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Grams Grows with TorAds: First Advertising Network For Tor

We are proud to post a Press Release provided by Grams Admin, about another new innovation from Grams – The Dark Net markets search engine – This time – Torads: TorAds is an advertising network for both advertisers and publishers dedicated for use on hidden services behind Tor. Every TorAds user can be an advertiser and a publisher, allowing you ... Read More »

Another Marketplace Seizure Or a Scam? (Andromeda)

Update: Confirmed as scam – details at the end of the post. Today, almost 2 weeks after Operation Onymous , another dark net market suddenly shut down, displaying the “This hidden site has been seized” banner, This time, it was Andromeda market: It is not fully clear if the shut down is indeed another seizure, or if the administrators decided to do an “exit ... Read More »

OnymHoax Revealed: 153 Out of 276 Seized Domains Are Phishing/Clones

A new study was published today (November 18, 2014) by  Nik Cubrilovic , a security researcher, which found that  there are some significant differences between the data  published by the law enforcement agencies involved in Operation Onymous  and the actual numbers of the seized sites. More specifically, a large portion of the seized sites were nothing but cloned or phishing sites that resemble the actual ... Read More »

USS Marshals Auction: 50,000 BTC from Dread Pirate Roberts

The United States Marshal’s Service (USMS)  announced today  (November 17, 2014) that they will soon commence the second auction of the bitcoins seized from the original Silk Road dark net market in late 2013. This news comes few months after the first  auction , which took place in June. In the first auction, the USMS auctioned off 30,000 bitcoins that were ... Read More »

Bitcoin Price Update Nov-16, 2014

This is the DeepDotWeb weekly Bitcoin price report for the week of November 9-November 15, 2014. This week was characterized by a rather unexpected price rally, temporarily reaching heights in the $450s and eventually leveling out in the $380s. Overall, the Bitcoin price rose by 10.76% this week. Let’s take a look at the daily opening prices on the Bitstamp ... Read More »

Weekly Bitcoin Update – 16 Nov. 2014

One Year since Peak Price It has been one year since Bitcoin reached its highest value, leading Eoghan Macguire of CNN to wonder what the future holds for the cryptocurrency. He highlights the opinions of individuals like the Managing Editor of CoinDesk, Emily Spraven, who believes Bitcoin’s price “will begin stabilize over the coming year or so.”Meanwhile, David Yermack, a ... Read More »

Research & News in Tor, Privacy, & Security – Nov 16th, 2014

A research paper suggesting that over 81% of Tor users could be deanonymized through a traffic correlation attack was published by Sambuddho Chakravarty et al. The paper outlines how the “NetFlow” technology in Cisco routers, and similar technology included in most routers, can make users susceptible to traffic analysis. Cisco’s NetFlow technology is used to log certain information about the ... Read More »

The Hidden Wiki Seized (Old Domain)

Just found out that the old hidden wiki domain kpvz7ki2v5agwt35.onion.rent – Was also seized during Operation Onymous (or maybe shortly after)” This is the old and original Hidden Wiki url that was changed many times and duplicated to many mirrors sites since it was hacked a few months ago and its private key was posted online to be used by ... Read More »

“DEA” Tipping Bot Expands Tipping Culture To Drugs & DNM’s

Crypto-currency tipping has been a big use case. The Dogecoin community is built around the practice and it is impossible to not to get some Shibe love whenever visiting /r/Dogecoin. Reddcoin, another tipping crypto-currency, started out with the goal of being the leading tipping crypto-currency and focusing solely on the niche market. Changetip, a bitcoin tipping bot and company, has ... Read More »

US Police Detective Gets Hit By CryptoWall – Pays $500 BTC Ransom

Yesterday, the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office said one of their detectives’ computer were infected with ransomware. The ransomware, which brands itself as CryptoWall, encrypted files on the detective’s computers and demanded 500 dollars of Bitcoin to decrypt the files. Autopsy reports, witness statements and crime scene photographs were some of the files held hostage by the virus The police department’s ... Read More »

Spain Onymous: DeepWeb Counterfeit Notes Seller Arrested

A press release by the The “Guardia Civil” (Spanish Swat) stated that they have arrested one of the targets of the “ONYMOUS macro operation against the illicit markets in the Deep Web”. The statement mentioned that: Two domiciliary searches have been conducted in Barcelona, where some computer equipment has been seized, one credit card cloner and two virtual crypto currency ... Read More »

New: Dark Net Markets Comparison Chart

Dark Net Markets Comparison Chart – Combined marketplace data integrated with our Hidden Marketplace List ratings along with Uptime status data provided By Dnstats.net & Creation Dates from Gwern.net – Please Note: Only chosen markets are included in this chart – not all New/Other languages markets, for the full list – visit the Hidden Marketplace List – Found an error ... Read More »

Silk Road 2 Sever Was Located At Lithuania

The Site It.lrytas.lt reports that according to the  Police spokesman (and some help from Google translate and some manual fixes) N. Mažeika “It is confirmed that the Silk Road 2 Core sever was located in Lithuania.” The operation (Part of Onymous operation) was carried out after the US sent a request for legal assistance from the local Lithuanian authorities. According ... Read More »

Dublin Football Star’s Brother Accused Of Vending On The Dark Net

Following our most initial report about Operation Onymous and a DarkNet related bust in Ireland – it was now published in Herelad.ie that the arrested vendor is Dublin Football Star’s Brother – Neil Mannion along with a Film technician – Richard O’Connor, both aged 33. Quoting the source article: A DUBLIN Gaelic footballer’s brother and a film technician have been ... Read More »

Watch: *Alleged* Hydra Market Admin Getting Busted in Budapest

According to a report by index.hu citing a statement from the Hungarian police,  a 26 year old man who is the alleged operator of Hydra marketplace who got seized during operation Onymous – was arrested by TEK [local Hungarian SWAT], interrogated and later released (The released part is somewhat unclear yet) in Budapest, Hungary. The police claims, that he was the ... Read More »