters can gain additional resources to bypass less sophisticated technology, so consumers should be especially careful when using unsecured networks.
For a taster of what’s available: Remote Access Trojan, malware that allows hackers to take control of your computer for £8.47, more heavy-duty cryptocurrency miner malware for £58.47 or a fraudulent account for £110.59