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Essay: Censorship, Freedom And The Dark Web’s Future

Editor’s Note: This is a heartfelt op-ed essay from the author. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the official positions of Dark...
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Online Crooks Selling Infants’ Social Security Numbers on Dark Web

Cybercriminals are listing infants’ Social Security Numbers, together with other types of stolen data, for sale on the dark web.That’s according to a report...
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Stolen Reward Points Used in Dark Web Travel Scam

Hackers on the dark web have initiated a notoriously innovative travel scam that rips travelers off their travel points which can be used to...
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Major Dark Web Vendor Sentenced to Over 6 Years in Jail

David Ryan Burchard, a 40-year-old Merced, California resident who for years sold illegal substances over the dark web and amassed over a million dollars...
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PayPal Transfers On The Dark Web

PayPal is currently the largest and probably the most convenient money transfer platform in the world with over 220 million users and offering transfers...
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What is the Value of Someone’s Identity on the Dark Web?

A person’s identity is something that they’re most certainly protective of, unless they’re a drug dealer or other type of criminal that needs to...
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How Do Spectre & Meltdown Affect the Dark Web?

The year 2018 welcomed the tech industry in shock. The Spectre and Meltdown critical vulnerabilities rock nearly every machine in use, allowing attackers to...
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Massive Database of 1.4 Billion Credentials Found on Dark Web

Researchers were extremely shocked when they recently found a massive repository of stolen credentials on the dark web.The dark web has become a place...

Dark Web Threats Targeting Casino Resorts

Over the years, cybersecurity-related crimes have been closely associated with typical online operations. Nonetheless, as a recent report suggests, any business operation—whether based online...
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Europol Shuts Down Over 20,000 Websites Selling Counterfeits

Law enforcement organizations have taken over more than 20,500 website domains following a coordinated international crackdown on counterfeit operations.The domain names were associated with...
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Former Security Engineer Creates an Unofficial Dark Web Version of Wikipedia

Wikipedia has been subject to online censorship on some occasions in countries including China, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Uzbekistan and Turkey. Some instances are results...
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Stolen Artwork Surfaces on the Dark Web

After selling hacked user accounts and trading illicit drugs and weapons, the dark web seems to have taken a turn and is now focusing...
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24-Year-Old Student Arrested on Dark Web Drug Charges

Police in New South Wales, Australia have arrested a 24-year-old University of Sydney student while receiving a package containing banned drugs.He had allegedly ordered...
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Teen Tried to Buy Car Bomb on the Dark Web, Found Guilty

A British national of Indian origin in his teens has been found guilty of using the dark web to buy an explosive to build a car bomb.
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Dark Web Hacker Offers Spy Services for $50

One Russian hacker is allegedly offering services on the dark web to anyone looking for extensive tracking of an individual across the globe.According to...
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Russian Dark Web Forum Selling GIBON Ransomware

GIBON Ransomware is supposedly now being sold on the dark web and for only $500 (£380), according to a criminal forum advertisement.
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Code Signing Certificates Up for Sale on the Dark Web

Venafi, an industry-leading machine identity protection provider, announced the worrying findings of a cybersecurity research project that was ongoing for six months.The investigation brought...
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Remote Access Credentials Being Sold on Dark Web for as Low as $3

There is no shortage of malicious actors looking to prey on individuals who do not take cyber security seriously.Proving this fact, internet security researchers...
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Thousands of Australians Reportedly Use Dark Web to Buy Illicit Firearms

A new shocking report has emerged online suggesting that a large number of Australians show keen interest in smuggling illegal weapons into the country...
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Dark Web Phisher ‘PhishKingz’ Got Doxxed

There are plenty of unscrupulous individuals on the dark web looking to profit from unsuspecting users. Sometimes, however, certain users do get the better...
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New Ransomware Dubbed ‘Bad Rabbit’ is Quickly Spreading Across Europe

A new ransomware by the name of Bad Rabbit has begun spreading in European countries at a high-speed rate.The ransomware becomes the third major...
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Two Dark Web Vendors Sentenced to 6 Years by a Dutch Court

Just a few months ago, the Dutch National Police made a promise to actively investigate and prosecute people suspected of purchasing and selling illicit...
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Ransomware Sales on Dark Web Boost by 2502%

Carbon Black, a U.S.-based cyber security company, informs that ransomware sales have increased by 2,502 percent this year, compared to 2016.Earlier, several security experts...
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Data of Thousands of Indian Firms being Offered on the Dark Web

Reportedly, an unnamed hacker has managed to gain access to India’s National Internet Registry. As a result of this, the hacker posted thousands of...

York Man Gets Over 13 Years for Dealing Drugs on the Dark Web

Instead of selling drugs in a conventional manner, a recently arrested York man took to the dark web to sell sophisticated drugs, which has...

