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...

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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USPIS Looking for “Analyst” to Investigate Darknet Markets

The US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) has been working towards establishing a dominant presence in the war against cybercrime on darknet markets.

xDedic Marketplace Infamous for Selling Access to Hacked Servers

The xDedic marketplace now has over 85,000 hacked RDP servers listed for sale or purchase for an average price of $6.

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.

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.

Robot Buys Ecstasy On The Darknet, All In The Name Of Art

Modern art these days comes in a wide variety of forms, each one more and more unlikely, yet a group of artists in Switzerland...

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.

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.

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...

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...
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Reply Brief Filed By Silk Road Creator’s Defense

The court convicted Ross Ulbricht for creating and running Silk Road - a dark web market site. The court subsequently handed him a life sentence without parole. The defense team for Ulbricht has filed a reply brief in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals demanding that Ulbricht should be granted a new trial in a different district judge.

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.
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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 3.0 Back From The Dead

Yes, you read that correctly -Silk Road 3.0is indeed back online! Since this weekend, May 7thto be precise, and with a new set of security upgrades, a new login design, a slightly new marketplace design, and the same old admin team.

Judge Will Rule In February On Silk Road Moderator’s US Extradition

The Ireland High Court will rule in February, 2016 on the United States extradition request of Gary Davis, a Co Wicklow man whom it claims was a moderator of the Silk Road marketplace which dealt in illegal drugs. It’s alleged as part of his responsibility, Mr. Gary used to deal with questions from the website’s users, and he re-organized stuff that could be bought on the site into different categories.

Popular Darknet Market AlphaBay is Currently Offline

The cliché used to be “thieves maintain honesty among themselves.” However, this may not always prove to be true today.The hot news going around...
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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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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,...

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...
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Olympus Market Update 0.8.24

Olympus Market was initially built to become the most intuitive and friendly market on the dark web.The launch of the site was intended to...
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Olympus Market

Update: Olympus Market has reportedly pulled an exit scam. Full story here."Despite continued government-initiated efforts to crackdown on darknet markets, the scene has refused...

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...

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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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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

USMS Held Its Final Auction Of Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road

The U.S. Marshals Service held the fourth and final auction of the confiscated bitcoins from the Silk Road investigation.The government service has auctioned the...

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...
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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.

Abraxas Market: DDOS Attack Or Exit Scam?

Those of you uninformed should know that Abraxas Market has been down since Friday, November 6th which has been the subject of wide speculation...

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.
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Creator of Silk Road Website Files Appeal to the Supreme Court

The legal team of Ross Ulbricht, the man behind Silk Road, is appealing his conviction and sentencing to the Supreme Court.

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.
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Alleged Dream Market Moderator Trial Rescheduled for Mid-January

Update: Gal Vallerius has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Coverage here.Gal Vallerius, a suspected darknet market moderator on Dream Market who goes...
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Factors to Consider When Buying From the Dark Web

The act of buying goods and services from the dark web is at times no easy task, especially for beginners who tend to experience...

Student Ordered Drugs On Agora Darknet Market, Caught

Recently, a horticultural student from Scott Street, Perth, Scotland was charged for buying and illegally importing 250 grams of cannabis from Canada via a...

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.
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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.

Darknet Markets: Frontier Of “Cognitive Liberty”

It’s a human right to be able to use psychedelic drugs. These are the words of a respected lawyer and a top lecturer at a...

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...

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.

Ex-TradeRoute Vendors Threatening to Dox Customers

Emerging reports from Reddit indicate that some TradeRoute Market vendors are threating former clients of disclosing their information if they are not paid a...

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.

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.

Speculations on Valhalla

With the fall of dark market giants such as the Silk Road, AlphaBay, Hansa and Outlaw, there are ongoing speculations as to what is...
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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...

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