An online black market is selling access to government servers for as little as $6

An online black market known as xDedic has a catalog of over 70,000 compromised servers, according to Kaspersky Lab.

The servers are in 173 countries and belong to businesses, universities and even government agencies — most of whom still have no idea they’ve been hacked. Worse, the hackers are peddling access to these servers for as little as $6.

Hackers at xDedic seem to have breached the servers using (relatively) simple trial-and-error methods and relied on known vulnerabilities, weak passwords and sometimes dumb luck.

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