17 Mar 2020

An Executive Review of new USG Guidelines for Dark Web Intelligence Collection

In February, the Department of Justice’s Cybersecurity Unit published a document that focuses on the risks practitioners face when gathering intelligence from online sources like the Darknet and what the ramifications of certain actions are when performing intelligence collection. The publication highlights several hypothetical situations in which the practitioner may face legal consequences for missteps when interacting with Darknet sellers and obtaining information from these forums.  

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14 Feb 2020

Ohio man arrested for running Bitcoin mixing service that laundered $300 million

US law enforcement and agencies have arrested an Ohio man who ran a Bitcoin mixer service on the dark web that aided cybercriminals in disguising the origin of Bitcoin transactions. The man, Larry Harmon of Akron, Ohio, will be prosecuted in a three-count indictment for operating Helix, which was located

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30 Jan 2020

Wawa Breach May Have Affected More Than 30 Million Customers

Popular gas and convenience chain Wawa was hacked in December, and it has been revealed that over 30 million customers’ payment information may be for sale on the dark web marketplace named Joker’s Stash. The US victims’ information was found this week, suggesting that the original victim count was way

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18 Oct 2019

Fake Russian Tor browser purloins $40,000 in Bitcoin from dark web shoppers

A malicious Russian clone of the Tor browser that can be used to visit sites on the dark web has stolen close to $40,000 in Bitcoin from unsuspecting users, researchers with ESET have discovered. The malicious browsers was advertised on Russian forums as the official Russian language version of Tor.

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10 Sep 2019

European police arrest Dark Web counterfeit currency traders

European law enforcement agencies have taken down the second-largest known counterfeit currency network operating on the dark web, Europol announced on Monday. Five individuals suspected of participating in the creation and distribution of fake currency were recently arrested by Portuguese police. In addition, a total of €1.3 million (around $1.43

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07 Jun 2019

Hackers take aim at Fortune 500 companies on the Dark Web

Bromium has released a new study on the dark web cybercrime economy, which indicates that underground web listings selling information that could damage major companies increased by 20% since 2016. The biggest global enterprises are especially popular targets, with 4 out of 10 threat actors on the dark web offering

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09 May 2019

FBI has seized Deep Dot Web and arrested its administrators

The FBI has seized Deep Dot Web, a website that facilitated access to market places on the dark web used for the exchange of illicit goods and services. Authorities in Israel, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil have arrested people suspected of operating the website. The administrators of the Deep

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08 May 2019

The Dark Web is Smaller Than You Think

New research by Recorded Future suggests that the Dark Web is far smaller than is generally believed. Rather than comprising an endless collection of obscure websites, the number of live domains on the Tor Dark Web amounts to less than 0.005% of accessible websites on the surface web. In order

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24 Apr 2019

Another dark web marketplace bites the dust –Wall Street Market

Dark web marketplace Wall Street Market (WSM) has shut down in typical underground fashion by pulling an exit scam on its users. The website’s admins have disappeared, taking $14.2 million in user funds with them. The shutdown happened about a week before Dream Market, the largest marketplace on the dark

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27 Mar 2019

Global police arrest dozens of people in dark web sting

A collaborate effort by 60 law enforcement experts from the US, Canada as well as 17 European countries and the European organizations Eurojust and Europol, has resulted in the arrests of 61 people believed to have been involved in the exchange of illicit goods and services on dark web market

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