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Coinhive Hacked and Launches New Opt-In Service

On October 23rd the JavaScript Monero mining service Coinhive had their Cloudflare account hacked. The hacker changed the DNS records on Coinhive’s Cloudflare account and were able to hijack all Coinhive accounts by getting thousands of sites to load a modified version of the coinhive.min.js script. This modified script forced thousands of sites that run Coinhive’s miner to begin mining ... Read More »

Man Sentenced to Community Service for Sharing Child Porn

Oliver R., sentenced only to 60 hours of community labor, distributed 2,558 pictures and 132 videos of child abuse on a darknet forum. His defense? He had “felt the urgent need for contact.” The so-called ”pedophile ring” on the darknet had accepted him, he told a Munich court on September 21. According to the news agencies that covered the story, ... Read More »

Loopix: New Anonymization Service?

We are living in times where governments and corporations are spying on internet users, and some countries are banning or threatening to weaken privacy enhancing technologies such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and encryption, and calling for more surveillance and data retention. Now more than ever internet users need technology which preserves their digital privacy rights. Currently there are only ... Read More »

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Examples Of Hidden Service Deanonymization

All have been disclosed and fixed A penetration tester under the name “UnhandledException,” with credit to “bl00d,” wrote an essay on hidden service deanonymization for DeepDotWeb in an effort to warn the community. In the wake of current situations and in preparation for future events, extra scrutinization is in high demand as new markets rise to fill the Alphabay and ... Read More »

Dark Web Child Porn Users Caught Using Clearnet File Sharing Service

Recent federal court documents show that multiple suspected board users of an unnamed DW child porn site have been reportedly ID’d by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). However, unlike the world-wide bust of almost 1000 users of the once-popular DW site “Playpen”, a site which was temporarily run by DHS and FBI agents for a fews days ... Read More »

New Commission-based Ransomware As A Service Available Free On Dark Web

Recently, researchers have uncovered a new ransomware as a service (RaaS), which would allow free access for wannabe hackers. The Dot ransomware operates on a commission-based strategy, offering cybercriminals free access to the software while splitting the profits 50/50 on successful attacks. Security researchers claim that the new ransomware came out on February 19, and it is available via a ... Read More »

Teenager Spends $18K on Marijuana from Darknet Markets, Gets Sentenced to Community Service

On January 20, Toby Charles William Fairall pleaded guilty to three marijuana crimes: importation, possession with intent to distribute, and involvement in the distribution of a Class-B drug. The 19-year-old, according to the prosecutor, studied both marijuana and the darknet for months if not longer, before making 26 purchases. Authorities intercepted a package in December 2015, and after Fairall had ... Read More »

Lavabit Relaunches Encrypted E-mail Service

Lavabit is relaunching it’s encrypted e-mail service, after having been shut down since 2013. The company shut down it’s encrypted e-mail service to avoid complying with a request by federal law enforcement that would have compromised user privacy. Whistleblower Edward Snowden was a user of Lavabit’s e-mail service at the time, and the FBI had requested Lavabit’s encryption key. “The ... Read More »

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US Postal Service Calls for Cybercrime and Darknet Investigators in Latest Job Listing

In September 2016, Senator Rob Portman delivered a briefing to members of the Senate regarding a bill aimed at ending darknet drug trafficking through the mail. Throughout the year, we have repeatedly seen the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) credited in darknet drug trafficking cases. And, at least in the United States, the United States Postal Service (USPS) unknowingly ... Read More »

EnergyControl Drug Testing Service launch Its International Site

Energy Control is a Spanish harm reduction project for recreational drug users. Since 1997, they have developed harm reduction projects and, since then, they have been recognized and acknowledged by local, national and European institutions. Their Drug Checking Service, originally focused on Spanish drug users, is a pioneer project that provides identification and quantification of drug samples destined for personal ... Read More »

Belgian Sentenced To Community Service For Ordering Weapons Of War

A 37-year-old man from Herent, Belgium was sentenced to 80 hours of community service for possessing and ordering weapons of war from the dark net. According to court documents, the 37-year-old man had seen the news about the ongoing war in Syria and the possible consequences of it on Belgium. He wanted to protect himself and his family, according to ... Read More »

Dutch National Prosecution Service and police launch Hidden Service in global Darknet enforcement operation

New scare tactic – Reposted from the dutch prosecution site – The Dutch National Prosecution Service and police launched a so called Hidden Service on the darknet today. The set up took place within the framework of ‘Operation Hyperion’. This first global Darknet marketplace enforcement operation ever, was conducted 22 to 28 October. Hidden Service Via the Hidden Service, an ... Read More »

Corrupt Secret Service Agent Has a Frivolous Appeal, Says His Lawyer

Shaun Bridges, the corrupt Secret Service agent involved in the Silk Road case, may be losing his third lawyer as his situation grows bleaker. His current lawyer claims the latest appeal by Bridges is frivolous and wishes to withdraw herself from the case. Bridges was sentenced to serve 6 years in a federal prison in December 2015 after pleading guilty ... Read More »

Cerber Ransomware Service Offered On Dark Web Forum

According to Sensecy, a cyber intelligence company, Cerber, a ransomware popular in the Eastern block of Europe, is offered as a service on Russian dark web forums. According to Malwarebytes Labs’ analysis, Cerber is the first ransomware, which is targeting Apple’s OS X. It has been discovered that the virus has customizable options too, for example, it does not load ... Read More »

Corrupt Silk Road Secret Service Agent Arrested – Again

Shaun Bridges (33), the crooked Secret Service agent who stole money while he was supposed to investigate the Silk Road Marketplace, has been arrested again. He was arrested on Jan 28 at his home in Laurel, Maryland. It was just a day before he was supposed to turn himself in to serve the 71 months sentence, which was ruled on ... Read More »