darknet

darknet

Reddit Bans Subreddits Dedicated to Dark Web Drug Markets and Selling Guns

Reddit announced new changes to its content policy, which led to the end of r/DarkNetMarkets and other communities dedicated to discussing potentially illegal activities.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.21.18
Hacking

Meet the Hacker Who Busts Child Pornographers on the Dark Net

Einar Otto Stangvik talks with us about online child pornography, self-developed hacking tools, the police who ran the abusive sites—and why he comes up with the best ideas while dreaming.
Daniel Mützel
11.8.17
gone phishing

An Elaborate Darknet Phishing Scam Is the Top Google Result for Basic Bitcoin Tutorials

“This is probably the best phishing scam I’ve ever seen.”
Jordan Pearson
8.30.17
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
encrypt everything

Wikipedians Want to Put Wikipedia on the Dark Web

They're concerned about more than just surveillance.
Louise Matsakis
6.7.17
Drugs

Someone Accessed Silk Road Operator’s Account While Ross Ulbricht Was in Jail

Six weeks after Ross Ulbricht was arrested for running the Silk Road drug market, someone logged in as 'Dread Pirate Roberts.'
Jason Koebler
12.2.16
crime

FBI: We Shut Down the Worst Part of a Child Porn Site Before Our Sting Operation

In February 2015, the FBI took control of a child pornography site, and ran it from a government server. But an FBI agent says they did close one of the most egregious sections straight away.
Joseph Cox
10.7.16
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

Someone Is Selling Cracked Bitcoin Forum Passwords

A daily reminder to change your passwords.
Jordan Pearson
9.8.16
crime

Why Aren’t Illegal Wildlife Traders Using the Dark Web?

Unlike those who trade in narcotics, wildlife trackers are sticking to surface sites like Craigslist.
Louise Matsakis
3.2.16
News

Coffee Could Make Buying Drugs on the Dark Web Safer

Coffee is just another drug, after all.
Jordan Pearson
10.2.15
News

Livestreaming Torture Is the Dark Web's Favorite Hoax

This weekend, hoaxers said they would livestream the torture and murder of seven ISIS terrorists.
Jason Koebler
8.31.15