The crime has reached such epidemic proportions that the criminal underworld is awash with stolen credit card numbers and other personal information.
According to a new study by Dell SecureWorks, prices for stolen IDs have dropped by around a third during the past couple of years, costing just $25 for an American victim's details.
Worse, an individual's credit card number alone costs just $4.
If they're prepared to pay more, crooks can actually buy details of specific bank accounts that contain more than $70,000.
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