Dark Web Research: Criminals Pay Top Dollar for Your Certificates

Dark Web Research: Criminals Pay Top Dollar for Your Certificates

It's frightening what criminals can buy on the dark web, but it's even scarier that they may be buying your own security certificates to use against you. Venafi recently sponsored a six-month investigation into the sale of digital code signing certificates on the dark web. Conducted with the Cyber Security Research Institute (CSRI), the research revealed that not only are code signing certificates readily available for purchase on the dark web, they are selling for up to $1,200.

Freaky fact: this makes code signing certificates more expensive than the counterfeit U.S. passports, stolen credit cards and the handguns nefarious actors can also purchase on the dark web.

Spooked enough to learn more about our investigation? Download this infographic below. Forewarning, the results are scary!




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