Alphabay and Hansa Seized, Dream Darknet Market Compromised
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Alphabay and Hansa Seized, Dream Darknet Market Compromised

Brian Evans - Jul 21, 2017

Today has been a big day for law enforcement as they announced the shutting down of two of the three largest darknet markets. The Department of Justice…

Hansa Darknet Marketplace Officially Bans Fentanyl Sales
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Hansa Darknet Marketplace Officially Bans Fentanyl Sales

Brian Evans - Jul 20, 2017

Darknet markets are undergoing some radical changes. The sudden disappearance of the AlphaBay darknet market is not the only thing people need to be concerned about. It…

Top 4 Darknet Marketplaces Poised to Take AlphaBay’s Place
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Top 4 Darknet Marketplaces Poised to Take AlphaBay’s Place

Brian Evans - Jul 16, 2017

With the AlphaBay marketplace out of commission for the foreseeable future -probably forever- Darknet users will look for new places to do business. Several other markets are…

Fake Tor Browser Aims to Steal Darknet Users’ Bitcoin Balances
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Fake Tor Browser Aims to Steal Darknet Users’ Bitcoin Balances

Brian Evans - Jul 15, 2017

Internet criminals are getting a lot better at tricking users into giving them money. They even target darknet users, as they are even less likely to complain…

Darknet Email Spamming Service Charges Bitcoin Fee to Stop Harassing You
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Darknet Email Spamming Service Charges Bitcoin Fee to Stop Harassing You

Brian Evans - Jul 06, 2017

Darknet criminals are becoming more crafty when it comes to tricking and extorting people into giving them money. Ransomware, malware, ad phishing schemes are thriving. It now…

Michael Richo Admits to Stealing US$365,000 Worth of Bitcoin From Darknet Criminals
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Michael Richo Admits to Stealing US$365,000 Worth of Bitcoin From Darknet Criminals

Brian Evans - Jul 03, 2017

Bitcoin has gotten a bad name by being a common payment method on the darknet. A lot of underground online criminals feel Bitcoin can provide them with an…

FBI Says Hackers Managed to Extort $28 Million in Cryptocurrencies
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FBI Says Hackers Managed to Extort $28 Million in Cryptocurrencies

Brian Evans - Jul 03, 2017

On June 22, the FBI presented their annual Internet Crime Report, this one for 2016. By using the reports from the Internet Crime Complaint Center, they are able…

What is Project Titanium?
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What is Project Titanium?

Brian Evans - Jun 21, 2017

If it were up to government officials, Bitcoin and other blockchain-based transactions will be closely monitored moving forward. The European Commission has unveiled a new plan to…

Top 3 Recent Darknet Market Exit Scams
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Top 3 Recent Darknet Market Exit Scams

Brian Evans - Jun 14, 2017

Darknet marketplaces have embraced cryptocurrency quite some time ago. Most platforms now accept Bitcoin, although some service providers have explored Monero and Ethereum options as well. Unfortunately,…

Jaff Ransomware Shares Backend Infrastructure With Darknet Marketplace Selling Stolen Financial Data
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Jaff Ransomware Shares Backend Infrastructure With Darknet Marketplace Selling Stolen Financial Data

Brian Evans - Jun 05, 2017

Not too long ago, we touched upon the Jaff ransomware. This particular type of malware demands a two-Bitcoin payment from its victims, which is quite a steep…