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Dark Net Bust: Man Indicted For Attempting to Acquire Ricin

Cheng  Le was arrested on Dec. 23, 2014, by the FBI in Manhattan and indicted for attempting to acquire and distribute ricin and committing postal fraud. Its not clear from the documents which market it was – as its being referred to only as “Black Market-1”.  The Official release from Jusctive.gov: Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, ... Read More »

Known Dark Net “Fake Money” Vendor Arrested In Uganda

Ryan Andrew Gustafson a.k.a Willy.Clock,  A well known darknet counterfeit currency vendor who operated on the markets was arrested by the FBI in Uganda, Willy.Clock operated on TCF (Tor carding forum – which is owned by Evolution market admins) until he retired from TCF due to some business dispute with the admins and opened his own forums “Community-X”,  Willy.clock was ... Read More »

New: Dark Net Markets Comparison Chart

Dark Net Markets Comparison Chart – Combined marketplace data integrated with our Hidden Marketplace List ratings along with Uptime status data provided By Dnstats.net & Creation Dates from Gwern.net – Please Note: Only chosen markets are included in this chart – not all New/Other languages markets, for the full list – visit the Hidden Marketplace List – Found an error ... Read More »

NCA: “We have Taken down 400 Dark Net Sites”

Keep checking the other posts in this chain of event at: Silk Road 2 Bust Tag The story is ongoing and the posts are being updated as we learn more details ————— Update: Far from the original number of 414 seized hidden services and lower even than the number 27 provided to the New York Times, the FBI told Forbes ... Read More »

Senator Schumer: Calls for Renewed Crackdown on Dark Net Markets

As it was published in a press release: SCHUMER: IN RESPONSE TO NEW INVESTIGATION THAT FINDS ILLEGAL, ONLINE DRUG MARKET IS THRIVING & INFILTRATING LONG ISLAND, SCHUMER CALLS FOR TOP TO BOTTOM DEPT. OF JUSTICE REVIEW OF HOW ‘DARK WEB’ DRUG SALES CONTINUE TO GROW – ALSO VOWS INCREASED FUNDING TO BETTER TARGET CYBER DRUG DEALERS According to Report, Long ... Read More »

Darkcoin Now Accepted on Minor Dark Net Markets

As cryptocurrency developers fight it out to differentiate themselves from the crowd it is increasingly clear that two approaches are being staked out: coins with a business/corporate angle and coins focused on anonymity. In the latter case there is a long-standing battle between various coins promising various methods of anonymizing transactions. Despite Bitcoin’s reputation for discrete trade it is, in ... Read More »

New Book Introduction: “Drugs on the Dark Net”

Introduction by James Martin (The Author) Drugs on the Dark Net: How Cryptomarkets Are Transforming the Global Trade in Illicit Drugs, explores the fascinating world of online drug trading. It is a non-technical book intended for both academics and non-specialist audiences, combining criminological analysis with original research gathered on the dark net. The primary focus is on cryptomarkets, online trading ... Read More »

Cypherpunk and Dark Net Marketplaces

‘Only the most skilled,’ Julian Assange tells us, might escape. Escape from what? For Assange our democratic societies are constantly threatened by the deep state. This names the unchanging shadow state of democratic institutions which takes its most insidious form in the mass surveillance apparatus. He believes strongly democracy, but he thinks we need to be armed to defend it. ... Read More »

World Drug Report 2014: Drug Deals Multiply on the Dark Net

Some more bullshit information  – on the good side, DarknetMarkets are booming as we know: Published in IPS: UNITED NATIONS, Jul 3 2014 (IPS) – In its two years of operation, the online marketplace Silk Road raked in 1.2 billion dollars in revenue and amassed an estimated 200,000 registered users – a success story that would be any start-up’s dream. ... Read More »

Joseph Cox: The Deep Web Isn’t All Dark

Joseph offers a brief survey of the Deep Web’s varied offering: crowd-sourced hit men, jihadists and esoteric drugs. Yet he invites us to look beyond the pixels, and sensationalist newspaper articles, at some of the people who are shaping this new and expanding space. Within it, lies a passionate, highly ideological community hackers who wage war on child porn, doctors ... Read More »

Interview: Dark Net Money Launderer Speaks Up

We have no idea what caused the massive surge in the amount of vendors / market admins asking to be interviewed in the past couple of weeks (probably over 20+), but we are more than happy to conduct them as much as our time lets us! This time we had an interesting chat with a vendor we know for quite ... Read More »

Airbitz & Dark Wallet Win Bitcoin Hackathon with DarkMarket!

Ver interesting project, Source of the information is here: https://go.airbitz.co/airbitz-dark-wallet-win-bitcoin-hackathon-darkmarket/  Reddit discution: http://www.reddit.com/r/DarkNetMarkets/comments/23m79j/darkmarket_a_decentralized_peertopeer_marketplace/ Last week, the Airbitz team hit the road and attended two different but equally valuable conferences, Inside Bitcoins NYC and Bitcoin Expo Toronto. This was a great opportunity to meet hundreds of bitcoin enthusiasts, industry experts and evangelists. However, a welcome first face-to-face meeting with some friends that we’ve been ... Read More »

Don of the Dark Net: DPR’s Attempted Contract Murder of 6 People

Even more information has come to light about Ross Ulbricht’s dirty dealings, while running Silk Road.  Already known was one contract-hit attempt against ‘The Employee’ Curtis Green; however, investigators have uncovered evidence suggesting that Dread Pirate Roberts had attempted to kill 5 others in order to tie off loose ends and silence a blackmailer. According to Andy Greenberg of Forbes, ... Read More »