Black marketplace

Pierluigi Paganini November 17, 2021
The rise of millionaire zero-day exploit markets

Researchers detailed the multi-millionaire market of zero-day exploits, a parallel economy that is fueling the threat landscape. Zero-day exploits are essential weapons in the arsenal of nation-state actors and cybercrime groups. The increased demand for exploits is fueling a millionaire market where these malicious codes are incredibly expensive. Researchers from Digital Shadows published an interesting […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 09, 2020
15 billion credentials available in the cybercrime marketplaces

More than 15 billion username and passwords are available on cybercrime marketplaces, including over 5 billion unique credentials, states the experts. A report published by security firm Digital Shadows revealed the availability of more than 15 billion credentials shared on cybercrime marketplaces, paste sites, file sharing services, and code sharing websites. Over the past few […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 10, 2019
Genesis Store black marketplace offers more than 60k+ stolen bot profiles

Security experts at Kaspersky Lab reported that over 60,000 stolen profiles are offered for sale on an private marketplace called Genesis Store. More than 60,000 stolen profiles are offered for sale in the underground marketplace Genesis Store, it includes browser fingerprints, web site user logins and passwords, cookies, and credit card information. The seller is […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 16, 2019
German legislative body wants to tighten penalties against black marketplace operators

Germany’s states have decided to criminalize black marketplace operators with the introduction of specific federal legislation. Germany’s states have voted to punish operators of dark web platforms with the introduction of federal legislation. The legislation aims at criminalizing every operator behind darkweb marketplaces where illegal activities take place. This Friday, therefore, the German Federal Council […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 27, 2018
Cybercriminals are offering for sale infant fullz on the dark web

Cybercriminals are offering for sale infant fullz on the dark web, this is the first time that unscrupulous sellers offer this kind of merchandise on a black marketplace. Crooks are offering for sale Social Security numbers of babies on the dark web, the news was reported by the CNN. The news is disconcerting, this is the first time that unscrupulous […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 26, 2017
The spike in Bitcoin price is making it a less useful payment method in the cybercrime underground

The recent spike in the Bitcoin price and the fees associated with each transaction are making Bitcoin a less useful payment method in the cybercrime underground. We have a long debated the use of unregulated virtual currencies like Bitcoin in the criminal underground. Virtual currencies have a crucial role in facilitating illicit commerce, it is normal that […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 17, 2017
What’s new after the AlphaBay Market Shutdown in the darkweb?

Authorities shut down Alphabay, wondering which will be the marketplace that will reach the top and which will be the impact on the criminal ecosystem? AlphaBay was shut down by law enforcement and the alleged mastermind committed suicide in jail while waiting for the extradition to the US. The event will have a significant impact on […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 14, 2017
AlphaBay Market was shut down by the law enforcement, alleged mastermind committed suicide in jail

The AlphaBay Market was shut down by the law enforcement, exactly like its predecessor Silk Road, and the alleged mastermind committed suicide in jail. AlphaBay Market was considered the largest marketplace on the Dark Web for drugs, guns, and other illegal goods competing against the likes of Abraxas, Dream, and Hansa. The AlphaBay Market went down last week on […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 03, 2017
Jaff Ransomware campaigns linked to a black marketplace

Security researchers linked Jaff ransomware campaigns to the backend infrastructure used by operators behind a black market. Security researchers at Heimdal Security who are investigating a new strain of Jaff ransomware discovered that the malware is sharing the backend infrastructure with a black market offering for sale stolen card data and account information. The black […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2015
Black marketplace – 50c buys login for stolen media accounts

It is Christmas time and sellers are offering a wide number of products and services in the Black marketplace. 50c buys login for stolen media accounts. Cyber criminals are offering for sale ‘lifetime’ Netflix, HBO, and cable sports streaming accounts for low prices. Sellers of the on the AlphaBay Marketplace, a black marketplace hosted on the […]