Founded some time in 2014, it was revealed in June 2016 Kaspersky Lab report as being a major hub in the trade of compromised servers. As of May 2016, 70,624 servers were offered for sale. Following this report, the site shut down only to quickly re-emerge on the Tor dark web. In January 2019, American and Belgian authorities working with Europol, Eurojust and Ukraine shut down xDedic, raiding sites and seizing the domain.
The compromised servers were focused on the areas of online gambling, ecommerce, banks and payment processors, online dating, advertising networks, ISP services, email service providers, web browser and instant messenger services. Various crimeware products were for sale.
The site features a partner portal for the secure and verified listing of compromised data and standardised backdoor to be used.
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