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Silkroad-Like Drug Market AlphaBay Starts Accepting Ethereum

Posted on May 1st, 2017.

AlphaBay, one of the more popular silkroad-like drug market operating on the darknet has begun processing eth deposits and withdrawals for purchases. An AlphaBay representative publicly stated: “We are happy to announce that Ethereum transactions are now live on Alphabay! You can now purchase your drugs using Ethereum. The minimum...

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This Tool Lets you Scan the Dark Web for your (Stolen) Personal Data

Posted on December 9th, 2016.

A recently revealed a dark web scanning service was launched in the UK. The service is called OwlDetect and is available for £3,5 a month. It allows users to scan the dark web in search for their own leaked information. This includes email addresses, credit card information and bank details. The service reportedly uses online programs...

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The Department of Defense Is about to Enhance Its Deep Web Search Engine

Posted on December 6th, 2016.

A lot of people have never heard of Memex. Memex is a deep web search engine developed by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the agency that created the ARPANET, which served as a basis of the internet we use nowadays. Memex is a deep web search engine that doesn’t quite work like Google or Bing. DARPA sees Memex as a set...

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Dark Web Markets Are Running Black Friday Drug Sales

Posted on November 25th, 2016.

Black Friday, the start of the Christmas shopping season in the U.S. for millions of people, which follows Thanksgiving Day, is a day that many of us can’t escape. Now, though, it appears the dark web it catching on and wants a slice of the money-making pie. According to a report from Vocativ, those searching for a deal on drugs can get...

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Former Cop Charged with Selling Fake IDs for Bitcoin on the Darknet

Posted on November 24th, 2016.

A former Australian police officer has been charged with selling fake IDs on the darknet, according to ABC news. The man is identified as James Goris, a 44-year-old from Castlemaine. He was a police officer up until 2010, according to reports. Reportedly, Goris was manufacturing and selling fake federal police ID cards, maritime and...

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Darknet Child Porn Bust Leads to Hundreds of Arrests in China

Posted on November 22nd, 2016.

According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), hundreds of suspects have been arrested in China after a darknet child porn ring was taken down. Reportedly, the videos the ring had were accessed more than 20,000 times, and featured more than 30 under-age girls being abducted, raped and molested. The child porn ring was run by a...

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Facebook Buys Passwords on the Deep Web to Keep Users Safe

Posted on November 15th, 2016.

Security breaches are fairly common nowadays, but a few companies, like Facebook, manage to stay safe. As it turns out, Facebook doesn’t just have an amazing security team. It goes out of its way to protect users. Alex Stamos, Facebook’s CSO, revealed at the Web Summit in Lisbon the Facebook actively buys password dumps on the deep web,...

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Dutch Police Warns Dark Web Marketplace Users: “You Have Our Attention”

Posted on November 11th, 2016.

As part of Operation Hyperion, an operation conducted by law enforcement agencies all over the world, Dutch authorities have taken down a Dark Web marketplace and posted a warning on it. The marketplace’s frontpage lists active and arrested vendors, as well as identified buyers At the top, you can read “You have our attention”. If a...

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FBI Releases Darknet Marketplace Primer

Posted on November 9th, 2016.

The FBI released on November 1 a primer on darknet marketplaces, just one week after the Bureau wrapped up, along with other U.S. law enforcement, Operation Hyperion. The Operation intended to disrupt darknet marketplaces on the international level. According to the FBI, the operation started with the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group...

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Dark Web Cybercriminals Are Selling Counterfeit Train Tickets to Make Cash

Posted on November 3rd, 2016.

An investigation has found that cybercriminals are turning to train tickets to make a profit from commuters searching for cheap tickets on the dark web. With train ticket prices increasing year after year, it seems that people will go to whatever lengths necessary to find a cheaper alternative rather than paying the full price of train...

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50 Million People Have Their Private Data on the Deep Web, Security Firm Warns

Posted on October 31st, 2016.

Leading Brazilian digital security company PSafe recently issued a warning to all internet users everywhere, stating that over 50 million people from all over the world have private data up for grabs on the deep web. The company compares the attacks with those that hit Yahoo! and Snapchat in the past, claiming this one is even worse as...

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Darknet Probing Tech Startup Ravelin Closes £3 Million Investment Round

Posted on October 25th, 2016.

It’s not easy tackling darknet fraudsters, but that’s exactly what London-based fraud detection tech startup Ravelin does. It’s also announced that it has closed a £3 million investment funding round as the business looks at expanding. In the last nine months, Ravelin has grown their company revenue by more than 600 percent, attracting...

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Darknet Drug Vendor Extradited from Romania…to Colorado

Posted on October 19th, 2016.

The alleged leader of a darknet drug trafficking group has been extradited from Romania to Denver, to face multiple criminal charges. The alleged leader of the drug ring is suspected to be the brains behind the darknet vendor “ItalianMafiaBrussels”. Filip Lucian Simion, a 23-year-old man was extradited from Romania to Denver, Colorado to...