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.
News about the attacks came to light after Yahoo struck a deal with telecom giant Verizon, in which the internet giants’ core business would be sold to the telecommunications company for $4.83 billion. The sale is now in jeopardy.
According to Andrew Komarov, Chief Intelligence Officer at cybersecurity firm InfoArmor, all of the hacked data [...]
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 and a team of trained experts to scan hundreds of thousands of dark web websites in order to look for their customers’ data. If any personal data is found, the company helps its users act in order to keep themselves safe. It was launched in an attempt to remove reliance on big companies, as users usually only know they were hacked after these [...]
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 19-year-old known as Sun. Sun had three Terabytes of pornography on his computer when he was arrested, out of which 400 Gigabytes were of child pornography. He is a sophomore student at a Beijing University.
The pornographic material was distributed via instant-messaging groups, croup drives, and an unnamed dark web website. Sun would upload [...]
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 [...]