13 Sep 2021

Poland Extradites Alleged Botnet Operator to US

Ukrainian national Glib Oleksandr Ivanov-Tolpintsev has been extradited to the United States and is facing charges associated with decrypting the credentials of thousands of computers across the world and selling them on dark web forums. Ivanov-Tolpintsev was initially arrested in Poland on October 3, 2020, however, he will now travel

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11 Aug 2021

1M Stolen Credit Cards Hit Dark Web for Free

Hundreds of thousands of active credit cards have hit the web for free. The incident is aimed at promoting AllWorld.Cards, a new cybercriminals’ dark website for selling payment credentials online. Threat actors have allegedly stolen and leaked the one million cards for free to advertise the site to other cybercriminals

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14 Jul 2021

US charges Greek national for selling insider trading subscriptions in the Dark Web

US prosecutors have charged Greek national Apostolos Trovias with offering insider trading services via the Dark Web. Trovias is facing criminal charges for a scheme to solicit and sell stock trading tips, including pre-release earnings and deal information, according to the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange

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14 Jun 2021

Global Police Close Record Number of Fake Pharma Sites

Over 110,000 fake websites and online marketplaces advertising fraudulent pharmaceuticals have been shut down as part of an international crackdown on fake pharma sites, according to the global policing organization Interpol. Interpol states that the operation, deemed Operation Pangea XIV, involved customs, law enforcement, and regulatory officers from 92 different

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25 May 2021

Russian dark web marketplace Hydra cryptocurrency transactions reached $1.37bn in 2020

Flashpoint and Chainalysis have released a joint report that investigated Hydra, a marketplace on the dark web. The report found that the marketplace’s transaction rates have surged, creating a thriving criminal ecosystem. Hydra has been known for the illegal sale of narcotics since its 2015 inception. However, Hydra now boasts

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07 Apr 2021

Man jailed for trying to buy chemical weapon online able to kill ‘hundreds’ of people

On Tuesday, the US Department of Justice announced that they had arrested and convicted a Missouri man for attempting to buy three 10ml vial batches of highly toxic chemical material through the dark web back in 2018. The man, Jason William Siesser, will spend 12 years in federal prison without

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04 Dec 2020

Darknet Drug Dealers Are Now Selling ‘Pfizer COVID Vaccines’

This week, the UK ordered 40 million doses of the recently approved Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, and the nation is on track to become the first in the world to make the medicine available for general use. In the next few days, hundreds of thousands of doses will be

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23 Sep 2020

179 Arrested in Massive Global Dark Web Takedown

In one of the biggest global dark web takedowns to date, 179 criminals were arrested across six different countries. Authorities seized 500 kilograms of drugs and $6.5 million in cash and cryptocurrency. The operation was announced this morning, however, it’s likely that the cybercrime group was operating since May 3

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03 Sep 2020

Darknet Moderator Jailed for 11 Years

Bryan Herrel, a Colorado native, has been sentenced to 11 years for his involvement in moderating disputes on an illegal darknet marketplace called AlphaBay. Herrell was hired by AlphaBay to mediate arguments between vendors and purchasers. However, the site facilitated hundreds of thousands of illegal transactions involving the sale of

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14 Jul 2020

Leaked Details of 142 Million MGM Hotel Guests Found for Sale on Dark Web

Last summer, the MGM Hotel chain was hit with a cyberattack that now appears to be more expansive than previously estimated. Researchers stumbled upon a database on a dark web market listing 142 million personal details from former guests at the MGM Resorts hotels. This is evidence that the data

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