Network access to over 7,000 organizations in the U.S., Canada, and Australia is allegedly available for auction on Russian hacking forums.
An unidentified hacker is advertising an archive of remote desktop protocol (RDP) credentials to several thousand organizations with bids starting at 25 bitcoins (roughly $390,000).
“I sell everything at once, without samples, convenient access via rdp to each network,” states the advertisement, promising administrative access to each compromised network.
RDP is a protocol originally meant to enable network administrators access to remote computers to address and resolve technical issues, but has become one of the primary vectors for ransomware and malware infections. While most known security vulnerabilities are patched relatively quickly, organizations that neglect to regularly update their software are frequently targeted by hackers and other threat actors.
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