Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Is this new zero-day dark market the real deal?
Yet another dark web market has emerged to fill the gap left by demise of the Silk Road and Silk Road 2, or at least that's the way it would appear with concern within the security industry over the discovery of TheRealDeal Market. Just like the now infamous, and deceased, Silk Road markets TheRealDeal operates within the Tor network space to supposedly stay under the radar and provide anonymity for those who trade within it. Unlike the Silk Road incarnations though, TheRealDeal isn't primarily concerned with the sale of illegal drugs, instead it is concentrating on the trade in zero-day exploit code. That isn't to say there are no drugs, weapons and stolen credit card data sets for sale, but rather these are not the main focus of the site.