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IDG Contributor Network: How much is your stolen personal data worth?

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    Examples of the different kinds of personal data available online, as well as its value on the black market, is available in a new report (PDF) from Intel Security's McAfee Labs. The report looks at pricing for credit cards, bank account login details, and other stolen personal information.

    $5 credit card numbers

    U.S. credit card account numbers complete with date of birth typically run $15, the report says. Basic card numbers without the extra data costs as little as $5.

    "A digital equivalent of physical card would let a criminal buy things until the victim contacts the card issuer and challenge the charges," Raj Samani, CTO for Intel Security in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, said in a McAfee blog post about the report.

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