The dark web is infamous for selling stolen accounts or sensitive information about people including their bank account details. According to a report released by McAfee Labs, logins to video streaming services have been stolen and are being sold on the dark web at a surprisingly low price.
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...
Michael Mancini, a student from the East Stroudsburg University, has been accused of selling LSD to his fellow roommates from his dorm room.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 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.
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.
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;...
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.
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.
It’s very common for files that are hosted on sites for open source coding to draw the ire of authorities. Now though, there is a service on dark web which will allow novice developers to craft their controversial projects without being noticed. With this service, upstart developers can now concentrate on their work knowing that no government or service can thwart access to their code.
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.
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.
Browsing the dark web can be an exciting experience but it can end up having more troubles while browsing the dark web can be...
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.
A dark web vendor known by the screenname “Etimbuk” is offering a range revenge services for $700 on a darknet market.
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 has embarked on a program of training police officers combat sophisticated cybercrime such as those found on the Dark Web.Cops from different countries...
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.
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.
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.
A new hacking device is being sold on the dark web that allows anyone to unlock and steal parked cars.
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.
The stakes are hotting up in the digital law sphere regarding the FBI’s involvement in various hacks targeting criminals using Tor to access the deep web. The main issue is in determining whether the feds are acting within the law when they are catching criminals, or whether they are going beyond the scope of their powers.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
Last month marks the biggest drug bust of synthetic opioid in Connecticut State’s history, which involved nine arrests and seizure of over 5 pounds of fentanyl discovered right in the city. The drug fentanyl was allegedly sold on the dark web and acquired by the apprehended drug distributor through Dark Web mass-market drug networks.
From as early as the 1990s, FBI has been known to use hacking as a method and deploying malware programs to identify suspects and...
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.
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.
28-year-old ChukwuemekaOkparaekewas arrested in New Jersey for conspiracy to distribute an analogue of fentanyl via the dark web.
The set of underground websites that collectively form the dark web has everything negative about it: from child exploitations to banned weapons to hiring...
From October 22 to October 28, law enforcement agencies across the globe conducted a crackdown on various darknet sites in a bid to track down merchants and the numerous customers of the darknet marketplaces. The darknet has a reputation for being an online black market, which is dominated by the trade of illicit goods and services.
ISPs are now allowed to sell our info to the highest bidder. Learn some of the tricks to preserve your online privacy from the dark web community.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has obtained the IP addresses of several users of a dark web child exploitation site after they downloaded media on a file sharing service.
According to reports, Australia’s law enforcement authorities hacked the computers of US Tor users when the Argos taskforce carried out an investigation into a child pornographic website. In one instance, Australian authorities hacked the computer of a Tor user in Michigan for the purpose of obtaining the IP address of the suspect.
A new online service known as OwlDetect has been launched in the UK following recent rampant cyber-attacks. It is capable of scanning the dark web for any kind of stolen data.
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.
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...
The Tor Project, developed since 2006, has made the open network fully featured Tor browser available on virtually every platform for anyone wanting utmost privacy protection. However, the entire Tor network cannot be deemed safe just like the internet in general.
The Dark Web is home to many underground dealings, illicit trade marketplaces and shady cyber activities, all of which aren’t readily visible to enforcement agencies and the prying eyes of various government bodies. Under the safety of the Tor browser and some other clever software, people can purchase cyber-attack tools, potent malware and procure some pharmaceutical products, among others.