Cybercriminals have recently launched a marketplace named Industrial Spy, which sells information stolen from compromised organizations while also “spoiling” its customers with stolen data that’s free of charge.
Unlike traditional stolen data marketplaces, where data is used to extort enterprises and threaten them with GDPR fines, Industrial Spy promotes itself as a marketplace where organizations can buy their rival companies’ data to gain access to trade classified information, manufacturing diagrams, accounting reports, and client databases.
Nevertheless, it would not be exactly a surprise if the new marketplace is used to extort victims into buying their information in order to prevent it from being sold to other cybercriminals.
Industrial Spy Prices
The recently launched marketplace offers a variety of data tiers, with “premium” stolen data packages costing millions of dollars and lower-tier data available for as little as $2 per file.
For example, in their premium section, Industrial Spy is currently selling data stolen from an Indian organization for $1.4 million in bitcoin.
On the other hand, a significant part of their data is sold as individual files, allowing hackers to buy the files they want for $2 each. Also, free stolen data packages are available on the marketplace,