The Problem with Statistics of Compromised Credentials in the Dark Web

These reports do often include a “shopping list” of Dark Web prices for various types of credentials and many do delve deeper into the details of these findings, often speculating as to why certain things cost as much as they do. However, the reality of the Dark Web is usually much more complex, to the point that quoting credentials volume and price is usually meaningless. Some reports do a better job than others touching on these complexities, but the fact remains that normally only the numbers in the reports – the volumes and prices – are the focus and what only gets quoted, with the full intent of those who wrote the report. But as noted, these numbers are usually meaningless. Here is why, and why you should always take them with a pinch of salt.

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