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1 Billion Users’ Data from Yahoo Breach up for Sale on the Dark Web

Posted on December 20th, 2016.

In September, Yahoo announced it had been hacked, and that data from 500 million users had been compromised. A few days ago, the company announced it was hacked a second time, this time with 1 billion users’ data being compromised. Both attacks occurred back in 2013, and hacked data has reportedly been for sale on the dark web....

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Cybersecurity

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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Darknet

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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Darknet

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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Cybersecurity

In Child Porn Bust, FBI May Have Used Malware on Innocent Users

Posted on November 8th, 2016.

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...

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Darknet

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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Bitcoin

Busted: FBI Spots Belgian Policeman Buying Grenades, Guns on the Dark Web

Posted on October 14th, 2016.

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...

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Bitcoin

Alleged Bitcoin Thief in Dark Web Phishing Scheme Arrested

Posted on October 6th, 2016.

A man accused of stealing bitcoin from darknet marketplace accounts after tricking users to reveal their credentials via a phishing scheme has been arrested and sees multiple marches. Michael Richo, a 34-year-old from Wallingford, Connecticut was arrested yesterday by the FBI following a criminal complaint against him. The complaint...

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Bitcoin

Report: Dark Web Marketplace Dealings Revealed

Posted on September 27th, 2016.

A new report has found that hidden dark web websites across numerous countries are being utilized to sell goods illegally online. The report: Mining the Dark Web: Drugs and Fake IDs by Dr. Andres Baravalle, Dr. Sin Lee Wee, and Mr. Mauro Sanchez Lopez, found that once users had access to the websites it was a simple process of obtaining...

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Breaches

How Cybercriminals Target Victims: Report Cites Top Information Resources

Posted on September 19th, 2016.

Cybercriminals, whose attacks cost organizations millions of dollars a year, do extensive research on their targets. They gather organizational and personal information before deciding which vulnerabilities to exploit. SurfWatch Labs, a security consultancy, has released a report on research resources cybercriminals use. The purpose of...

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Knowledge Base

New at Hacked’s Wiki: Dark Web

Posted on December 25th, 2015.

Dark web is a term used to refer to thousands of web sites and communities which utilize the public Internet but are not accessible without specific software configurations, such as Tor and i2p. Tor and i2p are respectively their own darknets. Dark web is often confused with deep web, which is a term used to reference the millions of web...

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Financial Details Cost As Low As $5 on the Dark Web

Posted on October 15th, 2015.

Intel Security, which now owns McAffee, released a report this week entitled “The Hidden Data Economy.” It should be worrisome for, well, every adult with a credit card of any sort. You hear about these breaches here at Hacked.com and other websites, places like Target letting millions of credit card details get stolen, offering credit...

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Breaches

T- Mobile’s Hacked Records ‘FULLZ’ for Sale at $1 Per Piece on the Dark Web

Posted on October 6th, 2015.

T- Mobile customer records were hacked from its partner Experian between 2013 and 2015. The records are reported to be available on the dark web or sale at $1 per piece. As per the information given by a cybersecurity firm, personal information like names, social security numbers, addresses, birthdays and other sensitive information of...

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Cybersecurity

Memex Is Indexing The Dark Web

Posted on February 19th, 2015.

The dark web sounds foreboding, but it refers to the parts of the internet not crawled and indexed by popular search engines like Google. Sites aren’t indexed for a number of reasons and Google only indexes 10 percent of the Internet This leaves the majority of the Internet falling into the category of the “dark web”.