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The Internet's Biggest Darknet Just Got Taken Down

One of the internet’s largest forums for criminal activity, has been seized and the man believed to be its operator has been arrested, European authorities announced Tuesday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cybercrime, Dark Web, Dark Net, Digital Dragnet

Dark web vendors are selling shady coronavirus 'vaccines' for $300, and there's been an uptick in listings since the FDA authorized Pfizer's shot

The arrival of coronavirus vaccines means people have started hawking so-called "vaccines" on the Dark Web. CHRIS JACKSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Researchers at security company Check Point have found suspect COVID-19 vaccines for sale on the dark web for up to $300. While they did not verify whether the vaccines offered were fake or genuine, the shots appear highly unlikely to be real. Check Point's head of product research told Business Insider there was a notable uptick in the amount ...
Tags: US, Trends, Ibm, Fda, Dark Web, Pfizer, Vaccine, Overhaul, Europol, Business Insider, Check Point, Chris Jackson, Check Point Software, Tech Insider, Moderna, Sinovac

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For the past few years, some of the biggest stories on TechCrunch have come from you. We’ve revealed internal employee battles at some of the world’s biggest tech companies, reported on unexpected layoffs during the pandemic, uncovered safety violations, seen how Facebook paid teens to snoop on their private data, revealed a major hack that a company tried to cover up, and exposed workplace discrimination, secretive startups and government wrongdoing. We have been able to report on these importa...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Tech, Computing, Dark Web, Free Software, Whistleblowing, Freedom Of The Press Foundation, Internet Traffic, Securedrop, nonprofit Freedom of the Press Foundation

Study suggests most "dark web" users are not engaging in illicit activities

Despite its reputation as a tool for criminals, only a small percentage of Tor users were actually going to the dark web.The rate was higher in free countries and lower in countries with censored internet access. The findings are controversial, and may be limited by their methodology to be general assumptions. Various parts of the internet have earned stereotypes about how people use them. Some of these are warranted, and some are mere caricatures. Perhaps no section of the internet is less ple...
Tags: Google, Security, Facebook, Crime, Internet, China, Web, Tor, Tor network, United States, Innovation, Dark Web, Bing, Virginia Tech, Freedom House, Eric Jardine

DOJ says it seized over $1 billion in bitcoin from the Silk Road drugs marketplace

Two days ago, about $1 billion worth of bitcoin that had sat dormant since the seizure of the Silk Road marketplace in 2013, one of the biggest underground drug websites on the dark web, suddenly changed hands. Who took it? Mystery over. It was the U.S. government. In a statement Thursday, the Justice Department confirmed it had seized the 70,000 bitcoins generated in revenue from drug sales on the Silk Web marketplace from a hacker, known as “Individual X,” who moved the cryptocurrency from Sil...
Tags: Security, Silk Road, Internet, Tech, United States, Computing, Dark Web, Department Of Justice, Free Software, Doj, Ross Ulbricht, Justice Department, Cryptocurrency, U.s. Government, Ulbricht, David Anderson

Should You Use a 'Dark Web Scan' to Protect Your Identity?

Identity theft is such a growing problem that it’s become almost routine—Marriott, MyFitness Pal, LinkedIn, Zynga, and even Equifax (of all places) have had high-profile online data breaches in recent years, affecting hundreds of millions of people. To help combat this problem, Experian and other companies are…Read more...
Tags: Privacy, Social Security, Marriott, Dark Web, Lifehacks, Identity fraud, Phishing, Credit Card Fraud, Identity Theft, Data Security, Equifax, LinkedIn Zynga

A cybersecurity firm found a hacker selling personal data on 186 million US voters. It warned the data 'can easily be used for geo-targeted disinformation campaigns.'

Voter registration information is available publicly — but the hacker used other stolen data to match email addresses with voter rolls and sell it off as a package. Motortion/Getty Images A cybersecurity company has found a hacker offering to sell data about the political affiliations of nearly 200 million American voters.  Trustwave said the hacker was selling data that included the names, addresses, age, gender, and political affiliation of 186 million voters. They were also selling a la...
Tags: Security, Technology, Russia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Tech, Iran, Data, Cybersecurity, South Africa, Dark Web, Hacker, Data Privacy, Trustwave, US Election

