One of the fastest-rising and newest ransomware strains dubbed Jaff has been found to have links with a “refined” dark web marketplace that trades stolen credit card and other financial data. Both Jaff ransomware and the unnamed underground cybercrime marketplace share the same server space, according to security researchers. The ties between the malware and the dark web store hint at the way cybercriminals are evolving. The dark web market tied to Jaff was found to provide access to “tens of thousands of compromised bank accounts, complete with details about their balance, location and attached email address”. Researchers at Heimdal Security, who first discovered Jaff’s association with the dark web store, said that the marketplace has a relatively low barrier for entry. In other words, unlike other high-profile and exclusive dark web communities, this particular marketplace allows low-level hackers entry.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: IB Times