A black market is selling access to hacked government servers for $6
Want access to a government server? An online black market is selling access to thousands of hacked servers for as little as US$6.
Known as xDedic, the market has a catalog of over 70,000 compromised servers for sale, Kaspersky Lab said Wednesday.
The servers are in 173 countries and used by governments, businesses and universities. The owners likely have no idea they’ve been hacked, the security firm said.
Hackers at xDedic breached many of the servers through trial-and-error using different passwords. They catalogued the servers’ software, browsing history and other details buyers might like to know.