Buying stolen financial information from hackers might be easier than you think.
Contrary to the popular belief that credit card details or Netflix accounts can only be bought from the "dark web", a new report has shone a light on how hackers are advertising stolen information on services like YouTube and selling it on standard websites.
"The Hidden Data Economy" report produced by Intel Security reveals the price criminals are paying for financial information online as well as the kind of access people are able to buy.
"You don't need technical knowledge, it's dead simple you can just buy the stuff directly," Raj Samani, the chief technology officer for EMEA at Intel Security, told CNBC by phone.
When data breaches are carried out hackers will put the information online for sale. The so-called "dark web" - a heavily encrypted part of the internet that makes it difficult for authorities to detect the location or owners of a website – used to be the place to sell the data. But now, hackers are just setting up normal users where people can buy information.