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A Berlusconi Market moderator revealed that Berlusconi administrators had disappeared nearly two weeks ago, leaving the rest of the staff without access to the server or the administrative functions needed to fix a bug preventing users from actually logging into the market. Update: Unconfirmed sources have claimed that the market was seized on September 22. Hundreds of people have recently … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 4, 2019, 10:27 a.m.
Apollon Market launched a so-called “major update” to the marketplace that brought support for multiple languages, a number of OPSEC-related changes for buyers and for sellers, as well as a number of general usability improvements. In an announcement on Dread, the Apollon staff member wrote that they had added support for German and Italian languages in addition to English, making … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 3, 2019, 12:18 p.m.
Italian law enforcement announced the shutdown of Berlusconi Market and arrest of three individuals suspected of running the marketplace. The investigation into the market started in May and investigation into vendors on the marketplace is ongoing. In an early press release, the Guardia di Finanza announced the arrest of three suspected Berlusconi Market administrators and the seizure of Berlusconi Market. … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Nov. 7, 2019, 9 a.m.
The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Hugh Brian Haney had admitted laundering more than $19 million worth of drug money earned by selling controlled substances through Silk Road. According to court documents, Haney operated a vendor account under the username “Pharmville.” Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the SDNY announced that Haney … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Nov. 6, 2019, 8 a.m.
A number of darknet marketplaces are joining forces to prevent scammers “from hopping between markets” after getting caught scamming. The project is open for other qualified markets willing to cooperate by blacklisting scammers and voting on scam reports. In an a post on Dread, Monopoly Market, White House Market, and Darkmarket announced “The Darknet Collective.” Other marketplaces are encouraged to … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Nov. 10, 2019, 8 a.m.
A senior German law enforcement source claims that police DDoS attacked Dream Market in order to steer buyers to WSM before its takedown. read more
By Alex Nimoy - Nov. 10, 2019, 5:04 p.m.
Samsara Market has been offline for over 48 hours with no explanation from its admin. read more
By Alex Nimoy - Nov. 12, 2019, 5:34 p.m.