The stolen credit cards details of 100,000 British people have turned up on the open Web and are being sold for less than $2.50, according to an investigation by The Times newspaper.
Rather than being hidden in the dark depths of the internet, the Bestvalid site is almost as accessible as Amazon, simply requiring a sign up or login to get going. It also offers help services for dissatisfied customers.
A reporter for The Times used Bitcoin to buy the details of one victim, in a bundle that included all of the details for one of her bank cards, as well as her cellphone number and address.
The investigation also unearthed the sensitive data of a former senior advisor to the Queen and the stash totals some one million records overall.
The bundles of data sell for more than the price of a stolen Netflix password sold on the black market, but this site is particularly brazen and the consequences far more dangerous than someone making your streaming habits look bad.
➤ One million stolen bank cards for sale on fraud site [The Times]