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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

Updated and Feature-rich Darknet Market Comparison Chart

First time on the Deep Web? Seasoned professional? Oh, so many possibilities, so many marketplaces to visit, items to browse and purchase… But whom to trust in this vast sea of fraudsters? And how to make an educated decision?

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...

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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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...

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.

The Sanctuary Market Hacked by Cipher0007

The Sanctuary Market was attacked by an underground hacker nicknamed “Cipher0007,” who utilized a SQL injection flaw to compromise the site’s database.
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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.

DDoS Attacks Continue To Plague Darknet Markets

The last week brought confirmation that the Agora online marketplace’s recent downtime has been due to a DDoS attack.It joins the long list of...
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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...
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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...

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...

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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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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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...
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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.
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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...

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....

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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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...

New Charges Filed Against Former Silk Road Agent

Former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges has pleaded guilty to new charges related to a Bitcoin heist amounting to 1606 BTC (roughly $6.5 million...

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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Alleged Dream Market Moderator Trial Rescheduled for Mid-January

Gal Vallerius, a suspected darknet market moderator on Dream Market who goes by the pseudonym “OxyMonster,” has apparently moved to have his December court...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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.
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Alleged PR Specialist for AlphaBay Darknet Market Indicted

AlphaBay, now a defunct darknet market, has once again surfaced to make the news.Ronald L. Wheeler III from Illinois has been indicted for conspiracy...

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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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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.

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...

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...

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