A security firm reckons that Twitter IDs are in such demand, crooks are selling identities for $1,000 a pop.
According to Imperva, the price of a file of user credentials depends on what type of services are being offered.
For example, says Imperva, the going rate for a Hotmail account is only $1.50, while a Gmail collects $80. That’s because the type of person using Gmail is likely to have more business users than Hotmail.
Plus, if you pick up a Gmail set, that also lets you hack into cloud dervices like Google Docs and Adword.
Amichai Sulman, Imperva’s CTO, said there are reports of Twitter credentials changing hands for $1,000 – because of the possibility of other Web 2.0 applications it can open up.
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