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95,000 Job Applicant Data of McDonald’s Canada Hacked, Likely Being Sold on Dark Web

An undisclosed group of hackers successfully breached into the database and servers of the $106 billion fast food chain McDonald’s. Representatives of McDonald’s Canada admitted to the theft of three years worth of applicant data. In a statement, McDonald’s Canada further revealed that personal information of 95,000 applications were stolen from the local servers of the company. A wide range ... Read More »

Oregon Man Charged For First-Degree Murder, Orders Assassination of His Wife in Dark Web

Stephen Carl Allwine from Cottage Grove, Oregon, who previously made contacts in the Dark Web to plot an assassination of his wife, was indicted by a Washington County grand jury for premeditated first-degree murder.   On March 24, the Washington County District Court officially increased the potential sentence of Allwine from second-degree to first-degree murder, considering the newly acquired pieces ... Read More »

UK Gov’t Says Bitcoin Ransomware & Banking Malware Are Top Frauds

The National Crime Agency (NCA), a national law enforcement and police agency in the UK, officially announced that bitcoin ransomware and banking malware are top cyber threats against businesses and the public. In the past 12 months, the vast majority of multi-trillion dollar industries, major corporations and even law enforcement agencies have fallen victim to sophisticated bitcoin ransomware attacks. As ... Read More »

Personal Experience: Part 8 – Transactions

This a post in series of posts describing a personal experience from learning about the DNM’s to becoming a vendor – all the parts of this series will be available to here: ExperienceTag If I’m going to start selling my work for Bitcoin, it is important to understand the different transaction types. Different marketplaces use different transaction types. There are ... Read More »

Personal Experience: Part 7 – Persistent Volumes

This a post in series of posts describing a personal experience from learning about the DNM’s to becoming a vendor – all the parts of this series will be available to here: ExperienceTag TAILS is a versatile piece of software with many features and uses. It’s hard to imagine all of the functionality of a completely anonymous operating system being ... Read More »

Personal Experience: Part 6 – Passphrases

This a post in series of posts describing a personal experience from learning about the DNM’s to becoming a vendor – all the parts of this series will be available to here: ExperienceTag Everyone knows the importance of having a secure password for your user accounts. Everyone probably also knows the importance of having different passwords for all of your ... Read More »

NCR Announces Bitcoin Integration into Small Business POS Software

Imagine going to your favorite food truck and ordering a burrito or some garlic noodles. And imagine that this particular food truck has an iPad with point-of-sale software for you to use. You look at the screen, confirm your order and press Pay Now. The screen then shows your payments options: Cash, Credit/Debit card, Paypal, Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and ... Read More »

Personal Experience: Part 5 – Marketplaces

This a post in series of posts describing a personal experience from learning about the DNM’s to becoming a vendor – all the parts of this series will be available to here: ExperienceTag Grandi pointed me towards two different Darknet marketplaces to check out: Agora Marketplace and The Marketplace. Agora is on the TOR network and The Marketplace is on ... Read More »

Interview With a DarkNet Vendor: VamonosDab

I’ve been searching for a Darknet vendor willing to be interviewed for a while now. I’m interested in not only advice and experiential knowledge, but also in a basic profile of the type of person who was attracted to the Darknet markets to vend products. I was put into contact with this particular vendor last month after seeing an ad ... Read More »

Personal Experience: Part 4 – Bitcoin

This a post in series of posts describing a personal experience from learning about the DNM’s to becoming a vendor – all the parts of this series will be available to here: ExperienceTag Bitcoin (BTC) is a decentralized digital currency used to make digital and physical purchases. There are a wide variety of goods and services offered in exchange for ... Read More »

Personal Experience: Part 3 – PGP

This a post in series of posts describing a personal experience from learning about the DNM’s to becoming a vendor – all the parts of this series will be available to here: ExperienceTag Part 3: Before today I had never sent an encrypted email. It was relatively easy to get started, especially with the built-in tools that TAILS comes with. ... Read More »

Personal Experience: Part 2 – Tails

This a post in series of posts describing a personal experience from learning about the DNM’s to becoming a vendor – all the parts of this series will be available to here: ExperienceTag Part 2: Privacy and security are important to people using Darknet marketplaces. The ability to purchase and vend goods and services without being spied upon is one ... Read More »

Personal Experience: Part 1 – Entering The DeepWeb

This a post in series of posts describing a personal experience from learning about the DNM’s to becoming a vendor – all the parts of this series will be available to here: ExperienceTag Part1: One of my good friends – referred to as Grandi throughout the entirety of this column – was pestering me about a gap in the services ... Read More »