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Anonymous Cryptocurrency Monero Sees Drastic Increase in Liquidity, Adoption by Largest Exchange

Monero, the second largest privacy-focused anonymous cryptocurrency behind Dash, has recently demonstrated a rapid increase in value after being adopted and integrated by Bithumb, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume. Over the past 12 months, South Korea evolved into a major cryptocurrency market, becoming the biggest Ethereum exchange market by trading volume. A significant increase in demand from professional ... Read More »

Securelist Report: The Largest Botnet is Nearly Dormant

According to the Kaspersky Lab Securelist report “Spam and Phishing in Q1 2017,” activity from the world’s largest botnet sharply dropped and almost ceased completely in late December 2016. For almost the entirety of the first quarter of 2017, the Necurs botnet sat in a dormant state. And as one of the largest distributors of spam—mainly emails with malicious attachments—the ... Read More »

Sweden’s Largest Darknet Vendors Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

In the middle of November, the Skaraborg District Court charged four individuals for drug trafficking. Sofia Karlsson, the lead prosecutor, then explained the 6,000-page indictment over several weeks. After she finished reading the charges, she urged the court to sentence the group’s leaders to 14-years in prison. Karlsson provided the court, and judge, enough evidence to agree upon a guilty ... Read More »


Chief of Police Calls Darknet Drug Bust One of the Largest Ever in Sweden

On November 16, the Skaraborg District Court charged four individuals for drug distribution. The group sold 15 types of drugs and shipped them across the globe— mostly to the US. They also hand-delivered products within Sweden, investigators explained. Chief Inspector Lars Johansson said “this is the largest drug case ever,” at a recent press conference. Many of the initial figures ... Read More »

Australia Sees Its Largest Data Breach in History

Australia has seen its largest data breach ever recently. Over a million medical and personal records belonging to Australian citizens has been found online. It happened that 1.28 million donor records contained in a 1.74 GB file were sent to security expert and operator of haveibeenpwned.com, Troy Hunt by an anonymous party on Tuesday. The anonymous source told Hunt that ... Read More »

Korea’s Fourth Largest Bank Tests Blockchain With Coinplug; Eyes Commercial Services

Coinplug, a bitcoin wallet service provider and infrastructure developer funded by billionaire investor Tim Draper in 2014, has partnered with South Korea’s fourth largest bank KB Kookmin to test its blockchain infrastructure’s cross-border payment efficiency. In December 2015, KB Kookmin and Coinplug established a memorandum of understanding (MOU), to form an official partnership and relationship in the investigation and implementation ... Read More »

The Largest Deepweb Child Porn Distributor Is the FBI

In a motion filed by assistant federal defender Peter Adolf, he argues that during the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s operation into the deepweb child pornography site “Playpen,” the FBI made the child pornography issue even worse. Similar motions claim that the FBI themselves distributed as many as 1 million pictures and videos of child pornography to more than 100,000 users ... Read More »

Sweden’s Largest Darknet Vendor Busted by Authorities

When it comes to drugs on the deepweb, both buyers and sellers share a similar concern: shipping. It’s the part of the exchange that likely takes place in the hands of government postal agencies and, if you’re shipping across borders, your country’s ever intrusive customs agency. Packages in the mail are what ultimately lead to the demise of Erkran, Sweden’s ... Read More »

Russia Arrests 50 People In The Bust Of The Largest Ever Hacking Ring

The Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Ministry of Interior carried out a nationwide raid in Russia where around 50 people had been arrested in part of a hacking ring that allegedly stole $25 million from financial institutions inside the country. The busts resulted not only in the arrest of people, Russian law enforcement authorities seized the computers, other electronic ... Read More »

Hackers Carrying Out Largest Theft Of Customer Data In US. History Facing Prison

Gery Shalon, Joshua Samuel Aaron, two hackers have been charged with arranging and executing massive cyber attacks against financial institutions, brokerage firms, financial news publishers in the United States. This includes the largest theft of customer data from a U.S. financial institution in history, which is the U.S. Financial Sector Hacks. The two man were also charged with the manipulation ... Read More »

Did The #2 Largest Dark Net Market, BlackBank, Exit Scammed?

Update: The exit scam is now confirmed. So, BlackBank market, one of the 3 current leading markets has been down for the past week or so for “security maintenance” (Does implementing a tumbler ring any sheep bells?) The most recent news posted on Blackbanks’ sub Reddit by blackbank_team, one of the market support staffer, seems to indicate that the admin, ... Read More »