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    Prices are dropping for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on the Dark Web. One likely reason is a surplus of the data; cybercriminals have been too successful gathering the stuff.

    Criminals can now purchase PII for $1 a line — that's down from $4 just a year ago, Trend Micro reported in its new research paper.

    Each line contains a name, a full address, a date of birth, a Social Security number, and other information. Criminals only need a few lines to clone an identity.

    Studying stolen data

    Trend Micro analyzed a decade's worth of data breach information in its new report, "Follow the Data, Dissecting Data Breaches and Debunking the Myths' (PDF).

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