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Offers to Sell Enterprise Network Access Surge on Dark Web

In contrast, Q1 2019 saw more interest in selling and buying access to individual servers.

The first quarter of 2020 saw a dramatic rise in Dark Web offers to sell access to enterprise networks, with the number of posts advertising access up 69% compared with the fourth quarter of 2019, according to a new report.

Researchers at Positive Technologies, which released the report, explain that "access for sale" on the Dark Web is a generic term, referring to software, exploits, credentials, or anything else that allows for the illicit control of one or more remote computers.

Q1 2019 saw more interest in selling and buying access to individual servers rather than entire networks or network segments. As interest in wider-scale access has grown, so, too, has the price for access: Some hackers offer a commission of up to 30% of the potential profit from a hack of a company's infrastructure. The asking price for most access is in the range of $500 to $100,000, while the average cost of privileged access to a single local network is on the order of $5,000.

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