Nucleus Market Recently Down

Trading has been suspended on the Nucleus Market, with the .onion website now out of operation for a little over a week.

Legal Highs Drugs Being Sold On Darknet Markets

It will come as no surprise to those familiar with the darknet markets that you can buy almost anything from the dark web. Drugs, guns,...

Outlaw Market Went Down – Hack or Exit Scam?

The dark web-based Outlaw Market recently went offline and never recovered. The admins attribute this to hackers, but many users believe it to be an exit scam.

Problems Plaguing Nucleus Market

The issue of whether Nucleus Market has the makings of an exit scam has been the point of debate on forums based on darknet markets. The fact that the market has experienced several outages that are blamed on hackers’ activities is a point of concern. Nucleus Market recently came back online on December 17, 2015 after what they call server maintenance.

Another Exit Scam On One Of The Darknet Markets

It seems as though this is the season for darknet markets to exit. In the past, the darknet markets used to wait till they reached either a certain size or amassed a certain amount of cryptocurrency Bitcoins. Then they would pull the plug and disappear with users’ money. In the recent times, darknet markets have been scamming users soon after they make the first deposit or after managing to create a little bit of popularity.

Ichidan: A New Darknet Search Engine

Although most internet users do not typically access the dark web on a regular basis, there is still a huge chunk of valuable information...

Why Facebook Buys Leaked Passwords from Darknet Markets?

Facebook is undoubtedly the biggest social media platform today, making it among other things, a target for hackers on darknet markets. Stolen data are a popular buy on various darknet markets for criminals looking for new identities to hide their clear web activities.

Darknet Market TradeRoute Exit Scammed

The rumor is rife that one of the most popular dark web marketplaces, TradeRoute, has exit scammed on its vendor and buyer base.The site’s...

Darknet Markets Increasingly Turn to Bug Bounty Programs

Bug bounty programs have been around for years.Government institutions, multibillion-dollar companies and some of the most reputable agencies have hired hackers to test their...

Darknet Markets Flourish After the Fall of AlphaBay and Hansa

History is replete with examples of how government agencies and people involved in criminal activities keep playing cat and mouse games.With a lot of...
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Darknet Heroes League No Longer Allows the Sale of Fentanyl

Anybody can buy a product listed on the darknet marketplace. This is despite that a majority of the products listed in these online black...

Things You Wanted To Know About Cryptomarkets

Monica Barratt and Judith Aldridge are the two proficient researchers who are responsible for the insightful publication on darknet markets.Academically termed “cryptomarkets,” these anonymous...

Authorities To Plan A Crackdown On Darknet Markets

Law enforcement officials from Australia, Europe and US met last month in Netherlands to plan a global crackdown on darknet markets that deal in...
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Empire Market: A Clone of AlphaBay Market Launched

Mid-2017 saw law enforcement agencies from the United States, Europe and parts of Asia bring down two of the most popular dark web markets...

Drugs Purchased From Darknet Markets Used For Test Purposes

The rise of fake pharmaceutical drugs around the world is alarming and is a great danger especially to those who consume these drugs. Due to this, pharmaceutical companies are trying to do their best to ensure people do not use these fake drugs which could harm their health further.

Darknet Markets Function Just Like Traditional Organized Crime

A recent study by National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) revealed that darknet markets are starting to use traditional organized gangland crimes in...
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Darknet Market “xDedic” Back In Business

The defunct xDedic marketplace has resurfaced on a Tor domain. However, this time round, there is a USD 50 enrollment fee. Their original domain had disappeared last month after a Kaspersky security report was published.

Firearm Smuggling Is Thriving In The UK

Now a new trend has been catching up rapidly. Firearms and ammunition are increasingly being smuggled into the UK through unsuspicious parcel delivery and courier services, according to police report.

Hansa Market Now Accepting New Registrants After Week-Long Hiatus

Hansa Market has reopened its registration process after technical difficulties related to the influx of new customers from AlphaBay.

DNMAvengers Has Moved To .Onion Forum

The DarkNet Markets Avengers that started as a subreddit has recently moved to an .onion forum. DarkNet Markets Avengers is a forum that is dedicated...

Hacked Accounts for Internet Hotspot Access Being Sold on Darknet Markets

Hacked Xfinity account details are being sold on darknet markets for as little as $5 worth of bitcoin.

Two Cases Of Students Buying And Selling Drugs From Darknet Markets

A junior Air-Force Academy cadet in Colorado Springs (Nathaniel Penalosa) has been indicted for 10 drug-related crimes, including the manufacturing, distribution and use of...

Oasis Market Gone Offline, Possible Exit Scam

While users are still reeling over the possible recent exit scam performed by the Oasis Market, Monero appears to be the biggest loser as it has lost not only its chance at setting a strong foothold in the world of darknet markets, but also any traction it had gained.

Bitcoin Trader Admitted To Selling Drugs On Darknet Markets

Two Irishmen, a bitcoin trader and a film technician, have pleaded guilty for darknet markets related drug charges. The pair had been selling drugs on the darknet markets, Silk Road and Agora and was in possession of €143,000 worth of illegal drugs at a raid conducted by the gardai (the police force of Ireland) in south Dublin in October 2014.
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Possible Third Corrupt Agent In Silk Road Investigation

The Silk Road case has reached a turning point after the defense attorneys for Ross Ulbricht claimed that they have substantial evidence incriminating a third rogue cop involved in the operations of the now defunct darknet market.
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Darknet Markets Are Not Beyond The Reach Of Law

The Federal Bureau of Investigation closed down Silk Road, one of the first among darknet markets, in 2013 and people thought that it marked the end of sale of illegal products through the Internet. Contrary to their expectations, the vacuum created by the closure of Silk Road has been filled up more than 50 darknet markets over the last couple of years.

