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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...

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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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.

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...

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...

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.
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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.

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...

Monero Market Went Offline Until January Next Year

Recently, Monero Market went offline. The Monero Market is a dark net marketplace where transactions are conducted exclusively through Monero (XMR). Fortunately, Monero Market is set to return in January, 2017 according to its representatives. Monero is an open source crypto currency that was officially unveiled on 18 April 2014 as BitMonero.
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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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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...

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.
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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.
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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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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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...

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...

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.

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...

U.S. & European Authorities Bring Down xDedic Marketplace

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, working alongside law enforcement organizations from several countries in Europe, announced this week that they have officially...

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.

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.

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...
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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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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