Threat Management

Report: xDedic dark web marketplace back in business after momentary shutdown

xDedic, a dark web marketplace offering access to compromised Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) servers, has reportedly resurfaced following a brief shutdown.

According to an article in Threatpost, the underground market disappeared after a June 16 Kaspersky Lab report exposing the site for selling 70,000 hacked servers, some for as little as $6. But then researchers at Digital Shadows shared with Threatpost an incident report disclosing that a June 24 post on the Russian-language forum "" contained a link to a new Tor site hosting the underground market. This new site is identical in design to the original site, but this time requires a $50 enrollment fee.

In the Threatpost report, Digital Shadows CTO and co-founder James Chappell said, “I would imagine they have some of the previous offerings available… Many of those servers are still compromised. They would still have stock in the stockroom.”

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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