Researchers recently discovered a trading platform for hackers, which is currently booming, the marketplace sells more than 70,000 hacked government and corporate servers, some of them goes by the sum as little as $6.
According to a report published by researchers from the antivirus service provider Kaspersky Lab, at the end of last month, the xDedic trading platform listed 70,624 servers, most of them belonging to governments and corporations of 173 countries. Kaspersky wrote a separate blog post about their findings:
“From government networks to corporations, from Web servers to databases, xDedic provides a marketplace for buyers to find anything. And the best thing about it—it’s cheap! Purchasing access to a server located in a European Union country government network can cost as little as $6. The one-time cost gives a malicious buyer access to all the data on the server and the possibility to use this access to launch further attacks. It is a hacker’s dream, simplifying access to victims, making it cheaper and faster, and opening up new possibilities for both cybercriminals and advanced threat actors. The main goal of the xDedic forum is to facilitate the buying and selling of credentials for hacked servers which