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Tutorial for Dead Droppers

If you are reading this article, you might have decided to take on a profitable but risky job. A work of a dead dropper requires high levels of responsibility, intelligence and toughness. It is surely not an easy job and you have to work hard to achieve success and avoid punishment. If you are a drug user, are willing to ... Read More »

Russian drug kingpin Alexandre Sitnikov arrested

Viktor Ivanov, the head of The Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation (FDCS), met diplomats from 46 countries and gave them information about drug dealers. Names and addresses of these criminals were identified during special operation “Mosaic”. The list includes 1,500 names, 1,180 are citizens of the USA. According to LEA the criminal community consisted of about 10,000 ... Read More »

Hackers and scammers of Russian darknet

Russian darknet was pretty shaken in 2017: top marketplace RAMP was closed, Russian Silkroad merged with Hydra market, and one of the oldest drugs forums Rutor was sold to new owners. Competition between main marketplaces led to using DDoS attacks and provocations. The same tendency persists in 2018 – servers are periodically offline, several markets have exit scammed or are ... Read More »

Personal Data Protection in Russia

On July 1, 2017 new amendments on personal data came into legal effect in Russian legislation. They dictate new rules on processing and storage personal data, and impose additional requirements on service providers. At the present moment Russian IT infrastructure migrates to cloud storages. As is in European countries this tendency is enforced by legislation, specifically Federal Law 152 “Personal ... Read More »

Business from the inside out: Dropper

Who are droppers? If you need to cash an ATM card or withdraw money from a bank account you cannot do without a dropper. It is surely possible to hire a newbie, who knows nothing about responsibilities and the specificity of this activity. In this case you can pay him a penny but you can run into problems. The thing ... Read More »

How does a state spy on citizens?

On the air of radio station “Echo Moscow”, Gennady Gudkov, the colonel of the Federal Security Service of Russia shared his ideas on how a state spies upon its citizens. Laboratory Kaspersky recently published a report about finding a large server grouping which might be connected with the National Security Agency of the USA. This grouping implemented software tracking tools ... Read More »

Gold rush: why mining in Georgia is so profitable?

Cryptocurrencies rush has embraced the whole world – digital money allows people to invest, pay for goods, services and surely earn. Interest in them is stimulated by an unprecedented rising cost. Today, bitcoin is the first and most popular cryptocurrency, it emerged in 2009 and was widely used as a means of payment already in a year. The cryptocurrencies rush ... Read More »

Business from the inside out: drugs packer

A young man who worked as a drugs packer agreed to have an anonymous talk with a journalist of Properm.ru. He talked about the Perm (a Russian city) segment of darknet marketplaces, and dangers he had faced and how his wife reacted to this work. – How did you get into this business? – I never planned to join in, ... Read More »

Internet users will go to darknet In Russia

Since November 1, a law regulating usage of VPN services and anonymizers in Russia is in full force. For Internet users it has become more difficult to get out of any Russian censorship. “Novaya Gazeta” interviewed Artem Kozlyuk in order to find out how the new act works and how users “survive” in harsh circumstances. Kozlyuk is the head of ... Read More »

Lurk and WannaCry created by FSS

Konstantin Kozlovsky, a Russian hacker, claims that Federal Security Service of Russia (FSS) curated the creation of the viruses WannaCry and Lurk. He was arrested in 2016 along with 40 other hackers who are believed to be members of the group Lurk. At the moment Konstantin is the main suspect indicted in the criminal case of the group. He also ... Read More »

Drugs and weapons: what is sold on Russian dark web?

How are drugs and weapons sold? How much do they cost? How can you buy a safari to Donetsk People’s Republic (region of Ukraine)? We researched the Russian dark web and talked to its active users in order to answer these questions. Drugs The sale of Drugs is one of the main reasons for dark web popularity. A lot of ... Read More »

How do Russians run business on darknet?

Dmitry Nosov, a leader of the Russian social public organization “Antidealer”, said during the interview to a radio station: “We have a very important task – to bring drugs trafficking back to the streets, away from the Internet”. What made the Russian darknet so attractive for both sellers and customers? In this article we shall try to answer this question. ... Read More »

Secrecy of communication is violated 435 thousand times in Russia

According to the data provided by the judicial department of the Supreme Court of Russia, legal enforcement agencies have submitted 436,800 petitions for breaching the confidentiality of correspondence in 2017. 99.68% of them were upheld. It is important to understand that LEAs tracked messages and intercepted phone calls in the course of so called “investigating activities.” In these cases, officers ... Read More »