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Hong Kong Authorities Are Powerless Against Dark Web Malware Threat

According to cybersecurity experts, Hong Kong law enforcement authorities are powerless against illegal dark web activities since they have no legal basis to do so. Speaking about the dark net in general, Duncan Wong, director of security and data sciences at the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, said that only 4 percent of the website on the ... Read More »

Governments Worried Bitcoin is Being Used to Launder Money

A government review of the federal anti money laundering regime has concluded that the use of digital currencies such as bitcoin to evade monetary controls poses a high risk. The review of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act 2006 found that features of bitcoin and other digital currencies make then attractive to individuals and businesses who wish th ... Read More »

Mass Acceptance of Bitcoin. How to Make Cryptocurrencies and Credit Cards Familiar with Each Other

Despite the growing number of crypo wallets and transactions, Bitcoin remains a niche product. To become a popular means of payment, it must be accepted by large trading networks and payment systems. Widespread use of Bitcoins depends on the ability of people to pay their bills and purchases in cryptocurrencies. This means that we need to combine Bitcoin and credit ... Read More »

Russian Hackers Selling 272 Million Google, Yahoo And Microsoft Email Account Credentials On Dark Web

According to Hold Security, a cybersecurity firm, 272.3 million Google, Yahoo, Mail.ru and Microsoft email account credentials are being sold on a dark web hacking forum by a Russian hacker. This number seems to be huge, however, there is an even larger cache of account details only a few know about, which number goes beyond 1.17 billion records. Hold Security ... Read More »

Anonymous Teaches Hacking On Dark Web Chat Network

On April 24 night, 250 people all around the world were logging into OnionIRC, a hidden internet relay chat network on the dark web, through their Tor browsers. The members of the chat were not there to buy drugs or exchange child pornography material. No, they joined the secure chat room to learn hacking, taught by Anonymous hacktivists, such as ... Read More »

Dating Profiles Of 1.1 Million People From BeautifulPeople.com Being Sold At Dark Web Markets

Personal details, such as the address, sexual preferences, incoming messages, of users on the online dating site BeautifulPeople.com are for sale on the dark web. BeautifulPeople.com is a dating site mostly known that the company claims it has an “exclusively beautiful community”, the website’s users are mostly elites. The data breach had been occurred about five months ago, however, according ... Read More »

No AML Rules For BTC Wallet Providers In The UK

The UK Treasury has said that it wont seek to impose anti money laundering rules on digital currency wallet providers in a bid to avoid overbuilding those services. Remarks were issued last week in a report that detailed the UK governments pans to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing risks more broadly. According to the report, the UK Treasury has ... Read More »

Most Child Porn Are Found On Image Hosting Services

According to a new report from the United Kingdom based Internet Watch Foundation, most of the child pornography material could be found hidden away on image hosting websites, mostly located in the United States. Vocativ made this statement in their article about the Internet Watch Foundation’s work: ”The IWF, a non-profit largely funded by the European Union and online companies, ... Read More »

Nebraska Abolished Civil Forfeiture – Criminal Conviction Is Now Required To Seize Property

Pete Ricketts, the governor of Nebraska, signed a bill on Tuesday that abolishes civil forfeiture within the state. Civil forfeiture allows law enforcement authorities to take and keep property without filing legal charges or securing any criminal convictions. The bill, LB 1106, passed the unicameral legislature by a vote of 38 to 8. Civil forfeiture has been a big problem ... Read More »

Tor Facebook Users Hit 1 Million This Month

The number of people checking they’re Facebook through dark net currently stands at 1 million people per month, the tech giant announced April 22nd . Facebook maintains an onion site that resides on the Tor Network for almost two years. This is the firs time the company has revealed details about its presence in the shadowy corners of the Internet. ... Read More »

Canada To Push For Marijuana Legalization In 2017

Canada will introduce legislation next in 2017 to legalize and regulate marijuana, following through with one of Justin Trudeau’s campaign promises made last fall. The announcement came Wednesday, April 20 from Health Minister Jane Philpott in her address to the United Nations session on drug policy. “We know it is impossible to arrest our way out of this problem,” said ... Read More »

Smart contracts will replace intermediaries and notaries

Real estate purchase, investments in the business, sports betting, all this will be perform  through smart contracts without intermediaries, notaries and registration authorities. A smart contract is one of the most promising areas based on blockchain. This is a computer protocol allowing you to simplify and automate any contracts /deals /agreements. The parties to the contract can stipulate any conditions, ... Read More »