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Mozilla Vows to Keep up the Fight for Online Rights

Mozilla has once again taken a vow to fight for internet user’s privacy and net neutrality. The company unveiled it 2015 annual report Thursday, which stated that the company will continue to protect, and fight for online user’s privacy and rights. It stated that they have strong beliefs in transparency, user control, and trust when it comes to advocating for ... Read More »

700 Pages of Terrorism Data Stolen and Leaked from Europol

It has recently been found that an officer working for the Europol agency has leaked sensitive material about the agency’s online investigations. A televised documentary stated that it had found over 700 pages of confidential data which included terrorism investigations. The data was found on a hard drive that had been linked to the internet. The program also stated that ... Read More »

26,500 UK National Lottery Accounts Hacked

The UK National Lottery operator Camelot released a statement saying they have reason to believe that thousands of online player accounts have been breached. Camelot said that following a security monitoring check Monday, they discovered suspicious activity. They believe around 26,500 player accounts were hacked. They also stated that less than 50 accounts showed signs of activity after the hack. ... Read More »

What You Need to Know About the U.K. Investigatory Powers Bill

The U.K. has officially signed into effect the Investigatory Powers bill, which not only allows the government’s already set practices to become legal, but also keeping a record of every website that U.K. citizens visit for up to a year. The Queen signed off on the bill November 29th, thus putting it into effect right away. The bill will also ... Read More »

Illegal Gun Trade on the Rise, Darknet Takes the Heat

Melbourne has seen a rise in the illegal gun trade, and it’s being blamed on the Darknet. Illegal gun dealers have been setting up ads on the classifieds site, Craigslist advertising the sale of weapons; notably firearms. Once contacted, the seller often instructs the would-be buyer to contact them through the messaging app Wickr. Law enforcement have uncovered countless ads ... Read More »

Hackers Leave 900,000 Germans Without Internet for Two Days

Sunday, German company Telekom saw an outage that stretched into Monday. 900,000 customers were left without Internet, Phone, and Cable service. Routers across Germany were down for two days, and the company says that it wasn’t a problem with the network; it was identifying routers during the dial-up process. IT analysts found data that suggested the outage was the result ... Read More »

Porn Site xHamster Hacked, More Than 380,000 User Accounts for Sale

Over 100,000 user accounts on the porn site xHamster are trading and selling on the Darknet right now. Over 380,000 users have been found by the breach notification website LeakBase. The xHamster data base includes usernames, emails, and a score of not so hashed passwords. More than 12 million people use xHamster, and although it’s a free subscription, users are ... Read More »

Irish Darknet Drug Dealers Reassured of Receiving a Long Sentence in January

The three Irishmen who were charged for selling drugs on the Darknet have been assured they will receive lengthy jail sentences for their crimes. Richard Sinclair of Coleraine, Kyle Hall of Belfast, and Stephen Rodgers of Carrickfergus were all arrested and charged for selling drugs using the Darknet. Sinclair allegedly used his bedroom computer to order drugs from Holland, and ... Read More »

Ex Australian Cop Busted for Selling Stolen Police Identification on Alphabay

Former Australian police officer James Goris was arrested Tuesday morning in correlation with a raid on his home in Castlemaine following a five-month investigation. An investigation into Goris’ online habits started when he was accused of selling fake police, airport, and port authority identification on the Darknet. Police stated that they had fears the documents could be used by anyone ... Read More »

An interview with Ex-NSA Agent and New Cybersecurity Comic Author

Ex NSA Analyst, Oren Falkowitz left the agency in 2012 and went on to co-found two different start-ups, Sqrrl, and Area 1 Security; both of which analyze and stop cyber threats. His latest venture, Pineapple Sparkle, is a comic book he uses to showcase his thoughts on America’s current state of online security. Falkowitz says that the book is being ... Read More »

One News Channels Interview with a Former Darknet User

Coverage of the Darknet seems to be spreading rapidly lately; as more and more people are turning to it in order to source drugs. Even mainstream media outlets are covering Darknet more frequently. As Operation Hyperion is in full swing, the FBI and other agencies are on board to tackle the online black markets. One such news outlet in Virginia ... Read More »

DEA Moves Synthetic Opiates into Schedule 1 Controlled Substances List

The DEA has recently added the synthetic opiate U-47700 to the Schedule 1 controlled substances list. With the majority of these new synthetic killers coming from overseas labs, the DEA sees this move as a way of combating the growing opiate abuse problem all parts of America have been facing. U-47700 is responsible for over 46 confirmed deaths this year ... Read More »

Freeross.org Hosting Fund Raising Event Free Ross-A-Thon Dec. 4th

Freeross.org is hosting a Free Ross-A-Thon December 4th, from 2pm to 10pm Eastern Standard Time. The Free Ross-A-Thon is taking shape to be an online telethon to help spread the word about Ross Ulbricht, his case, and how our online rights are being trampled every day. Ulbricht, as we are all aware, is currently serving a double life sentence. This ... Read More »