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Research: The cost of being legit on the dark web

The dark web has been always thought of as a place to conduct illegal activities, such as trading illicit drugs, buying hacking products, facilitating online child abuse, and weapons trafficking. However, many studies have shown that considerable legal activities also take place on the dark web. The online anonymity offered by Tor renders it indispensable for political activists, whistleblowers, and ... Read More »

Former Rugby Player Used Bitcoin to Purchase MDMA Over the Dark Web

A former rugby player in the A-grade Darwin Rugby League in Australia was given an 18 month prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to possession of MDMA pills with the intent to supply. The rugby player allegedly acquired hundreds of MDMA pills from a dark web marketplace; prosecution failed to disclose the name of the marketplace. According to court documents, ... Read More »

Lubbock Man Sentenced for Stealing Mail and Selling Personal Details on Dark Web

In Lubbock, Texas, a resident was prosecuted in a federal court of law on December 28 and sentenced to a four-year imprisonment along with an additional three years on probation following the prison sentence. The 31-year-old male named Garrett Austin Malone confessed to the crime of stealing mail in Lubbock and selling the personal information and credit cards obtained from ... Read More »

French Startup Offers Dark Web Compass (Not For Everyone)

The dark web has been gaining popularity among people who desire to hide their identity as they surf through various items and engage in different kinds of business. The ability to safely operate with the help of the TOR browser has allowed the platform to harbor terrorists, murderer-for-hires, and illegal drug dealers. The anonymity offered makes it difficult for law ... Read More »

Two Young Men Arrested for Importing Dark Web Drugs Worth Lakhs

Police in Delhi have arrested two young men for importing illegal drugs worth several lakhs. The two suspects are accused of using the dark web to place online orders of illicit drugs and paying for the orders with virtual currencies. The imported drugs were then delivered through a courier firm. The two young men, who are in their early 20s ... Read More »

Identification of darknet hacker communities (forums, IRCs, carding shops, and darknet marketplaces)

Cyber attacks lead to global losses that exceed $450 billion each year. To address this problem, ethical hackers and researchers put great efforts into Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) development in order to identify hackers and emerging threats. CTI analysts have highlighted the significance of studying the ever-growing online hacker communities. Despite their valuable CTI importance, collection of data from online ... Read More »

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Research: Cyber threat intelligence and the dark web – Overseeing current approaches

Research studies that analyze information regarding various communities on the deep web and dark web have unfolded novel angles in the domain of security informatics. The existence of dark web communities that operate with high levels of anonymity opens the door for data driven approaches that target different means of adversarial reasoning. Such approaches would require certain data that is ... Read More »

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Research: Mitigating risks via the dark web

The “dark web” has proven that it deserves its moniker. The dark web is a hidden part of the world wide web that can only be accessed via special forms of software that render users untraceable and anonymous. The dark web is the preferred arena for criminals, whistleblowers, political activists, and others who engage in a scurrying online ecosystem. Regrettably, ... Read More »

Judge Allows Ethereum Seizure in “Groundbreaking” Dark Web Case

A court in Ireland ruled that the cryptocurrency seized from a convicted dark web vendor constituted the “proceeds of crime.” The ruling allowed the government to keep the dark web vendor’s cryptocurrency they had seized during a raid in 2014. In late 2014, the gardaí raided the Neil Mannion’s home in Dublin. Investigators had learned that the 37-year-old had been ... Read More »

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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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 »

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 »