A dark web police sting led to 179 arrests and 500 kilograms of drugs seized

Cocaine was among the drugs seized. Shutterstock An international police sting targeting dark web sellers has led to 179 arrests. A total of 500 kilograms of drugs, $6.5 million, and 64 firearms were seized. FBI Director Chris Wray said the bust came at a critical time, as the pandemic has come with a spike in opioid overdoses. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An international police sting has led to the arrest of almost 180 dark web vendors.Called Operation DisrupTor, t...
Tags: Europe, Drugs, Germany, US, Trends, Fbi, Ohio, Dark Web, Europol, Wray, Dutch National Police, Christopher Wray, European Cybercrime Center, Tech Insider, Chris Wray, Isobel Asher Hamilton

Lawmakers Ask For Drug-trafficking Information On Dark Web

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire is asking the U.S. attorney general’s office and the FBI for a progress report on illegal drug trafficking, particularly of fentanyl and other opioids, on a hidden part of the internet known as the dark web. Hassan was joined by fellow Democrat U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of California, and Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, of Texas, in a letter Tuesday asking for information regarding the work of the Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enf...
Tags: California, California News, Fbi, New Hampshire, Dark Web, Justice Department, Concord, N H AP, Hassan, Jeff Sessions, Opioids, Sen Maggie Hassan, U S Sen Dianne Feinstein, Republican U S Sen John Cornyn of Texas

Cyber threat startup Cygilant hit by ransomware

Cygilant, a threat detection cybersecurity company, has confirmed a ransomware attack. Christina Lattuca, Cygilant’s chief financial officer, said in a statement that the company was “aware of a ransomware attack impacting a portion of Cygilant’s technology environment.” “Our Cyber Defense and Response Center team took immediate and decisive action to stop the progression of the attack. We are working closely with third-party forensic investigators and law enforcement to understand the full n...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Boston, Massachusetts, Tech, Malware, Hack, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Dark Web, Crimes, Cyberattacks, Emsisoft, Cygilant

Instacart blames reused passwords for account hacks, but customers are still without basic two-factor security

Online shopping service Instacart says reused passwords are to blame for a recent spate of account breaches, which saw personal data belonging to hundreds of thousands of Instacart customers stolen and put up for sale on the dark web. The company published a statement late on Thursday saying its investigation showed that Instacart “was not compromised or breached,” but pointed to credential stuffing, where hackers take lists of usernames and passwords stolen from other breached sites and brut...
Tags: Google, Security, Ecommerce, Tech, Data Breach, Canada, Password, Dark Web, Password Manager, Instacart, Data Security, Computer Security, BuzzFeed News, Multi-factor Authentication, Credential Stuffing, Lyndsey Grubbs

Decrypted: iOS 13.5 jailbreak, FBI slams Apple, VCs talk cybersecurity

It was a busy week in security. Newly released documents shown exclusively to TechCrunch show that U.S. immigration authorities used a controversial cell phone snooping technology known as a “stingray” hundreds of times in the past three years. Also, if you haven’t updated your Android phone in a while, now would be a good time to check. That’s because a brand-new security vulnerability was found — and patched. The bug, if exploited, could let a malicious app trick a user into thinking they’re u...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Android, Security, Startups, Mobile, Privacy, Tech, Cisco, Smartphones, Data Breach, Encryption, Cryptography, Fbi, Cybercrime, Dark Web

The darknet – a wild west for fake coronavirus ‘cures’? The reality is more complicated (and regulated)

By James Martin The coronavirus pandemic has spawned reports of unregulated health products and fake cures being sold on the dark web. These include black market PPE, illicit medications such as the widely touted “miracle” drug chloroquine, and fake COVID-19 “cures” including blood supposedly from recovered coronavirus patients. These dealings have once again focused public attention on this little-understood section […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Dark Web, James Martin, Views

5 Places Where Hackers Are Stealthily Stealing Your Data In 2019

Skyrocketing data breaches bring incalculable losses to organizations and can cost cybersecurity executives their jobs. Here we examine the top five places in 2019 where cybercriminals are stealing corporate and government data without ever getting noticed and then learn how to avoid falling victim to unscrupulous attackers. 1. Misconfigured Cloud Storage 48% of all corporate data is [Author: [email protected] (The Hacker News)]
Tags: Tech, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Cyber Criminal, Data Protection, Dark Web, Cloud Server, Amazon AWS, Deep Web, Mobile Api Security

American Cancer Society’s online store infected with credit card stealing malware

