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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.top/forum/index.php?threads/logins-temporaily-disabled.79730/ Thank you for your continued ... Read More »

New Form Of Cerber Ransomware Being Offered On Russian Hacking Forum

Security Researchers at Forcepoint discovered that a Russian hacking forum on the dark web is selling the Cerber ransomware as a RaaS (Ransom-as-a-service). This is a new form since Cerber has been distributed via exploit kits or email using macro-enabled Word document files, however, this is the first time WSFs (Windows Script Files) have been used for this purpose. WSFs ... Read More »

Cheltenham Man Sentenced For Pot Seized In The Mail

A resident of Brunswick Street in Cheltenham plead guilty to attempting to possess 450 grams of cannabis on January 29th 2015. Benjamin White, was charged with attempting to possess an illegal substance by post. Judge, Recorder James Townsend sentenced him to 60 hours of unpaid work and £100 fine. The Judge came to this punishment after hearing that White was ... Read More »

Dark Web Hacking Forum Nulled.io Hacked

Nulled.io, a hacking forum on the dark net, has been hacked and all of the website’s user database has been leaked for all to see.  Nulled is a forum on the dark web where cybercriminals buy and sell stolen credit card and ID data, malware creation kits, and cracks to common software platforms. A not identified hacker group managed to ... Read More »

Tor Dev. Talks About WhatsApp Brazil Blockage

Acording to the post on the Tor blog by Isabela, on May 2 2016, a Brazilian judge ordered all cell phone carries to block access to WhatsApp messaging service for 72 hours. This applied tot he whole nation of Brazil, or around 100 million WhatsApp users. Internet censorship events happen all the time. Most accur in countries like Brazil. Places ... Read More »

Bitcoin Ransoming Romney Hacker Sentenced to 25 Years

37 year old Michael Mancil Brown was asking for $1,000,000,000 in Bitcoin in exchange for Mitt Romney’s tax records. He has been guilty of extortion and fraud. In August of 2012 Michael Brown wrote a letter to one of Romney’s accountants,PwC, telling them that he had hacked the company servers and stole Romney and his wife Anne’s tax records and ... Read More »

Sci-Hub Offers Encrypted Bot to Help Users Stay Safe

The Pirate Bay for scientists has offered up a new feature where users can actually search for papers in the Telegram Messenger app, an encrypted way of communication. All you have to do is download Telegram onto your mobile device, add Sci-Hub bot @scihubot and enter the title of the paper you want to download. The bot instantly replies with ... Read More »

N.Y. State Police Awarded For Bitcoin Bust

In New York the State Police were formally recognized for tracing bank deposits back to online drug markets. The State Police Suspicious Activity Review Team, and the New York State Police Financial Crimes Unit were presented with an award at an event at the US Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC. “Without the valuable information that US financial institutions ... Read More »

Coinbase to start supporting Ethereum Cryptocurrency

For anyone that has heard of Bitcoin, they have heard of Coinbase: One of the most well-known websites for bitcoin wallets and trade services. The bitcoin-only exchange is going to implementing the recently exploding Ethereum cryptocurrency, which value is currently at about $14 USD, making the second-largest cryptocurrency after bitcoin,. Created by a Swiss entrepreneur Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum(ETH) is a ... Read More »

Encryption Talk at ‘Inside The Dark Net’ Conference

At the Inside Dark Web conference in New York City Thursday, an attorney who works for the U.S. Army and the CIA discussed plans to regulate encryption technologies. “State legislative response may be un-Constitutional, because it would place a burden on interstate commerce,” Alexander Urbelis, who works at Blackstone Law Group said. “So they may, in fact, be a way ... Read More »

Mozilla Stepping Up In the Fight Against the FBI’s NIT

Mozilla is finally taking part in the fight against the FBI, asking that they be the first provided with any and all information about the Tor vulnerability; even before it is provided to the defendant in the lawsuit. “At this point, no one (including us) outside the government knowns what vulnerability was exploited and whether it resides in any of ... Read More »

Attorney Still Fighting In Washington State Playpen Case

The child pornography suspect busted in Washington state told the federal judge presiding over the case that the prosecutors need to put fourth some evidence or give up the fight. Colin Fieman, Jay Michaud’s attorney, had argued that the prosecutors have to provide his client and himself access to the source code used in the FBI’s NIT. Thus far the ... Read More »

Australia Finally recognizing Bitcoin as Currency

Bitcoin is changing in Australia. The Australian federal government is changing their stance on cryptocurrency. They want to avoid any double taxation situations by implementing AML/CTF regulations to cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency is considered barter, instead of a real currency in Australia. This has caused a heavily unbalanced tax situation for anyone dealing in cryptocurrencies. Really, the biggest change comes from  the ... 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.top/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 »