Authorities shut down xDedic marketplace for buying hacked servers

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

The FBI, together with authorities from several European countries, have seized the domain and servers of xDedic, a notorious online marketplace where cyber-criminals would sell and buy access to hacked servers. Three suspects were also arrested in Ukraine.

The site has been around since 2014, but it became widely known after a Kaspersky report published in June 2016.

According to the report, the site was operating as a registration-based online marketplace where several criminal groups would either put up for sale or buy hacked servers, usually in the form of compromised RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) accounts.

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