The American Cancer Society’s online store has become the latest victim of credit card stealing malware. Security researcher Willem de Groot found the malware on the organization’s store website, buried in obfuscated code designed to look like legitimate analytics code. The code was designed to scrape credit card payments from the page, like similar attacks targeting British Airways, Ticketmaster, AeroGarden, and Newegg. The attackers, known as Magecart, use their stolen credit card numbers to s...
Tags: Security, Tech, Spokesperson, E-commerce, Economy, Malware, Online Shopping, Moscow, Dark Web, Credit Card, Financial Services, American Cancer Society, Payment Card, Willem de Groot, British Airways Ticketmaster AeroGarden, TechCrunch Trend Micro

Modesto Man ‘DrFrosty’ Sentenced To 5 Years For Distributing Meth On Dark Web

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A 37-year-old Modesto man was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison Thursday for selling methamphetamine over the dark web. Court documents show federal agents investigated Omar Isho as the operator of the dark web vendor account “DrFrosty.” DrFrosty sold methamphetamine on marketplaces including the Dream Market, Empire Market, and Silk Road 3.1. While undercover, the federal agents bought meth from DrFrosty and were sent the methamphetamine hidden inside jigsaw p...
Tags: Crime, News, Local, Sacramento, Dark Web, Modesto, Isho, Omar Isho, Dream Market Empire Market and Silk Road, DrFrosty

Feds Shut Down Largest Dark Web Child Abuse Site; South Korean Admin Arrested

The United States Department of Justice said today that they had arrested hundreds of criminals in a global crackdown after taking down the largest known child porn site on the dark web and tracing payments made in bitcoins. With an international coalition of law enforcement agencies, federal officials have arrested the administrator of the child sexual abuse site, 23-year-old Jong Woo Son of [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Tech, Fbi, Law Enforcement, Dark Web, Website Security, Swati Khandelwal, United States Department of Justice, Deep Web, Onion Routing, Onion Network, Jong Woo Son, hide IP address

Your personal data is for sale on the dark web. Here’s how much it costs

A newly published report from VPNOverview shows how much your personal information is worth on the dark web. It includes price breakdowns for different kinds of data, and the results aren't pretty.
Tags: News, Trends, Web, Cybersecurity, Computing, Personal Data, Dark Web, Identity Theft, Personal Data Theft, VPNOverview

Justice Dept. says it’s taken down ‘world’s largest’ child exploitation sites on the dark web

The Justice Department says it’s dismantled one of the largest child exploitation sites on the dark web. With the help of international partners in the U.K. and South Korea, U.S. prosecutors have brought charges against a South Korean citizen, Jong Woo Son, for conspiracy to advertise, product, and distribute child abuse imagery. Son was charged in August 2018 but the indictment was only unsealed Wednesday. NBC News was first to report the indictments. The site contained more than 200,000 unique...
Tags: Security, South Korea, Government, Nbc News, Tech, United Kingdom, Dark Web, Son, Department Of Justice, Indictment, Justice Department, Justice Dept, Brian A Benczkowski, Jong Woo Son

Reports: Police Bust Deep Dot Web, Saying It Made Millions Off Referral Links to Dark Web Markets

The FBI working in conjunction with authorities in multiple nations has arrested several individuals in connection with their involvement in Deep Dot Web, a website that allegedly profiteered by taking commissions on referral links to dark web markets, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday. It has also seized domains…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Affiliate Marketing, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Law Enforcement, Bitcoin, Dark Web, Doj, Cryptocurrency, Deep Dot Web, Deepdotweb

FBI has seized Deep Dot Web and arrested its administrators

The FBI have arrested several people suspected of involvement in running Deep Dot Web, a website for facilitating access to dark web sites and marketplaces. Two suspects were arrested in Tel Aviv and Ashdod, according to Israel’s Tel Aviv Police, which confirmed the arrests in a statement earlier in the day, Local media first reported the arrests. Arrests were also made in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Brazil. Deep Dot Web is said to have made millions of dollars in commission by offerin...
Tags: Travel, Security, New York, Internet, France, Germany, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, Spokesperson, Fbi, United States, Netherlands, Computing, Brazil, Dark Web

