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.

Securing The Dark Web With “Digital Blue Helmets”

In an interview, the Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO) with the UN, Atafeh Riazi, shared her ideas as to how the dark web could be secured. She said that Digital Blue Helmets would be of great help in foiling the threat posed by the dark web. Digital Blue Helmets refers to an expert group that would serve to maintain peace in the cyber world.

Federal Contractor Emails Found On The Dark Web

A study carried out recently by ID Agent showed that email accounts of thousands of contractors who provide varied professional services to the federal...

CMU Researchers Were Hired To Unmask Tor Users

A judge’s ruling last week in connection with the case of Brian Farrell who was allegedly a staff member of Silk Road 2.0, an...

FBI Seemed To Shared Data from Its Hacking Operation With UK Authorities

When FBI agents seized on PlayPen server last year, a notorious child porn site operating under the guise of dark web, they installed a...

Recent Spike In Tor Hidden Services

Tor has become something of a hot debate lately. A security expert has spotted an unprecedented surge in the number of Tor hidden addresses...

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...

Pirated Academic Research Is Accessible On The Dark Web

After being shut down in late 2015, a site that allows users to access paywall academic research papers for free has resurfaced again on...

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...

Dark Web Vendor to Give Support To NORML

A dark web cannabis dealer recently announced that he will be sending part of his proceeds to a nonprofit organization, which campaigns for the...

Fraud-As-A-Service On The Dark Web

Cybercrime groups have emerged to offer their shady services. We are talking about DDoS attacks, stolen payment cards, stolen identities and medical records, and of...

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...

Dark Web As A Source For Threat Intelligence

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.

US Voter Data Has Been Exposed On The Dark Web

It has been alleged that the voting records of millions of citizens of America are available on a site on the dark web which is affiliated to Hell, a well-known cybercrime forum. The administrator of the forum posted a link to the site on which the data is hosted.

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.

Users’ Data Of Hacked Faithless Site Being Sold On The Dark Web

News broke earlier last week that hackers attacked the website of the British band Faithless. The hack was discovered in September 2015, but neither Faithless nor the cybersecurity company that found the hack, CyberInt, released the news until now.

FBI Hacked Tor and Took Down A Child Sexual Exploitation Site

Reports show that FBI’s hacking tool succeeded in cracking Tor and identifying the visitors to a dark web child pornography site. In fact, the FBI has made use of hacking methods that have never been seen deployed till date in order to bring down the clients and owners of one of the largest child pornography sites that have ever been created on the dark web.

Adland, The First Ad News Source On The Dark Web

Adland, a website focused on the advertising industry and archiving Internet commercials, has now been made available on the dark web. Adland is the first among the advertisement news organizations to have become accessible as a hidden service on Tor network. This enables individuals to read Adland within the dark web with their privacy intact. There will be neither network surveillance of any kind, nor traffic analysis. Reports show that news organization Propublica is also available on the dark web.

Customer Service And Support Are Being Offered On The Dark Web

The activities of criminals in the cyber underworld or dark web are turning out to be fiercely competitive. As a result, cyber-criminals are on the lookout for newer ways of extorting not only information, but also money from naive victims. They are constantly introducing new software in order to stay ahead of competition.

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.

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.

Random Darknet Shopper Arrives In London

Random Darknet Shopper is a shopping bot that has been introduced lately in London. It is automated and is provided with a budget of up to around £66 which is about $100 worth of Bitcoins once a week. It is supposed to use this money to buy random items from the Deep Web, hidden parts of the web that are not available through conventional search engines that are put into daily use by everyone.

Man Tried To Buy Dark Web Gun, Jailed

Harry Woodward, a man from Church Street, Newark was sentenced to go to prison for 21 months for attempting to buy a gun that costs approximately £1,100. He was trying to buy it from a Dark Web market which has not yet been named by the court. In his defense, the man said he needed the gun to defend himself. He said that he was worried about a terrorist attack and that is why he took steps to purchase the handgun from Dark Web.

Stolen Netflix Accounts Available For sale on The Dark Web

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.

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...

FBI And CMU Both Denied The $1 Million Payment

Carnegie Mellon University recently issued a statement to deny allegations that the FBI paid it a million dollars to unmask the Dark Web. The Tor...

Dark Web GitHub Accessible Via Tor And I2P

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.

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...

FBI Employed CMU To Unmask Dark Web Suspects

It’s been announced that a certain academic institution was involved in an attack on the Tor Project in an attempt to catch the dark...

UK Forms A New Task Force To Fight Dark Web Crimes

The “Dark Web,” also confusingly known as “Deep Web” is the World Wide Web content that exists on darknets. Darknets are overlay networks that make use of the public internet but require specific software such as Tor browser, authorization, or configuration to access.

Thousands Of British People’s Identities For sale On The Darkweb

It was reported that tens of thousands of Britons’ identities were on sale on the darkweb for a price less than £20 for an individual’s identity details. This startling revelation was made after a 15-year-old was arrested in connection with the cyber-attack on TalkTalk that placed on risk the identities of more than 4 million of its customers.
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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...

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;...

How Mysterious Is The Deep Web?

Deep Web exists beneath the surface and cannot be accessed by standard search engines, this makes it very mysterious and only a few people actually know how the Deep Web works. Studies show that the portal consists of 7.5 petabytes, though this number continues to grow exponentially. While the Surface Internet is immense, Deep Web is even bigger and estimated to be around 500 times greater than it.

Gun Fantasist Posed As A Woman Pleads Guilty

A UK man who was nabbed by the police after he used an elaborate plan to order a gun on the darkweb has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to import a firearm and ammunition illegally into the UK. 38 year old Darren Hillyer, a resident of Milton Keynes in the south eastern county of Buckinghamshire, took the plea at a Bristol Crown Court.
A credit card is a payment card issued to users (cardholders) as a method of payment.

Cracked Version Of “FraudFox” On The Dark Web?

It’s a scary time for credit card holders. (Online fraud)* is a hugely successful business for many criminals operating on the dark web and across the globe.

Well-Known Vendor On The Darkweb Gives Donations To Charities

Back in the 1960’s, we had the Vietnam War and a bunch of drug users openly gathering in public places, singing, dancing, protesting against wars; while the drug dealers were considered the bad guys.

Interpol Has Indexed Thousands Dark Web Sites

Interpol held a working group meeting assembling heads of the European, Asian and Oceanian units. Focus of the meeting was to identify and learn about trends in cybercrime and to discuss the possible united and law backed response. The meeting was also an opportunity to develop regional action plans in order to identify potential areas for operational activities and of course to target cybercriminals.

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 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.
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.

Coleraine Man Arrested For Running Darkweb Drugs Operation

A man has been arrested and charged with running a darkweb drug operation from his bedroom.Richard Sinclair, a 32-year-old male from Cranagh Road,Coleraine,was busted...

Interpol Creates Its Own Cryptocurrency To Battle Dark Web Crimes

In a spirited effort to curb online crime, Interpol has come up with its own unique cryptocurrency and a simulated version of dark web...

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...

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...

Dark Web Site Dealing In Illicit And Prescription Drugs

A Dark Web site has emerged once again after the seizure of Silk Road 2.0 and a few other sites by the federal police,...

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...

Darkode Is Back Online

The world’s most dangerous dark web hacking forum has resurfaced, barely two weeks after the law enforcement agencies claimed to have seized those behind...

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...

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