Cyber security firm KELA published a report stating it indexed 108 network access listings on popular hacking forums. The estimated total value of all the advertised access is around $500,000 USD. This number of ads is triple the amount seen in previous months. Ads selling network access have been on hacking forums for years, but the quantity and asking price is on the rise. Network access on such forums can go for as much as $100,000 depending on the network and level of access being offered. The average price is around $5,000. Asking price tends to vary based on the value of the company and not the size of the network. Many brokers also offer access to RDP or VNC endpoints that have been compromised via brute force attacks launched with IoT botnets.
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