19 Dec 2022

Social Blade Confirms Data Breach Exposing PII on the Dark Web

Social Blade, a social media data analytics tool, has announced that it suffered from a data breach that occurred on December 14 and exposed personally identifiable information belonging to users. The data was identified for sale on the dark web, the company stated. Social Blade did not issue a public

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05 Dec 2022

Medibank hackers reportedly release all data on dark web

The hackers behind an attack on Medibank have released data allegedly stolen during the attack onto the dark web. The group claims that the files contain data belonging to 9.7 million customers. Medibank has confirmed that a total of six files of data were published, however, the data they contain

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29 Nov 2022

Binance CEO Warns Users to Be Vigilant as Dark Web Hackers Auction Off 500 Million Whatsapp Numbers

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has warned users of an upcoming wave of phishing scams as hackers are selling up-to-date mobile phone numbers of nearly 500 million WhatsApp users. In a tweet, Zhao, who goes by the name CZ on Twitter, said over 487 million WhatsApp phone numbers are for sale on

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18 Nov 2022

Crypto scammers are using black market identities to avoid detection: CertiK

Crypto scammers have been accessing a “cheap and easy” black market of individuals willing to put their name and face on fraudulent projects — all for the low price of $8.00, blockchain security firm CertiK has uncovered. These individuals, described by CertiK as “Professional KYC actors,” would, in some cases, voluntarily

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07 Nov 2022

US DOJ announces seizure of $3.36B in cryptocurrency

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday announced that law enforcement seized $3.36 billion of bitcoin from a man who “unlawfully obtained” over 50,000 bitcoin from darkweb market Silk Road over a decade ago. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York said that James Zhong of Gainesville, Georgia,

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05 Oct 2022

Malicious Tor Browser Installers Spread Via Darknet Video on YouTube

Cybersecurity researchers at Kaspersky have identified malicious browser installers spreading via a Youtube video explaining the Darknet. The channel that published the video boasts more than 180,000 subscribers, and has recently been found to be spreading malicious Tor Browser installers. The video in question has more than 64,000 and contains

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07 Sep 2022

Authorities Take Down Prolific WT1SHOP Cybercrime Marketplace

American and Portuguese authorities have reportedly taken down a notorious cybercrime marketplace on which sellers posted troves of stolen personal information that amassed millions of dollars over the years it was active. According to the US Department of Justice, the platform was one of the largest of its kind and

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30 Aug 2022

Receipt for €8M iOS Zero-Day Sale Pops Up on Dark Web

Security researchers have identified screenshots of a transaction between an unknown customer and Intellexa, a spyware company, in which the buyer paid €8 million to obtain access to a full-service zero-day remote control execution exploit. The transaction shows the zero-day exploit referred to as Nova Suite to the unknown buyer.

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15 Jul 2022

Cryptocurrency crash triggers crisis for dark web exchanges

The decline in the value of cryptocurrencies has created a cash rush that is pushing many underground exchanges to their breaking point. According to research from security company Cybersixgill, cybercriminals are looking to protect their pilfered funds by moving them from cryptocurrencies to fiat currencies, forcing some prominent underground exchanges toward

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10 May 2022

Researchers Find 31,000 FTSE 100 Logins on Dark Web

Security experts have warned the UK’s leading companies that their data may be unwillingly exposed to compromise after Outpost24 used its threat monitoring tool Blueliv to trawl cybercrime sites for breached credentials and found thousands of corporate emails on the dark web. The cybersecurity firm allegedly discovered over 31,000 usernames

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