Drug Markets Are Operating On The Clearnet

It’s now possible to purchase hard drugs through normal Internet sites such as Chemical Love and Forbidden Market.Until recently, such operations could only be...
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ESU Student Ordered Drugs On Dark Web, Arrested

Michael Mancini, a student from the East Stroudsburg University, has been accused of selling LSD to his fellow roommates from his dorm room.
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How To Avoid A Honeypot On The Darknet

There are many different definitions of a “honeypot” one will find on the Internet that covers both technical terms or otherwise. Let us first make it clear on what a honeypot actually represents in technical terms, so as to prevent further misunderstandings.

Number Of Users Accessing Facebook Via The Dark Web Is Increasing

The world’s largest social network announced last April 22ndthat the number of Facebook users who utilize the Tor browser to access their accounts via the Dark Web is currently at 1 million per month.

Biggest Dark Web Drug Bust In Norway

The case traces its origins from the Silk Road website on the dark web that was shut down by the FBI in 2013. This closure can be attributed to the audacity or humanly mistake of its creator, Ross Ulbricht aka Dread Pirate Roberts, of posting his personal email address in a forum. The alleged operator of the next version Silk Road 2.0, Blake Benthall aka Defcon, then followed the sloppiness of its original administrator by registering a server under his own name.
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Darknet Cryptocurrency: Zcash Vs. Monero

The cryptomarket also referred to as darknet market, is an anonymous online marketplace on the dark web that uses cryptocurrency as its medium of exchange. Among the cryptocurrency used on darknet markets, include Zcash and Monero.

Hitman Site On The Dark Web, A Scam

The hitman marketplace Besa Mafia, a user-friendly and slick website, burst into dark web earlier this year. Silk Road, the first darknet market to offer illegal items, was focused on drugs and had drawn the line at weapons and hitmen. Besa Mafia, on the other hand, offered different kinds of violence in exchange for bitcoins, including arson, acid attacks, beatings and even murder, to pick up extra business.
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Dark Web Vendor Known As “Shiny Flakes” Sentenced To 7 Years

The dark web vendor famously known as “Shiny Flakes” may spend the next 7 years lighting up a jail cell.This is after a German...

Teen Attempted To Buy Gun On The Dark Web, Sentenced

A 17-year-old teenager from Cardiff, Wales, attempted to buy a gun from a dark web vendor and has now been caught and convicted. After a police raid at his residence in December 2015, he has been sentenced to 12 months in a juvenile prison. The young man tried to buy a Glock handgun from a seller of firearms on the dark web. It has since been discovered that the dealer lives in the United States. The teenager who attempted to make the purchase was sentenced at Cardiff Youth Court and will spend the next year of his life in a young offenders’ institution.

Uber Account, The Hottest Commodity On Dark Web

Uber accounts are once again making news as they are being traded on the dark web. However, this time round, hacked Uber accounts are being sold on the dark web at rates higher than that of stolen credit card details. Unsuspecting Uber users are finding their accounts charged with phantom rides, that is, rides that they never took.

How Fraudsters Use PayPal

PayPal is a popular service for online transactions, but has been and is still exploited by fraudsters. Here are some of the methods they use.

Top 9 Things to NEVER Do While Browsing the Dark Web

Browsing the dark web can be an exciting experience but it can end up having more troubles while browsing the dark web can be...

Using Dark Web To Support Intelligence Gathering

We are all very familiar with using the Surface Internet. Basically, that’s everything that has been indexed by search engines - Google,Bing and Yahoo;...
It has been reported that xHamster database was hacked and a number of its users’ personal information being used to make money on the dark web.

Hacked xHamster Accounts are Being Sold on the Dark Web

The user account details of a supposedly free mature content website known as the xHamster, have been leaked and traded on the dark web. An estimated number of xHamster subscribers, almost 380,000 users have had their personal credentials leaked by hackers.
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Fake Diplomas Are Being Sold on the Dark Web

Admittedly, the internet is a scary place. We have seen ransomware merchants breaking into secured computers to compromise the security and safety of users. We have also seen hackers getting unauthorized access to personal email addresses to steal sensitive information.
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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...

