Dark Web Price Index 2024

The dark web is a clandestine marketplace where you can buy virtually anything, provided you are ready to pay its price. The dark web marketplace holds a treasure trove of data malicious actors obtain from the internet through data breaches and cyberattacks. Let’s explore what you can buy on the dark web in 2024.

Every day, we hear of data breaches and cyberattacks compromising user credentials and confidential information. Have you ever wondered where the data goes and how cyber adversaries use it?

You will be surprised to learn that a readymade market exists in the dark web for such critical information. This information has buyers on the dark web who can pay astronomical amounts to acquire them.

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Data Related to Social Media Accounts

There’s a thriving market for hacked social media accounts from popular platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok that are readily available on the dark web for relatively low prices. 

Service/Product Average Price in the Last 3 Years (2021-2023)Average Price in 2024Price Difference
Hacked Gmail, Instagram, and Facebook account$25 to $60$40 to $45-$15
Hacked Twitter account$20$25, $1200-$2000 for verified ones+$5, +$1180
Instagram 50 000 Followers$250$250+0$
Twitter retweets (1000)$10$20+$10
Hacked verified AirBnb Account$299$2990$
Details of followers of social media accounts (1000)$1 to $2$1 to $10+$8
instagram followers dark web

Stolen Credit Card Data

On the dark web, there’s also a ton of stolen financial information that cybercriminals gather through illegal means like skimming and phishing. For perspective, you can easily find stolen cards for under $100. 

Service/Product Average Price in the Last 3 Years (2021-2023)Average Price in 2024Price Difference
Details and account balance up to $5,000$110$287.5  (.0575 for each dollar of credit)+$175.5
Details and account balances up to $1,000$60$57.5 (.0575 for each dollar of credit)-$2.5
Stolen online banking logins$40 to $60, depending on the balance outstanding$35 to $65, depending on the balance outstanding+/-$5
Hacked credit card with CVV $15 to $35, depending on the country$17 to $30- $5
Cloned Mastercard, Amex card, and Visa card with PIN$20$20 to $25+$5
mastercard cvv dark web

Payment Processing Services

The underground market has evolved a lot and offers payment processing services - posing a massive risk to the worldwide financial system. These systems allow threat actors to launder money undetected.

Service/Product Average Price in the Last 3 Years (2021-2023)Average Price in 2024Price Difference
Bank account logins$125 to $4,255, depending on the bank$65 (for a $2000 balance)-$60
Verified account with payment gateway$1000$1200+$200
Cashapp verified account$860$800-$60
PayPal and Payoneer account logins$120 to $200$15 to $45-$105 to -$155
paypal account dark web

Hacked Services

The dark web is full of hacked service accounts present for the most widely used applications - credentials for OTT websites, Uber, Spotify, and adult sites are often obtained through unauthorized access and sold. 

Service/Product Average Price in the Last 3 Years (2021-2023)Average Price in 2024Price Difference
Uber, Spotify, Alastair, Bet365 accounts$10 to $35$15 to $40+$5
Netflix account with 1-year subscription$20$4 to $25+$5
Other OTT accounts, like Disney Plus, CNBC, Hulu, HBO, Orange TV$2 to $3$4 to $7+$2 to +$4
Adult site accounts$6$5-$1
Kaspersky account$7$5-$2
disney + dark web

Cryptocurrency Accounts

The dark web is also a playground for the unauthorized sale and purchase of many digital assets and even stolen cryptocurrency wallets and accounts

Service/Product Average Price in the Last 3 Years (2021-2023)Average Price in 2024Price Difference
Verified account$20 to $1,650, depending on the service providerbetween $1,200 to $2,000+400
Hacked account $410$90 to $250-$160
crypto account price dark web

Forged Documents (Scanned)

You’ll often find forged documents stolen from data leaks and phishing on the dark web, enabling threat actors to falsify records, create fake online personas, or for fraudulent identification.

Service/Product Average Price in the Last 3 Years (2021-2023)Average Price in 2024Price Difference
Passport scans$10 to $80, depending on the country of issue$100+$20
Utility bill templates$10 to $15$150

Forged Documents (Physical)

Scanned documents are one thing, but physical ones such as counterfeit ID cards, passports, and even licenses are widely accessible on the dark web. 

