Under the Spotlight: Most Popular Dark Web Marketplaces (DWMs)

  • almost 500 000 users;
  • more than 2 400 sellers;
  • over 320 000 transactions;
  • more than 4 650 Bitcoin and 12 800 Monero transferred.

What are the characteristics of DWMs?

What kind of information is on sale on DWMs?

Almost all kind of information can be easily obtained on the dark web including:

  • Payment card information: Stolen or skimmed credit card data (and the software to capture it) is a perennial bestseller.
  • Research data: Medical research including information about new drugs and therapies is a hot commodity, especially COVID-19 data.
  • Trade secrets and formulas: Proprietary manufacturing information is both popular and easy to sell.
  • Blueprints and security plans: From buildings to networks, all kinds of schematics and planning data is useful for bad actors.
  • Medical records: They’re especially popular for blackmail and spearfishing ammunition.
  • Financial records: This multipurpose data is desirable for money laundering, blackmail, spearfishing, and identity theft.
  • Intelligence reports: International espionage is a big market that’s high-danger but high-reward.
  • Government secrets: Investigations, communication, programs, budgets, documents, and more sell fast.

What are the most demanded cyber services/products on DWMs?

  • DDoS-for-hire services
  • Exploit kits: Phishing, ransomware, and others.
  • RDP server access
  • Payment card data
  • Bank logs and routing information
  • Fullz (the slang term for full information)

What is the price range for the most demanded cyber services/products on DWMs?

How does trade work on DWMs?

What are the popular and active DWMs?

Deep Sea Market


White House Market

The Magestic Garden

Monopoly Market


World Market

Dark Fox Market

Big Blue Market

Asean Market

How dangerous are DWMs really?

  • 60% of the information available on the dark web could potentially harm enterprises.
  • Hackers attack every 39 seconds, on average 2,244 times a day.
  • A ransomware attack will take place every 11 seconds by 2021.
  • Dark web activity has increased by 300% in the last 3 years.
  • The estimated annual revenue generated by cybercrime in 2019 was $1.5 trillion.
  • More than 2 million active users connect to the dark web through the TOR browser every day.
  • TOR’s bandwidth capacity has increased from around 50 gigabits per second (in 2014) to approximately 300 gigabits per second (in 2018).
  • The total value of bitcoin transacted on the dark web jumped by 65% in 2019.

Is it possible to monitor the deep and dark web to stay safe?

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  • Monitor your domain name on hacked websites and phishing databases
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