WannaCry Ransomware On the Loose

A ransomware going by the name of “Wannacry” or “Wcry” has affected various institutions in several countries, thus causing some activities in the affected places to come to a halt.

Can You Buy Things From The Dark Web That Are Legal?

The dark web was made for selling illegal goods on the internet.But just because it was made for illegal purposes does not mean that...

Revenge Services Offered on the Dark Web

A dark web vendor known by the screenname “Etimbuk” is offering a range revenge services for $700 on a darknet market.

Dread: A New Reddit-Like Service for the Dark Web

Reddit user HugBunter announced the launch of Dread, a Reddit-like .onion site that will also include market security reports, premium reports, ratings, a .onion...

The Number of Dark Web Hidden Services Has Dramatically Dropped

The dark web has shrunk by approximately 85%.This was the revelation that was brought to light by a published OnionScan report after the web...
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How Cops Bust Cybercriminals on the Dark Web

No matter how technologically savvy today’s cybercriminals are and think they’ve found a haven in the Dark Web, law enforcement agencies are surely getting better at tracking and bringing them down. Police from different parts of the globe have managed to come up with not one, but several proven effective ways to bust criminals as they aim to get the situation under control.

Researchers Found Trojan Plot Unfolding On The Dark Web

Web hosting provider to some of the largest brands, Invision Power Services (IPS), was saved from a systems compromise in early April. The cybercriminal plot could have potentially damaged IPS clients had it been launched. Good thing it was not left undetected with the watchful eye of researchers who gathered intelligence on this activity unfolding on the dark web.

TV Show Tries To Buy Gun From Dark Web, Lost $800 In Bitcoin

If your perception about the dark web is that it is the place for shopping stuff like pistols, rifles and other weapons and it is easy to do that, then you may have been mistaken. Recently, crew members of a TV channel found out for themselves that buying weapons is not as easy as it appears to be.
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How To Track Down Stolen Data On Dark Web

More often than not, it could take weeks or months to discover that critical company or customer data has been hacked. Stolen data can be anything from names, addresses, login credentials, social security and credit card numbers, financial details, to an entire database of personal information, fingerprints, and more.
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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...

Dark Web Device Increases Car Hacking Cases

A new hacking device is being sold on the dark web that allows anyone to unlock and steal parked cars.

DIY Ransomware Kits Accessible on the Dark Web

The existence of crime as a service is no longer such an inconceivable thought in this day and age, and we all owe that...
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Admin’s Mistake Led To The Shutdown Of Playpen

Cybercrime has managed to keep up with modern technology, with vendors utilizing the Dark Web to reach out to a vast number of customers worldwide. Drug dealers come up with vendor shops and close deals without face-to-face contact.

Interpol Dark Web Training Course

Interpol has embarked on a program of training police officers combat sophisticated cybercrime such as those found on the Dark Web.Cops from different countries...
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Dark Web Vendor Xanax King Writes Letters From Prison

It was in 2014 that XanaxKing, a dark web vendor that sold Alprazolam, was arrested and after that convicted for many drug-related charges. However, in recent times, a Reddit user who goes by the name of al_eberia on the forum has been communicating with him regularly.
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Man Bought Weed From The Dark Web, Intercepted By Authorities

Dark web news is widespread nowadays, with the rampant use of illicit marketplaces serving as a haven for drug dealers and criminals. Online availability presents easy access to almost everyone who wishes to use weed. Some people deem ordering drugs online for personal use is not something to be frowned upon. However, having a darker illegal purpose is a different story.

Global Ransomware Cyber Attack Hits More Than 100 Countries

The largest cyber attack in recent history was carried out in May, involving the WannaCry ransomware. Total impact counts thousands of parties in 150 countries.
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Hacked Database of BitcoinTalk.org For Sale On The Dark Web

The dark web has recently played host to some interesting events. However, this one seems to be the most stirring of them all.According to...

Naughty America Users’ Data For Sale On Dark Web For $300

With the rising concern on online privacy and security, have you ever given it a thought how much your identity is actually worth? Data on a more personal note, that which could be linked to your deepest fantasies and secrets surprisingly come at a cheap price. For Naughty America users, it costs merely one speck out of 3.8 million emails and passwords which have been packaged in a $300 deal on the dark web.

