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 username is on the page, it has reportedly been identified by the Dutch police. Next to the list of arrested vendors is a link, that directs users to a page with more information.
Moreover, the website includes a FAQ, that clearly includes a few warning shots:
If your username and residence are on this website, you’re identified as [...]
In 2013, the FBI confiscated Freedom Hosting, a service that hosted websites on the dark web, including several child pornography websites and private email service TorMail. When it happened, it was seen as a massive victory, but recently unsealed documents show the FBI may have used malware on innocent users.
Three years ago, the FBI was given a warrant that allowed them to hack 300 TorMail users who were allegedly linked to child pornography. They went with a piece of malware known as a Network Investigative Technique (NIT), with the goal of acquiring users’ real IP addresses.
The agency did manage to arrest a lot of people for child pornography, but documents [...]
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 travel, even if it means going through the dark web, according to a report from the Express, a U.K. tabloid newspaper.
An investigation by BBC South East has found that cybercriminals are selling counterfeit National Rail tickets over the Internet, providing a realistic look that deceives inspectors.
According to the Express, the [...]
After warrants were issued for his arrest, a Belgian policeman was apprehended in a police operation after the FBI spotted him purchasing grenades and handguns on the dark web.
A 35-year-old Belgian policeman, from the city of Charleroi in Belgium was arrested in late September by local authorities after the FBI spotted him purchasing handguns and grenades on the dark web.
According to Belgian publication NordEclair, a federal special police squad turned up on a neighborhood street shortly after midday to arrest the accused police officer at his home before transferring him to the offices of the Federal Police of Charleroi.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office [...]