Other Ways Authorities Can Attack Darknet Markets

Darknet markets are the tech-savvy drug dealers’ perfect environment for doing business in. The online marketplaces akin to an eBay for illegal products, accessible only via Tor and trading using the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, provide a shield protecting them from relative traceability.
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Ross Ulbricht’s Arguments Not Likely To Win In Court

Five months after the Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht’s defense team launched an appeal for conducting a new trial, the prosecution has refuted each of their arguments in an attempt to seal off his fate, according to report.

Product Images on Darknet Markets May Disclose Vendors’ Locations

When the most recent photos released by drug vendors from darknet markets captured the eye of the public, many were certain that there would be repercussions for the seemingly careless acts of defiance disguised as product advertising.

Dark Web Markets Affected by Delays on the Blockchain

Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, Bitcoin Cash, ZCash, among others.In the case for Bitcoin in...
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Top Darknet Markets Offer a Range of Listings other than Drugs

Since famous darknet markets AlphaBay and Hansa came crashing down earlier this year, there has been an uprising of three distinct marketplaces which have...

Silk Road Vs. AlphaBay: Before, During & After Seizure

Before the seizure of AlphaBay and Silk Road by authorities, the two darknet markets—though operating years apart from one another—were the big thing at...
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Popular Darknet Markets Back Online After DDoS Attacks

For a period of about a month, darknet markets have experienced a significant shutdown following a string of DDoS attacks.This has subsequently raised many...

Topix2 Admin Pleads Guilty To Charges

David Trail, a Scot, recently pleaded guilty at the Sheriff Court in Edinburgh to have supplied Diazepam as well as having hacked credit card...
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TheRealDeal Market’s Main Administrator Has Vanished

TheRealDeal Market is a dark web marketplace, and it specializes in computer exploits and selling stolen data. The online black market became famous for wrong reasons this year following its involvement in the sale of data from a number of massive data breaches, which includes data from Myspace and LinkedIn.

Sheep Marketplace Owner Charged of Bitcoin Theft

According to reports, Tomáš Jiřikovský purported to be the owner of Sheep Marketplace, faces additional charges related to stealing bitcoins worth millions of dollars from the users of the site. When he was arrested in March last year, law enforcement officials were planning to charge him for dealing in drugs.
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Reddit User HugBunter Checks Security of Darknet Markets

As is generally known, the darknet is a hidden network that can be accessed through specific configurations, software and authorization.The darknet does include a...

Emerging Darknet Site Offers Zero-Day Exploits

The Dark Web has long been involved in illicit trade: drugs, fake documents, stolen credit cards -- anything that one can’t legally purchase from...

Thousands of uTorrent Accounts Available on TheRealDeal Market

In June 2016, a security alert was issued by the uTorrent team in which they strongly advised the members of the forum to practice good personal security practices and modify their passwords following a breach of their database.
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Germany Has Almost 600 Investigations Related To Darknet Markets Since 2015

Germany has witnessed firsthand the repercussions of having an uncensored weapons market and now the federal police are vigilant as ever in the fight against criminals from various darknet markets.

How Former Agents Investigating Silk Road Got Busted

Former federal agents Shaun W. Bridges and Carl M. Force got charged with fraud, money laundering and a few more related offenses after it was discovered that they stole bitcoins when investigating events at the underground black market called Silk Road.

Staff Member Of Silk Road 2.0 Pleaded Guilty To Charges

Earlier last month, Brian Farrell admitted in a Washington District Court to being DoctorClu, a key player in the darknet site Silk Road 2.0. The original Silk Road was closed by the FBI in the year 2013.
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Olympus Market

A nextgen dark web marketplace has just launched—Olympus Market.The team behind this new darknet market believes it to be a game changer.Despite...

TheDealersChoice – Darknet Market that Features Client-Side Encryption

For many average internet users, the nuances of darknet markets make it difficult to fully embrace them, and there are occasional reports of exit scams where the dark web clients are the losing party.
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Odyssey Market Hacked

There is one thing you have to be aware of when you decide to participate in the darknet—it is not uncommon to get hacked,...

Users On AlphaBay Market Having 502 Error

AlphaBay Market has been experiencing loading problems that have made some people become wary; product listings are not loading, according to some users.

Lunacy Darknet Market: All That You Need To Know

The dark web is very fond of hidden markets where persons can easily obtain various types of goods and services, legal and illicit alike....
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University Lecturer and Ph.D Student Engage Darknet Users in AMA Session

A senior criminology lecturer at Macquarie University, along with a Ph.D student at Université de Montréal, engaged Reddit users in an AMA session with...

Infiltrating And Busting Darknet Markets

There are some techniques law enforcers use to infiltrate darknet markets.Though the most concealed networks can’t be unearthed with a basic Google search, there...

Agora Vendor Gets 4 Years In Jail

Tristan Simpson Brennand was first arrested last December after police in Washington intercepted several packages containing MDMA and Xanax, which were later traced to him. After being released on bond for the better part of two years, he was imprisoned once more and this time, sentenced to serve four years in prison for trafficking and distribution of illicit drugs.

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