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Nine Dark Web Drug Dealers Arrested for Selling Narcotics with Cryptocurrencies

Nine dark web drug traffickers have been arrested for buying and selling narcotics on a Korean illegal dark web platform using virtual currencies. According to a report released on Sunday by the Seoul Central District Office of Public Prosecutions, the nine suspects are in custody for allegedly trading controlled substances on a hidden online trading platform on the dark web ... Read More »

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Research: How can disclosure and dissemination of information affect levels of trust in crypto-markets?

The cryptocurrency market represents a unique chance to analyze a market with an estimated unregulated capital exceeding $13 billion, which was raised via initial coin offerings (ICOs). A recently published paper in the London Business School Review attempts to identify how much confidence investors can have in crypto markets. The paper analyzes data from more than 750 ICOs that were ... Read More »

Research: Is illicit fentanyl desired by or imposed on opioid users?

Recently, illicitly produced fentanyl, and fentanyl analogues, have been rapidly emerging in countries all over the world. Fentanyl is usually disguised as heroin or prescription pills, which results in increased overdose mortality. This phenomenon can be explained by reduced expenses and risk to heroin sellers, heroin shortages, buyer preferences for rapid acting, strong opioids, and the increased popularity of darknet ... Read More »

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The social order of darknet drug marketplaces

Advanced networking technologies have greatly fueled the growth of online digital markets. To facilitate the trading of illicit drugs, darknet marketplaces, or crypto markets, leverage encryption and anonymization technologies to hide the identity and geographical location of those engaging in drug transactions. A recently published research paper utilizes economic sociology as a basic framework to formulate a better understanding of ... Read More »

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Surfshark is a small VPN company that provides an outstanding VPN experience despite the fact it does not have as many servers as some of its competitors. During the last couple of years, VPN apps have become an important part of users’ everyday lives, especially given the fact that our online security and privacy has been compromised due to potential ... Read More »

Research: Using the genetic algorithm to generate symmetric keys for cryptography

Cryptography has evolved to become an indispensable tool to protect data shared online. There are currently multiple types of cryptographic approaches used to secure data. Automatic Variable Key (AVK) is one of the most recent cryptographic approaches proposed by researchers. In AVK encryption algorithms, the initial key is distributed via Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA). The genetic algorithm has been recently proposed for ... Read More »

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Arrested addicted doctor bought cocaine and heroin on dark web

Dr. Torin Finver has been arrested for ordering controlled substances from the dark web. As the addiction recovery program director at the University at Buffalo Medical School and as a specialized doctor in the treatment of substance abuse, Finver’s actions, secretly relying on the anonymity of the dark web to buy drugs and then using the using the drugs himself, ... Read More »

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Research: Hacking Wall Street – Restructuring the law for hackers’ trading schemes

As today one can buy Wall Street stock over the internet, a new form of securities fraudsters have recently been targeted by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This new breed of fraudsters execute their conspiring schemes through the internet, beyond the conventional boundaries of corporate boardrooms. They are cybercriminals who attack and compromise computer networks of business corporations, ... Read More »

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Research: Three novel user node selection algorithms for I2P

As internet applications continue to develop at a rapid rate, anonymous technologies play a pivotal role in promoting personal privacy. I2P is one of the most popular anonymous online protocols that provides internet users with high anonymity levels via its advanced communication and encryption algorithms. Nevertheless, I2P does not focus on users’ preferences, which renders it difficult to meet the ... Read More »

Tulsa food truck owner arrested for buying drugs on dark web

A Tulsa food truck owner is in police custody for allegedly ordering illegal drugs from the dark web and paying with bitcoin. According to the report, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted a package said to contain dangerous drugs. After consulting the appropriate bodies and engaging in effective communication, authorities traced the owner of the package and arrested Jeremy ... Read More »

Dark Web Xanax Vendor “OlympusXans” Sentenced to 126 Months in Prison

A drug dealer, who sold Xanax on the Alphabay dark web market, was sentenced to more than ten years in prison for several crimes associated with drug trafficking conspiracy. A judge in an Alabama courtroom handed down the sentence in December 2018. United States Attorney Jay E. Town of the Northern District of Alabama announced that United States District Judge ... Read More »

UK Downing Street Sets Up Special Unit to Monitor Dark Web Happenings

An anonymous network of dark web news sites has caught the attention of the United Kingdom for creating fake, catchy and viral content about the UK and spreading populist messages across the world through internet. The incidences have led Downing Street to set up a special task force to handle the matter through intelligence gathering and dark web monitoring. The ... Read More »