Service/Product Average Price in the Last 3 Years (2021-2023)Average Price in 2024Price Difference
Driving license$150 to $2,000, depending on the nationality$70 to $165-$80
Passport$2,500 to $4,000, depending on the nationality$3,800-$20
"Undetectable" Fake Passport Creation$1,699$1,699+$0
ID Card$200 to $1,700, depending on the issuing state and nation$150 to $160-$30 to -$40
Fake US Green Card$450$160-$290
passport price dark web

Malware Services

An abundance of advanced malware tools is also present on the dark web, which is full of spyware, keyloggers, and trojans. 

Service/Product Average Price in the Last 3 Years (2021-2023)Average Price in 2024Price Difference
High quality per 1000 installs$1,000 to $1,600, depending on the country$1,100 to $1,800+$100 to +$200
Medium quality per 1000 installs, 70% success rate$250 to $1,100, depending on the country$115 to $1,200-$135 to +$100
Low quality, slow speeds, low success rate per 1000 installs$35 to $600, depending on the country$45 to $800+$10 to +$200
malware price dark web

Email Data Dumps

Large-scale email data dumps from corporate breaches and phishing campaigns are a common thing on the dark web. That, too, in millions!

Service/Product Average Price in the Last 3 Years (2021-2023)Average Price in 2024Price Difference
2.4 million Canadian emails$100$13.68 - personal emails $9.99 - voters’ emails+$86.32
10 million US email addresses$120$99.99 - voters’ emails $9.99 - personal emails+$20.01
email database price dark web

DDoS Attacks Services

There are DDoS attack services at hand, too, that have the power to cripple websites and online services and even bring e-commerce businesses down. These are available in subscription models lasting hours, days, weeks, and months.

Service/Product Average Price in the Last 3 Years (2021-2023)Average Price in 2024Price Difference
Unprotected websites (10 to 50K requests per second, 1 week)$350$450+$100
Unprotected websites (10 to 50K requests per second, 1 month)$750$850+$100
Unprotected websites (10 to 50K requests per second, 24 hours$35$45+$10
Unprotected websites (10 to 50K requests per second, 1 hour)$10$10Same
Premium protected website (20 to 50K requests per second, multiple elite proxies, 24 hours$170$200+$30
ddos price dark web

The dark web can be used for lawful purposes but is mostly used for the opposite, which is why law enforcement has taken multiple measures impacting the availability and pricing of dark web services. 

Many illicit marketplaces have been shut down because of these increased policing efforts, resulting in temporary disruptions. In response, the dark web continually evolves - an example being websites implementing more sophisticated security measures to evade detection. Still, here are some positive impacts and limitations worth considering.

Positive Impact

  • Disruption of illegal activities: Law enforcement actions have led to many illicit marketplaces shutting down businesses, as seen in the Monopoly Market seizure. While it has caused temporary disruptions, it has taken many criminals out of the equation.
  • Increased awareness: Law enforcement measures have raised the dark web’s visibility, leading to better understanding and more effective responses.
  • Improved investigative techniques: Enforcement agencies have improved efficiency by adapting to effective investigative techniques, like the Network Investigative Technique (NIT), to take down illegal sites.
  • International cooperation: Law enforcement is a common objective that has increased cross-jurisdictional coordination and international cooperation.

Limitations

  • Anonymity: The dark web’s anonymous transactions make it challenging for law enforcement agencies to trace who is committing these illegal activities and from where these acts are committed.
  • Jurisdictional issues: The dark web has a global reach, making it difficult for law enforcement agencies to act because of jurisdictional issues.
  • Lack of awareness and skill: Law enforcement agencies are well equipped but lack the awareness, literacy, and skill on the changing technologies, which hinders effective policing.
  • Rapid growth and ever-changing environment: The dark web rapidly evolves with new technologies, making it challenging for law enforcement agencies to keep up and develop effective responses.
  • Germany tops the list of Tor users, with more than 2 million users daily. It accounts for nearly 50% of overall users as of September 2023. 
  • The US comes a distant second at 13%. However, the US has the highest number of dark web users, with a 34.81% global share.
  • Darknet blog posts related to stealer malware, designed to steal confidential credentials, witnessed a significant increase from an average of 370 per month in 2022 to more than 1200 per month in 2023.
Number of posts offering RedLine logs 2022-23

(Source - Number of posts offering RedLine logs 2022-23)
  • The spectrum of cryptors (antivirus evasion for malware) will persist in 2024. The pricing could range from $10 per encryption to nearly $20,000 for a monthly subscription.
  • Bitcoin remains the most preferred currency for transactions on the dark web, with its trading volumes growing by 300% during the last five years.