Dark Web Hacking Forum “Nulled.io” Has Been Hacked

A forum that promotes sharing of hacked content has been attacked by hackers, which makes it quite an ironic breach and has proved to be one interesting Dark Web activity for 2016. Though confirmation and knowledge on how the cybercrime that targeted the Nulled.io occurred remains unknown, the leak apparentlyinvolves valuable data, and its aftermath presents an even bigger problem.

Hacker Selling 117 Million LinkedIn Users’ Emails And Passwords

According to a recent report, a hacker going by the name of “Peace” has been selling stolen data on the dark web from LinkedIn accounts of over 117 million users. The data is being sold for 5 bitcoins (approximately $2,200).

Judge Rules FBI To Turn Over Malware It Used To Hack Dark Web Adult...

A judge has officially ordered the FBI to release the full code it used in infiltrating a child exploitation site located at the dark web. Much...

One of the Largest Dark Web Vendors in Australia Shares His Experience

Ausking is arguably the largest dark web vendor Australia has at the moment. The dark web vendor has dabbled in almost every type of illegal substance including marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. He runs more than a few businesses extending over various dark net markets, including the AlphaBay market, where he boasts of a perfect 10/10 rating.

Some Dark Web Vendors Shared Photos of Their Drug Labs

In what can only be termed as a brazen display of arrogance and blatant disregard for authority, two dark web vendors have released pictures and footage of the operations of their drug labs. Many of us would have never gotten the opportunity to set our eyes on anything of the sort if it weren’t for the audaciousness of these dark web dealers.

The Evolution of the Dark Web with Bitcoin

The dark web’s greatest catalyst has been the introduction of Bitcoin, ultimately resulting in the growth of darknet marketplaces.

Is Dark Web A Hidden Place For Hackers, Cybercriminals And Whistleblowers?

The dark web is presumably the space that provides the ultimate privacy: for the whistleblowers, cybercriminals and hackers alike. The dark web can be accessed only via the Tor browser that offers anonymity to its users and offers a platform to trade stolen personal identities including credit cards, do business with dangerous and banned drugs, and sell weapons, among others.

“OnionScan” Checked Hidden Sites For Vulnerabilities

The dark web is aptly named because it helps to conceal the identities of those who access it as well as the owners of the websites because specialized software has to be used. However, due to some mistakes committed by the administrators while setting up and configuring servers of these sites, it so happens that the real IP address of the website has leaked out.

New Dark Web Site Offers To Monetize Stolen Data

As of today, ransomware has established itself as a criminal enterprise amassing $60 million a year. Internet criminals utilize the malware to steal data and extort data owners of their demands to pay a certain ransom, in order to remove the restriction it has implanted into the infected system.

Playpen Admin Sentenced to 30 Years in Jail

The creator and admin of Playpen, a child pornography site on the dark web, is sentenced to 30 years in prison after the FBI arrested him two years ago.

French .Onion Sites Hacked By Anonymous Darkweb Hacker

Recently, rather shocking development shook French darkweb community, as news of a wide-range hack was reported from a French online magazine Zataz.com. As it stands, a certain unknown darkweb hacker has reportedly gained access to databases and private messages of several French .onion sites

Memex Indexes The Internet’s Darkest Corners

As most of you probably know, the one important thing that separates Dark Web from Clearnet is the fact that Deep Web was unindexable and as such unreachable by search engines. As it stands this might soon become untrue, since DARPA has announced that they are finishing the development of their MEMEX search engine capable of crawling dark web.

University Student Gets Busted with Weed Which Was Bought from The Dark Web

Most of us will encounter someone smoking Marijuana sometime in their life. But watching someone get busted right in front of your eyes is...

TheDarkOverlord Strikes Again, Targeting Multiple Companies

A data breach at Larson Studios is one in a series of exploits by TheDarkOverlord, a hacker/hacking group that’s sharpening its target on Hollywood studios.
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FBI’s Hacking Tool “NIT” Is Not A Malware

From as early as the 1990s, FBI has been known to use hacking as a method and deploying malware programs to identify suspects and...

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