What is Russian Market?
Russian Market is a new trading place that is specialized on stolen information. From credit card information, RDP and SSH access, Paypal information to archives of logs with stolen account data for various sites, this site offers about anything. Even though the site is called Russian Market, the shop is in English so it should be easy to navigate for anyone.
The shop offers the following categories:
- Stealer Logs
Additionally the site offers some built-in tools: A Bin Checker, Paypal Cookie Converter, Track1 Generator and a script to convert Netscape to JSON cookies.
The deposit process on Russian Market is automatic and usually takes about 10 minutes to complete.
Currently the site offers three payment methods: Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum. But be aware that you are not able to withdraw any balance – once you have deposited to the site you have to spend it there.
To become a seller or vendor you will need to contact the support staff via their form. But each offer has to be approved before it is publicly listed. Refunds for dyfunctional RDPs are quick and easy and take about 10 minutes. Same is true for Paypal and SSH accounts – but for the former you will need to provide a screenshot before your refund can be processed. For the Stealer Logs no refunds will be given – all log dumps are sold as uploaded.
Same as with all darknet sites the usual security recommendations apply. Most importantly: stay anonymous. Use the TOR browser only and don’t use the TOR browser for any regular (non-darknet) browsing.
Ideally, you have a dedicated system or at least a dedicated VM for all your darknet activities. Keep your darknet PGP keys and other credentials limited to that system only, do not mix it with any activities that would expose your identity.
Treat your dedicated system like a work-system: Only install the software necessary for your operations do not install anything for entertainment or other purposes. Subsequently, resist the urge to browse Twitter, Reddit or any other social media sites while you have downtime. For this always use your regular system.
For additional system security, we recommend you run a secure operating system like Tails or Whonix on your dedicated system for darknet activities. We also recommend using a VPN as an additional security measure since TOR will only anonymize your browsing sessions but not other traffic.
Especially when using any public WiFi hotspots you should always use a VPN when accessing the Internet since you don’t know whether the access point is compromised. A VPN ensures that all of your traffic, no matter what application, will always be strongly encrypted when passing the access point, this protecting yourself not only from eavesdropping but also possible identity theft.
Russian Market Summary
Russian Market is a great site if you want to do your shopping on a central site. It offers most products that you can find on otherwise specialized sites – such as ssh tunnels and RDP access. On top of that, you will find a wide variety of counterfeit items. Even if you’re not looking for something specific, Russian Market is a great site to simply browse at.