The general opinion is that the dark web is used for illegal transactions. However, it is not necessarily so because you can also use the dark web for legitimate purposes. Its anonymous nature just makes it different from the traditional markets.

Here are some points on how the dark web’s operations significantly differ from traditional markets:

  • Anonymity: The dark web entails using anonymizing software on users’ computers to browse and interact with complete anonymity. The Tor network with the onion routing under the ‘.io’ extension is the most widely used domain. Other prominent domains include I2P and Freenet.
  • Access: Traditional markets are indexed by search engines and accessed through browsers like Google, Firefox, and Edge. However, you will need specific technical skills and knowledge to access and navigate the dark web.
  • Encryption: Data accessed on the dark web is encrypted and routed through the computer networks of other users running the same program. Therefore, it disguises the data’s origin and destination to provide utmost secrecy.
  • Payment methods on the dark web: While you can purchase anything on the dark web, payments are usually made in cryptocurrencies, with Bitcoin being the most preferred mode of payment - providing transactional anonymity.  
  • Content: Like the surface web, the dark web has various content, like blogs, wiki pages, and forums. However, its anonymous nature makes the dark web an ideal platform for illicit activities. 
  • Subscription-only access: While the traditional markets are open to everyone, some parts of the dark web are only accessible via a subscription.
  • Ungoverned spaces: Traditional markets are subject to regulations and oversight by regulatory bodies. The dark web is generally ungoverned, often leading to various illicit issues, including selling illegal products.
  • Size and scope: The dark web is a small portion of the deep web that hides content, identities, and locations from third parties that are otherwise freely available throughout the surface web.   

While the dark web requires using the internet responsibly and within legal boundaries, almost anything is available on these markets. Let us see the services and prices on the dark web in the previous three years.

The dark web can indeed be a dark place if your valuable information ends up there. Here’s how you can make sure that it does not.

  1. Leveraging Dark Web Monitoring Services: Dark web monitoring services scour the web for your personal and confidential information and notify you promptly if any such data appears. Aura, Identity Guard, LastPass, and many reliable ones are available.
  2. Precaution While Sharing on Social Media: You should make it a practice to avoid sharing sensitive information like birthdays, addresses, or phone numbers on social media. Limit who can see your information online by adjusting your privacy settings.
  3. Avoid Visiting Unsafe Websites: Stick to reputable websites and only enter information (even your email or name) if a website has a valid SSL certificate (look for the padlock symbol). In other words, only visit HTTPS websites and not the ones with HTTP.
  4. Be Careful of Data-Hungry Apps: Make it a point to check any application you download on your device and check what data it collects. Opt for minimal access options so sensitive information cannot be stolen.  
  5. Adopt Password Best Practices & MFA: Stop using passwords that contain your name, address, birthday, or such information - make these complex. MFA also goes a long way in securing your account by using your phone or an authentication app for login.

The dark web always arouses keen interest because of its covert activities. While cybercriminals prefer using the dark web for its anonymity, it is also employed for legal activities. Almost anything can be purchased on the dark web.

However, the dark web is more renowned for being a treasure trove of information, primarily comprising stolen credentials like emails, bank login information, credit card details, and other confidential data. We have discussed various items you can purchase on the dark web, provided you can afford to pay in cryptos.

More users are now accessing the dark web, as is evident from the high amount of traffic witnessed in recent times. The trend is poised to continue in 2024, as well.

About the Author: Tom
Tom is the founder of DTechClub.com and has been fascinated by VPNs since 2012. He writes about online privacy, is always testing VPNs (both new and existing services), and is highly interested in the challenges of accessing certain sites and content in various regions. In addition to his interest in VPNs, he loves indie films and playing flamenco guitar.
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