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TheRealDeal: This Long-Dead Market Was Just Relaunched!

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, the darknet scene surprises you again, this time its our old acquaintance from the TheRealDeal market who decided to put his market back online again. For those of you who don’t know what i’m talking about, TheRealDeal was a controversial market focused at selling malwares and exploits which gained extensive media exposure and ... Read More »

Montgomery Man Sentenced To Prison For Selling Weapons On Dark Net

Michael Albert Focia (48) of Montgomery, Alabama was sentenced for 51 months of jail time for dealing with firearms without a license and two counts of selling guns to customers who were outside the State of Alabama, according to George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. We have already written an article about Focia. ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 28 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Brave New Coin (BNC) launches the first blockchain-backed index for financial markets. According to Finextra, the New Zealand-based Data & Research company has joined forces with Smartbit, a Melbourne-based company that develops blockchain-related digital currency tools, for the development of the BNC Bitcoin Liquid Index (BNC-BLX). The innovative partnership is ... Read More »

Police Log IPs, Making Arrest By Planting Own Nodes In Freenet

Law enforcement authorities have been planting their own nodes to Freenet in order to track down cyber criminals on the network. Freenet is an anonymous P2P network, which routes traffic using multiple nodes to hide the location of the users when they share files. Freenet is, by the way, often quoted by the media as part of the dark web ... Read More »

Two South Devon Men Jailed For Importing Drugs From Silk Road

Nathan Wilson (30), and Jamie McAllister (35) has been both sentenced to prison for importing heroin and cannabis from the busted Silk Road marketplace. According to law enforcement officials, the two men were paying via Western Union for the drugs that have been sold from India and Thailand by vendors. The border officials have intercepted packages containing illegal substances and ... Read More »

Bitcoin Price Analysis – 25 Novemebr 2015

Since the 1 year high at $504 on November 4, price has been on a decline, surprising many who expecting an aggressive bull run, however. Corrections are part of market cycles, and necessary, like the current price action. The past 3 weeks have been a correction of the parabolic move up from $ 240. (3)(4) was a flat sideways level ... Read More »

Dunedin Students Arrested For Importing Drugs From Dark Net

Two Otago University students (aged 23) have been arrested for importing drugs from dark net markets and selling them on the streets. The police raid was a part of a joint action called Operation Albany, which was conducted at two properties located in the university area of Dunedin on November 16. The two drug-dealing students were granted name suppression by ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 22 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. EU crisis meeting to control the virtual currencies in the aftermath of Paris attacks. As Samburaj Das of CryptoCoins News writes, EU Justice and Interior Affairs Ministers have organized a crisis meeting in direct response to Paris terror attacks last Friday. The emergency meeting was held in Brussels on Friday, ... Read More »

PSA: The DNMAvengers Harm Reduction and Drug Testing Forum

Provided by the forum admins: For those of you who don’t know it, The DNMAvengers started as a subreddit but moved over to an .onion.rent forum recently. We are a forum dedicated to harm reduction and testing of drugs ordered on the Dark Net Markets. We run on community donations and aim to democratize drug testing by allowing users to ... Read More »

Tor To Improve Security Of Dark Net Websites

The recent news about the CMU helping the FBI made the Tor Project to realize, they need to improve the security of the domains on the dark web, As it was reported by Jospeh Cox on motheboard.vice  They have patched the vulnerability points the attackers took advantage of, however, according to them, there are still improvements to make. Tor is ... Read More »

Alphabay Updates UI, Introduce New Onion Cloner Countermeasure

Alphabay market admins posted yesterday about some changes done in their market, including UI upgrade and maybe the most important upgrade that people should note – the Signed deposit address – meant to combat the most hated onion cloner phishing scams (common phishing scam sites which proxy markets on the fly while replacing deposit addresses to their own addresses in ... Read More »

Silk Road Vendor Hammertime Sentence Reduced

Jason Weld Hagen from Vancouver, AKA. Hammertime, said to be the biggest meth vendor on the most infamous ex-dark net market, has been sentenced to a much lighter time, 37 months, followed by five years of court supervision, instead of a life sentence. According to law enforcement authorities, Hagen and his gang sold drugs on the dark web worth the ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 15 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Microsoft partners with ConsensYs to launch blockchain-based enterprise solution. As Jemima Kelly of Reuters reports, the tech giant confirmed on Tuesday, November 10 the launch of a cloud-based blockchain platform to provide financial institutions with the tools to experiment with the decentralized ledger technology. The new platform will be available ... Read More »

University Helped FBI In Silk Road 2 And Child Porn Busts

According to official court documents, an unnamed academic institution has been providing information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in certain cases, including the Silk Road 2 bust and a child porn case. In January, Brian Richard Farrell from Seattle, AKA. DoctorClu was busted by the FBI. According to official documents, Farell was the main staff member of Silk Road ... Read More »