Not Beyond The Reach Of Law

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.

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...

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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Tochka Market Announced Vendor Verification

Tochka, one of the most popular dark web markets, has earned a strong number of customers and sellers in a short span of time.Originally...
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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.

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...

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.
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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...

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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

DDoS Attacks On TOR

TorTor can serve as a proxy with exit nodes allowing users to browse anonymously website pages externally on World Wide Web.As a result, Tor...

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...

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.

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...

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...
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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,...

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...
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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.

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.

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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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...

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.

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.
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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...

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.

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...

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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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.

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.
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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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.

Upcoming OpenBazaar 2.0 To Run on Tor

OpenBazaar CEO Brian Hoffman recently revealed that the upcoming version of the open source project would be able to connect through Tor network. This came after one of their back-end developers, Chris Pacia, successfully upgraded the OpenBazaar protocol on a pre-release update.

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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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.

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.
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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...

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.

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...
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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.

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...

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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