Dark Net

cybercrime

Hackers Threaten to Dump Insurance Files Related to 9/11 Attacks

The Dark Overlord appears to be trying to capitalize on conspiracy theories about the September 11 attacks.
Joseph Cox
12.31.18
identity theft

Children’s Personal Data and SSNs Are Being Sold on the Dark Web

The data includes names, phone numbers, addresses, and Social Security Numbers.
Joseph Cox
12.21.18
underground

NSO Group Employee Allegedly Stole Company’s Powerful Spyware for Personal Profit

NSO sells its potent iPhone malware to governments, including Mexico and the United Arabs Emirates. But according to a newly released indictment, a disgruntled employee stole the company's code and tried to sell it for $50 million worth of cryptocurrency.
Joseph Cox
7.5.18
unmasked

Feds Pose as Cryptocurrency Money Launderer to Bust Alleged Dark Web Dealers

In a novel investigative strategy, rather than just following the money, investigators went undercover as someone converting Bitcoin into cash, exploiting a financial bottleneck faced by dark web criminals.
Joseph Cox
6.27.18
Wikipedia

There’s Now a Dark Web Version of Wikipedia

People living under censorious regimes can use it to surf Wikipedia.
Jordan Pearson
11.24.17
The Dark Net

Police Can Hurt Dark Net Drug Rings by Leaving Dealers Bad Reviews, Study Suggests

A seller's reputation goes a long way on the dark net.
Jacob Dubé
8.12.17
crime

New Details Suggest Rogue Government Agent Deleted Evidence in Silk Road Case

An unknown agent known only as ‘notwonderful’ appears to have been selling information about the Silk Road investigation back to the website’s operator.
Jason Koebler & Sarah Jeong
11.29.16
News

How a Hacker Can Steal Monero, a Cryptocurrency More Anonymous Than Bitcoin

Thankfully, the issue's been fixed for most users.
Jordan Pearson
9.20.16
News

Meet Monero, the Currency Dark Net Dealers Hope Is More Anonymous Than Bitcoin

Dark net drug dealers want a currency more anonymous than bitcoin, and Monero is gaining a bit of traction.
Jordan Pearson
8.23.16
crime

There Might Still Be Crooked Cops from the Silk Road Investigation

In the last month, two crooked federal agents embedded inside the Silk Road investigation were sentenced to prison, but they may not have been alone.
Sarah Jeong
12.14.15
uk

The Random Darknet Shopper Bot Is Back, Doing Its Christmas Shopping in London

After being seized by Swiss police earlier this year, your favorite consumerist bot is back online for a new exhibition.
Jason Koebler
11.26.15
Bitcoin

In 2012, Ross Ulbricht Apparently Asked for Help Recovering 40,000 Lost Bitcoins

And it worked!
Joseph Cox
11.2.15
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