In our new Darknet Marketplace Snapshot blog series, DarkOwl researchers provide short-form insight into a variety of darknet marketplaces; looking for trends, exploring new marketplaces, examining admin and vendor activities and offering a host of insights into this transient and often criminal corner of the internet.
First up is Infinity Market – but don’t forget to subscribe to our blog at the bottom of this page to be notified as new blogs are released featuring different darknet marketplaces on an ongoing basis.
Infinity Market is capturing the attention of more and more vendors. Since early May of 2020 alone, DarkOwl has witnessed an astonishing 76.92% increase in vendor registration volume.
The statistic does not come as a surprise to DarkOwl, as vendors have quickly recognized that Infinity Market mirrors a criminal nexus, rather than a traditional darknet market, differentiating itself by standing up both a built-in card shop and botnet log store.
Another reason that vendors continue to turn to Infinity Market is because the market has a growing presence on the deep web. It is evident that the administrators of Infinity have allocated a significant amount of time and investment into marketing directives.
At the time of this writing, DarkOwl uncovered that Infinity Market has a promotional presence across several mid and top-tier Russian and English-speaking deep web criminal forums. Most notably, Raid, Club2CRD, Breach, Pro Crd, Fraudster Crew, WWH-Club, and Cracked.
Establishing more trust with vendors, the administrators of Infinity have promised to protect their real-world identities by not collecting, storing and sharing any of their profile data and related market activities with ‘third-parties.’
The admins have also ensured vendors that their market infrastructure and messaging channels are protected with AES 256 level encryption (as pictured below).
Since the pandemic, compromised food delivery service accounts have been one of the hottest commodities on Infinity Market. Particularly Grubhub and DoorDash accounts. The price of a compromised DoorDash account, at the time of this writing, was $2 to $5 USD, the prices largely determined by the ‘freshness’ of the compromised account and the volume of personally identifiable information attached.
A user’s rank in Infinity Market is determined by spending history.
Lite – $0 – $1,000 USD
Silver – $1,000 – $3,000 USD
Gold – $3,000 – $6,000 USD
Prime – $6,000 – $10,000 USD
Infinity – $10,000+ USD
Contrary to other darknet markets, Infinity Market only supports Bitcoin as a means of payment. Drawing skepticism, the market does not allow vendors and buyers to withdraw and transfer funds to other wallets.
We have no definitive evidence where Infinity Market’s servers are hosted or where its staff are located. Some sources suggest the administrator of Infinity Market may reside in the United Kingdom. He or she also uses both Telegram and Gmail to communicate with criminal associates.
Stay tuned as we explore new and existing darknet marketplaces to provide our readers a glimpse into the darknet economy and some of its major players.
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