Europol Shuts Down Two Major Illegal 'Dark Web' Trading Platforms

Europol announced the shut down of two prolific dark web marketplaces—Wall Street Market and Silkkitie (also known as Valhalla)—in simultaneous global operations against underground websites for trading drugs, stolen credit card numbers, malicious software, and other illegal goods. Police in western Germany has also arrested three men who were allegedly running Wall Street Market, the world's [Author: [email protected] (Wang Wei)]
Tags: Germany, Tech, Hacking News, Tor network, Fbi, Dark Web, Europol, Wang Wei, Valhalla, Deep Web, Dark Web Marketplace, Hacking Forum, Cybercriminals, Underground hacking, Drug Market, Silkkitie

How German and US authorities took down the owners of darknet drug emporium Wall Street Market

The major darknet marketplace known as the Wall Street Market have been seized and its alleged operators arrested in a joint operation between European and U.S. authorities. Millions in cash, cryptocurrency, and other assets were collected, and the markets shut down. How investigators tied these anonymity-obsessed individuals to the illegal activities is instructive. The three men accused of running Wall Street Market (WSM), one of the larger hidden service markets operating via the Tor netwo...
Tags: Startups, Wtf, Government, Germany, US, Pgp, Tor, Bitcoin, Reddit, Vpn, Dark Web, Frost, Doj, Darknet, Europol, Cryptocurrency

When it comes to elections, Facebook moves slow, may still break things

This week, Facebook invited a small group of journalists — which didn’t include TechCrunch — to look at the “war room” it has set up in Dublin, Ireland, to help monitor its products for election-related content that violates its policies. (“Time and space constraints” limited the numbers, a spokesperson told us when he asked why we weren’t invited.) Facebook announced it would be setting up this Dublin hub — which will bring together data scientists, researchers, legal and community team memb...
Tags: Security, Social, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, California, India, Israel, Time, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, Spain

Rep Delaney Cybersecurity Cabinet Position – What Your Tax Info Is Worth on NH Today WGIR-AM: [04/22/2019]

Rep Delaney Cybersecurity Cabinet Position – What Your Tax Info Is Worth on NH Today WGIR-AM: [04/22/2019] DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT Subscribe to iTunes ...
Tags: Google, North Korea, Russia, US, Sem, Cyber, Dark Web, Jack, March, Craig, Wells Fargo, Erin, Trump, Don, Soviet Union, Delaney

Round 4 — Hacker Puts 26 Million New Accounts Up For Sale On Dark Web

A hacker who was selling details of nearly 890 million online accounts stolen from 32 popular websites in three separate rounds has now put up a fourth batch of millions of records originating from 6 other sites for sale on the dark web. The Hacker News today received a new email from the Pakistani hacker, who goes by online alias Gnosticplayers and previously claimed to have hacked dozens of [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Tech, Hacking News, Cyber Security, Data Breach, Dark Web, Data Security, Swati Khandelwal, Deep Web, Pakistan Hackers

Microsoft’s M12 Leads $21M Round for Spycloud’s Security Software

Austin—Spycloud, an Austin cybersecurity startup, has raised $21 million.The funding round was led by M12, the venture fund of tech company Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). New investor Altos Ventures and existing investors Silverton Partners and March Capital Partners also participated.Spycloud, which was founded three years ago, makes software that prevents hackers from taking over professional and personal accounts online. The startup identifies vulnerable accounts and passwords and then notifies t...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Microsoft, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, Cisco, E-commerce, IP, Malware, People, Cybersecurity, Online, Vc

1 million StreetEasy accounts have been hacked

Roughly a million StreetEasy accounts have been hacked and their information put up for sale on the dark web, the company confirmed Tuesday evening.
Tags: Technology, New York City, Hack, Data Breach, Radio, Hacking, Hackers, Dark Web, Zillow, Industry News, News Brief, StreetEasy

One million StreetEasy accounts have been hacked

Roughly a million StreetEasy accounts have been hacked and their information put up for sale on the dark web, the company confirmed Tuesday evening.
Tags: Technology, New York City, Hack, Data Breach, Radio, Hacking, Hackers, Dark Web, Zillow, Industry News, News Brief, StreetEasy

Over 92 Million New Accounts Up for Sale from More Unreported Breaches

All these numbers…. "More than 5 billion records from 6,500 data breaches were exposed in 2018" — a report from Risk Based Security says. "More than 59,000 data breaches have been reported across the European since the GDPR came into force in 2018" — a report from DLA Piper says. …came from data breaches that were reported to the public, but in reality, more than half of all data breaches [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Tech, Hacking News, Cyber Security, Data Breach, Dark Web, Password Hacking, Dla Piper, Swati Khandelwal, Deep Web, Dream Market, Data Breached, Password List