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Zeus Botnet Successor “Floki Bot” Available on Alphabay

The Zeus malware, first identified in 2007, consistently made headlines for major hacks and breaches. And now, according to a recent press release from two security firms, the Zeus malware evolved into something potentially more dangerous. Security researchers first spotted this new form malware in September 2016. According to the announcement from Talos and Flashpoint researchers, the new malware—Floki Bot—rapidly ... Read More »

IcyEagle Gets Prison Time for Selling Stolen Bank Accounts on AlphaBay

An Atlanta judge just sentenced Aaron James Glende aka IcyEagle to four years and two months in prison. IcyEagle sold stolen login credentials on the darknet, specifically on the AlphaBay marketplace. At his peak, he posted 300 different listings, including SunTrust bank accounts with a $500,000 account balance. The 35-year-old hacker ordered Oxycodone in early 2016 that a Postal Inspector ... 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 »

Timeline: Arrests of AlphaBay Vendors AREA51 and DARKAPOLLO

Although much of the information has been redacted, a sworn affidavit by a DEA agent helps break down the investigation of two recently indicted AlphaBay heroin dealers. The sworn affidavit by the agent who is only identified as ‘John Xxxx,’ details the work in his role as part of the Central California Darknet Strike Force, where he was trained to ... Read More »

AlphaBay and Oasis Markets to Begin Accepting Monero for Payments

Most transactions that take place on the deepweb utilize some form of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin and Ethereum have dominated the market for the longest time, but with the growing realization that neither form of digital currency is completely anonymous, many users have been seeking alternatives. One such alternative is Monero; a currency that both AlphaBay and Oasis just announced can be ... Read More »

Feds Indict Two AlphaBay Vendors on Distribution and Conspiracy Charges

Following the string of recent deepweb vendor arrests, two Brooklyn men have just been indicted in a case involving the selling of cocaine and heroin on the deepweb. According to the Department of Justice website, 31-year-old Abudullah Almashwali and 24-year-old Chaudhry Ahmad Farooq were arrested on the 2nd of August. They were indicted on the 11th on federal charges of ... Read More »

Florida Man Arrested for Selling Fentanyl to Undercover Agents on Alphabay

In Fort Lauderdale, Chrissano Leslie, known on the deepweb as “owlcity”, will be facing charges of trafficking Fentanyl, a-PVP, MDMA, and cocaine. The charges stemmed from a DEA investigation that took place on the popular darknet marketplace, Alphabay. The 26-year-old was arrested by DEA agents raiding his home on Wednesday, the 26th of July. Although the initial operation was put ... Read More »

Alphabay Fraud Vendor IcyEagle Arrested

Aaron James Glende, 35, of Winona, AKA “IcyEagle” was arrested by the FBI in Atlanta and was charged with bank fraud, access device fraud, and aggravated identity theft. The indictment says that Glende was selling fraud related products on Alphabay, a marketplace on the dark net. U. S. Attorney John Horn said this in a statement about the suspect: “Glende ... Read More »

Alphabay Logins temporarily disabled

Update: They are back Up: Alphabay official listing page Those of you who tried to use Alphabay Probably got this message: “You have been disconnected for security reasons, please refresh the page.” This issue is known and is not for you only but for all users, please refer to this thread on Alphabay’s forum: http://pwoah7foa6au2pul.onion/forum/index.php?threads/logins-temporaily-disabled.79730/ Thank you for your continued ... Read More »

Alphabay Published a Privacy Policy

As far as i can recall, Alphabay is the first market to ever publish a full “privacy policy” clarifying its data retention policies: Post was originally published on Alphabay’s forum at this link: http://pwoah7foa6au2pul.onion/forum/index.php?threads/alphabay-updated-privacy-policy.76749/ Alphabay’s Updated Privacy Policy: Alphabay Market places a strong emphasis on the security of its users and takes the best possible measures to mitigate risks associated ... Read More »

Alphabay Can Now Be Used As a Coin Tumbler

Those of you who use Coin tumblers that charge them up to 3% of their transaction amount might want to try this new feature on Alphabay Market, as their homepage states: Alphabay can now safely be used as a coin tumbler! This means that no level of blockchain analysis can prove that your coins come from Alphabay since we use ... Read More »

Alphabay Drug Vendor Shansa Arrested

31-year-old (not named by authorities) Viennese man, better known as Shansa on the dark web, was busted by the Bundeskriminalamt (BK) on 13 October 2015. Authorities seized 2.8 kg of amphetamines, 1 kilogram of ecstasy, cocaine, LSD blotters and various kinds of research drugs (RCs) in the dealer’s house. Police also found illegal guides on the man’s computer along with ... Read More »

Alphabay: Introducing New wallet security measures

Alphabay, the current biggest market just introduced several new improvements to its withdrawal  & wallets system to enhance users anonymity: We have made changes in the withdrawal system. Withdrawals will now be sent in separate transactions. This is done for better privacy, as we will be implementing a Bitcoin tumbling system in the next days. You still have the option ... Read More »

Alphabay Under Attack, Alternate Links are Working Fine

As said by an official support account for Alphabay market: Alphabay Under Attack, alternate links are working fine – We are mitigating another DDoS attack. Will be resolved as usual. Please use the alternate links if the main link has issues. Alternative access links to Alphabay market are available here  & here. Read More »

Alphabay Updates UI, Introduce New Onion Cloner Countermeasure

Alphabay market admins posted yesterday about some changes done in their market, including UI upgrade and maybe the most important upgrade that people should note – the Signed deposit address – meant to combat the most hated onion cloner phishing scams (common phishing scam sites which proxy markets on the fly while replacing deposit addresses to their own addresses in ... Read More »