Kidnapping of Model Chloe Ayling Could be a Sham, Suspect’s Lawyer Claims

British glamor model Chloe Ayling’s horrendous July kidnapping could have been a publicity stunt, according to one of the suspect’s lawyers.The 20-year-old claims to...

Suspected Dark Web Drug Dealer Arrested on Trip to World Beard Competition

Gal Vallerius, who hails from France, was arrested recently by United States law enforcement for his alleged involvement in the dark web drugs trade....

Arms Dealer Jailed after Trying to Buy Grenade from the Dark Web

An arms dealer named Umair Khan was recently jailed after getting caught buying guns and ammunition illegally from darknet sites.He went by the alias,...

Children Still Endangered in Human Trafficking Row in Most African Nations

Parents in most African Nations, the majority of which are from developing nations, are a worried lot as cases of child trafficking are on...

Millions of User Accounts Potentially Affected in the Instagram Hack

One of the biggest hacks in recent times has just taken place on the popular photo-sharing social media platform Instagram.For any average user, what...

Father and Son Accused of Dark Web Drug Dealing

The U.S. Department of Justice’s crackdown on dark web dealers continues.It all started this summer when officials seized the servers of popular darknet market...

6 Arrested in Dark Web Drug Ring Bust

When the federal agencies and Department of Justice in the U.S. swooped down on dark web markets like AlphaBay, few in the trade would...

Second Man in British Model Kidnapping, Arrested

There was a new development in the Chloe Ayling kidnapping saga when the police took into custody a second suspect, Michal Konrad Herba.The 36-year-old...

Daily Stormer Site Shut Down, Moves to Dark Web

In many cases, the dark web appears to be final refuge for many online activities that have no real place in the ‘surface web’...

Indianapolis Night Club Manager Sentenced for Dark Web Drug Trafficking

Gone are the days when drug traffickers and other criminals could smoothly run their businesses under the guise of anonymity that they enjoyed in...

Dark Web Vendor ‘Caliconnect’ Pleads Guilty to Drug Sales

A 40-year-old man in Merced, California has just pleaded guilty on account of crimes he committed selling drugs on the dark web.David Ryan Burchard...

British Model Kidnapped to be sold on Dark Web Auction

The latest story about the horrific kidnapping of a British model is the stuff nightmares are made up of.Chloe Ayling was kidnapped while on...

Deep Hosting Hacked, Several Dark Web Sites Affected

Cyber attacks seem to have moved one level up now. After targeting individual websites with a variety of objectives, now a server hosting hundreds...

Bupa Employee Found Selling Medical Records on the Dark Web

Current advancements to the internet and all of its capacities bring about a sense of urgency when it comes to safeguarding online security, especially...

Fake Tor Browser Used to Target Dark Web Users

A fake Tor browser is circulating the dark web, luring visitors into placing orders on a supposed darknet marketplace only to have their money stolen.

Australia Investigates Dark Web Sale of Medicare Data

Reports have emerged that a journalist from The Guardian Australia was able to purchase his own Medicare details from a black market trader on...

Dark Web Enables Easier Access to WMDs

The head of the UN’s Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, has expressed concerns over the potential availability of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) on the...

New Dark Web Site Offers Automated Social Engineering-As-A-Service

There is a new service emerging on the dark web producing robocalls for stealing credit cards and PIN number information.The operation offers cybercriminals an...

The Value of Stolen Data on the Dark Web

Stolen data is one of the fastest selling commodities on the dark web.With the array of affordable hacking and exploitation tools at the disposal...

Admin of Dark Web Site Allegedly Used to Buy Gun in Munich Attack, Arrested

German police have arrested a 30-year-old man believed to be the sole administrator of a dark web marketplace that sold a pistol to Ali...

Access to Calls, Texts, and Location Being Offered on the Dark Web

The internet rules over almost everything in our day-to-day lives. But do we truly know it?Is there something that lies beyond, invisible to us?Yes,...

New Mac Malware Spotted on the Dark Web

Over the years, Apple’s impeccable marketing strategies have led to some misguided beliefs concerning the security of Mac computers.While the system is considerably secure,...

Dark Web Vendors Fueling Cyber Crime by Selling Tutorials

In a bid to maximize profits, dark web vendors have created tutorials that fuel cyber crime, in the sense that users who are new...

Couple Accused of Smuggling Fentanyl via Dark Web

A couple from Cincinnati area—Grace Bosworth, 38, and James Halpin, 30—have just been charged with trafficking, importing and selling fentanyl online. This substance is...

Hacked Data from Qatar and UAE Banks is Being Sold on the Dark Web

Even as animosity worsens between Qatar and its much more powerful former ally the United Arab Emirates, the repercussions of two cyber attacks on...

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