Yes, you heard me right. Nowadays dark web is offering everything from drugs to weapons but this is new today. A Black market for black markets. Thanks to Intsights Research Group who had uncovered it.
A black market framework was being sold by Sky Market (name obtained from images but the actual name could vary since the service didn’t have one). The Software is ‘White label’ offering which is sold at the rate of $4500 in Bitcoin.
While monitoring Jabber, the organization noticed a group calling itself “TeamZero” offering to sell licenses for their own darknet marketplace software.
In Early days there were restrictions to create a darknet market since it required quite an expertise to run one but today offer infrastructure to build and maintain one is present. Offering Platform-as-a-service will definitely going to change a lot in dark web.
In the ad, the threat actor presents himself as a member of TeamZero, a criminal group that provides professional hacking services. They state, ““We are not Kids playing around a little bit, we are working in this Business for more than 20 years now! We’re a team of individuals with very similar technical skills and work in a red team configuration.”
For buying or selling a stolen and illegal goods have never been easy is done manually but with PAAS by the side, it promises more automation and scalability which indeed makes cyber crime more efficient.
How to buy:
Pay in Bitcoin and it costs around $4500 per license.
Obtain Professional service from their team since markets need to look different and they offer services to customize the markets depending on the customer needs. Almost equivalent to a B2B software but I will say its mostly evolved.
Here is a strong message for law enforcement agencies, the market takedowns might have started already but if such mechanism gets in the hand of any individual then I would have to relate it with Hydra – “If a head is cut off, two more shall take its place”.