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A Third of All Dark Web Domains Are Now V3 Onion Sites

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Record: Throughout 2020 and 2021, the Tor anonymity network has gone through a major change as the Tor software team has released a new version of its software that updated how .onion domains look and work. More specifically, the Tor Project has done away with 16-character-long .onion domains, also known as v2 addresses, and replaced them with 56-character-long domains, known as v3. The move, driven by a need to improve the Tor network's privacy, secu...
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Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis to sell everything from masks and ventilators to a way to take over a political website for the purposes of 'raising panic'

Three cybersecurity firms recently released reports showing what virus-related goods are being advertised on the dark web. "Medical equipment is in incredibly high demand," says one researcher, who has documented masks listed for sale by the hundreds or thousands, and at a high premium.  Other listings hawk serums, supposedly virus-infected blood, and anti-malarial drugs. In one of the most unusual finds, researchers found a post claiming to auction off access to a politically themed US websit...
Tags: UK, New York, New York City, Israel, US, Trends, United States, Pakistan, Arizona, Trump, HMR, Turnage, IntSights, Russia North Korea China, Sixgill, Mark Turnage


Infected blood, fake coronavirus serums, and hospital ventilators are all for sale on the dark web

Three cybersecurity firms recently released reports showing what virus-related goods are being advertised on the dark web. "Medical equipment is in incredibly high demand," says one researcher, who has documented masks listed for sale by the hundreds or thousands, and at a high premium.  Other listings hawk serums, supposedly virus-infected blood, and anti-malarial drugs. In one of the most unusual finds, researchers found a post claiming to auction off access to a politically themed US websit...
Tags: UK, New York, New York City, Israel, US, Trends, United States, Pakistan, Arizona, Trump, HMR, Turnage, IntSights, Russia North Korea China, Sixgill, Mark Turnage