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.

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...
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The First Literary Magazine On The Dark Web

In spite of negative connotations like pornography, banned drugs, hitmen and stolen identities that the dark web may bring to your mind, it has now a literary magazine to be proud of: The Torist.

Hacker “Rasputin” Attacked Government Agencies and Universities

A Russian hacker going by the pseudonym “Rasputin” has compromised over 60 global organizations, including US and UK universities and government organizations.Security researchers believe...

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...

TheDarkOverlord Hacked WestPark Capital Bank and Demanded Ransom

One of the main issues that affect Information and Communication networks today is the increasing prevalence of cybercrimes. Cybercrimes are deliberate efforts to access and leverage information technology networks by unauthorized parties primarily for unlawful reasons. The main motivation behind cyber-attacks is often damage, sabotage, ransom or theft.
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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.
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European Dark Web Drug Ring Busted By Authorities

According to a report that appeared in Yle Uutiset, a Finnish publication, police has busted and closed down a multi-million dollar European dark web drug racket in Finland. Officials said that three Finns who had exceptionally good IT skills were running a smuggling operation valued at 2 million euros or $2.26 million.

Fraudsters Behind £1m Next Directory Scam Jailed

Several people belonging to a group of cyber criminals that were accused of hacking the accounts of Next Directory clients through the dark web have been incarcerated.

University That Attacked Tor Continues Its Activity On The Network

Several months ago two Internet security researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Alexander Volynkin and Michael McCord, infiltrated the Dark Web system by directly attacking Tor. This is the software that allows users to browse the net secretively without detection of their IP addresses.

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.
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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.

Russian Coffee Brand Being Sold Through The Dark Web

Over the years, people have developed a taste for the unusual, including the exclusive and the hard-to-get brands. For businesses, the more mystery they can put into their brand, the more buyers they can gather. Curiosity make people purchase things basing solely on brand names.

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...

Man Bought Glock Handgun From The Dark Web, Jailed

According to reports, Moynul Haque, a 21-year-old West Midlands (Smethwick) man, was jailed for ten months after he purchased parts of a Glock handgun from the dark web, which is a collection of websites not accessible by popular browsers. The Wolverhampton Court issued the sentence on 28 June 2016.

OUTLAW MARKETPLACE SHUTS DOWN AFTER PURPORTED HACK

Another longstanding dark web drug hub, the Outlaw Marketplace, goes under. By now, that really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given the slough of shutdowns that have taken place over the last few years, starting with the iconic Silk Road seizure.

Hacktivist “Phineas Fisher” Takes a Break from Hacking

Famous hacktivist “Phineas Fisher” is said to be considering taking a break from hacking for a while, just days after reports emerged in Barcelona,...

Qld New Task Force To Hunt Down Pedophiles On The Dark Web

Dark Web PedophilesQueensland’s new task force, Taskforce Orion, will become a specialist branch of Argos Taskforce which its principal task will be to catch...

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.

“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.

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.

When Data Leaked Into The Dark Web

Researchers have found out that cyber attackers just need one leaked credential. They would swarm in, grab the data and exploit it on the dark...

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.

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...

Hacked Uber Accounts Being Sold For 40 Cents On The Dark Web

Following the report from Motherboard that thousands of hacked Uber accounts were for sale on the Dark Web for about a dollar each in...

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.

Nuke Malware For Sale on the Dark Web

Cases of cybercrime continue to increase with each passing day. On December 16th, a new malware was discovered by Sixgill security researchers on a popular Russian/English cybercrime message board - it is known as Nuke and is being sold in the dark web.

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;...

Manhattan Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Guns On The Dark Web

According to reports, Michael Andrew Ryan from Manhattan pleaded guilty to six different counts of illegally trying to export firearms from the United States to people located in the various countries using dark web. He was arrested last year in connection with firearms intercepted in Scotland, Australia, Ireland, and England.

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...

Jaff Ransomware Linked to a Dark Web Market

Jaff ransomware, the latest in malware offerings from the murky depths of the dark web, has been linked to a Russian dark web marketplace...

Prison Librarian Ordered Handgun From Dark Web

An HMP Brixton prison librarian named Dwain Osborne has been charged with different counts including ordering a gun on the dark web, stealing a police uniform and also possession of cocaine with intent to distribute it. He was arrested in October 2015 when he tried to buy a handgun and ammunition from a darknet market.

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....
Tor is free software for enabling anonymous communication. The name is an acronym derived from the original software project name The Onion Router.

Dark Web Sites Are Getting Some Official Recognition

The “dark web” has recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Granted being an unsanctioned Internet space, it DOES become a natural habitat for certain illegal activities but that is just one side of the coin. The other side of it is all about being extra secure, and the way user privacy and anonymity is supposed to be maintained by the Internet Service Providers.
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Tor Improving Their Security For Dark Web Hidden Services

Tor Project developers are making several security improvements with news that Carnegie Mellon University researchers in Pittsburgh had unmasked both the servers and users...

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...

100M Stolen Youku Accounts for Sale on Dark Web

Over 100 million user accounts from Youku Inc. have been stolen and are listed for sale on the dark web by ‘CosmicDark’.

Business Owner Arrested for Drug Dealing via the Dark Web

The owner of a smoke shop in Cape Girardeau, Missouri has been arrested by DEA agents for producing and selling various drugs via the dark web.

Almost 820,000 Accounts Leaked in vBulletin Hack

Cybercrime remains to be on the rise and people’s information is always at risk of being used maliciously.It has been ranked as the 2nd...

Boston Police Cancel Plan of Buying Dark Web and Social Media Monitoring Software

The announcement that the Boston Police Department would not be going through with their plans to purchase dark web and social media monitoring software worth approximately $1.4 million was met with unanimous jubilation by the general public.

A Service that Will Create Your Onion Site on Tor Network

UK-based Dogsbody Technology is offering to create Tor hidden services for its customers using Muffet’s EOTK.
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Malicious Tor Nodes Spying On Darknet Sites

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.

MDMA Purity Is On The Upswing, Report Says

The club drug MDMA, whose purity has been reported to be falling down since dawn of the new millennium, has picked up once again in the European markets. Ecstasy pills are a hot selling item in dark web, the cyber underworld.

Lecturer Bought Drugs on the Dark Web, Jailed

A Cambridge-educated lecturer was arrested and sentenced for buying drugs from the dark web.

The Dark Web – The Number One Source Of Malware

The Dark Web is known to have been the source of most of the major security breaches of the past few years.Any place where...

SMS Spammers Caught After The Darkode Shutdown

A trio of SMS spammers, all busted when the FBI and other law enforcement agencies from over 20 countries discreetly infiltrated and took down...

Infamous Dark Web Hacking Forum Supposedly Ran by a Teen

The administrator of an infamous dark web hacking forumwho operated under the pseudonym Ping was allegedly a 15-year-old boy from Canada.

Man Tried to Buy Grenade on the Dark Web, Pleads Guilty

A 22-year-old man from London has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempting to purchase a fragmentation grenade through the dark web.

Wikipedians Want to Create a Dark Web Version of Wikipedia

It is clear that the threat posed by government surveillance is on the agenda even for the creators of the world’s most popular online...

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.

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