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More than a week after Dread went down for maintenance, HugBunter’s deadman switch was triggered, indicating that the owner of the largest darkweb forum no longer had control over the forum or his own equipment. His staff, in a message on the Dread homepage, said to assume the worst. Dread, the darkweb’s version of Reddit, has been offline for nine … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Sept. 27, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Darkweb vendors have issued warnings to other vendors and members of darkweb forums about upcoming changes to the United States Postal Service’s Aviation Mail Security initiative that prohibit certain packages from entering the mail steam through Blue Boxes and Post Office mail slots. The Postal Service is modifying its Aviation Mail Security initiative to prohibit stamped mail pieces or stamped … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Sept. 28, 2019, 12:40 p.m.
A 43 year old man from Pforzheim, Germany is suspected of running a dark web child pornography forum from a server located in his home since 2015. The man has been indicted by the cybercrime department of the Mannheim public prosecutor’s office. The defendant and the other members of the forum used the forum to exchange child abuse and exploitation … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Nov. 4, 2019, 11:47 a.m.
In an effort to cut down on the use of phishing links and to simplify the verification of mirror addresses for darkweb marketplaces, Dark.fail issued new listing guidelines detailing the requirements for a verified status on Dark.fail. The new guidelines give markets one month to comply. DarkDotFail, the administrator of dark.fail, contacted appropriate parties (and posted publicly on Dread and … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 30, 2019, 11:52 a.m.
Security guides from various Internet criminal communities aren’t all that uncommon. Over the years we have seen such guides posted onto drug forums, hacking forums, extremism forums, and well child abuse forums. Two weeks ago on one of the larger forums an account posted a security guide that is catered towards Internet child abuse offenders. This one specifically is an … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 30, 2019, noon
The Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force, a task force with an active presence on darkweb forums and marketplaces, reportedly identified yet another darkweb vendor. The task force, after identifying some darkweb vendors, adds the vendor’s name to the “Identified Vendors” list on the task force’s onion service. According to the updated list of identified NorCal vendors, the Northern … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 25, 2019, 2:51 p.m.
Joker’s Stash Marketplace, an infamous dark web platform has taken a bold initiative to expand its offering and upgraded its infrastructure despite the obvious threat from the FBI. According to the Insikt Group, Joker’s Stash marketplace which is widely known for the offerings of stolen credit cards has expanded its offering to contain a large volume of Personal Identifiable Information … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 30, 2019, 3:16 p.m.