xDedic illicit marketplace is shut down

Enforcement agencies in the US and Europe have seized control of the xDedic illicit marketplace and taken it offline.

xDedic sold access to compromised computers worldwide as well as personal data, and operated in both the clear and dark web, according to Europol, which assisted the operation. Authorities believe the website facilitated more than $68m in fraud.

Users of xDedic could search for compromised computer credentials by criteria, such as price, geographic location, and operating system. The xDedic administrators maintained servers all over the world and used Bitcoin to hide their locations and the identities of its administrators, buyers, and sellers.

The victims came from all around the world and involved all kind of industries, including local, state, and federal government infrastructure, hospitals, emergency services, major metropolitan transit authorities, accounting and law firms, pension funds, and universities.

xDedic is the fourth major platform operating illicitly on the dark web to be taken down in the last few years, after AlphaBay, Hansa and Silk Roads 1 and 2.

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