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“We are the most informative source on Russian darknet” – claims Hydra forum admin.

Russian darknet market Hydra is not only a place where one can buy different goods and services, but it also is a source of useful information. On the market’s forum, users can discuss hotspot topics, seek advice and assistance regarding legal and medical issues, and chat with like-minded people. On May 11 the forum’s admin Resident kindly answered questions concerning ... 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 »

Russian Dark Web Drug Linked to Mass School Overdose

Dark web drug overdoses are still happening day in and day out. We are not even halfway through the first quarter of the year and the number of dark web related drug overdoses have started adding up. The latest addition and a much downhearted is the news of a mass drug overdose in a college in Australia which has left ... 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 »

Russian Cybercriminal arrested by Thai Police

Thailand police on Friday announced the arrest of a Russian cybercriminal Sergey Medvedev, who is accused by U.S. authorities for playing a role in an online cybercrime marketplace. At the request of U.S. law enforcement agencies, Mr. Medvedev was arrested on the 2nd of February at his Bangkok apartment. According to reports from the Thai authorities, Mr. Medvedev is currently ... Read More »

New Russian Dark web GandCrab Ransomware Uncovered.

An Australian Cybersecurity firm, LMNTRIX on Friday released its report on the finding after an investigation that uncovered a newly engineered GandCrab Ransomware nicknamed ‘GandCrabransomware’. The malicious program is being marketed and advertised in Russian on the dark web as a ransomware-as-a-service package to potential buyers. Though the cybercrime industry has been making significant revenue for quite some time globally, ... 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 »

Former Russian police officer claims: “War on drugs is lost”

During the interview to “Lenta.ru,” a former officer of Federal Drug Control Service of Russia explained how the war on drugs was lost and why all controlled substances are sold and bought on the darknet. “No one buys on the streets” In the Drug Control Service we did not follow trends. Maybe it happened because we got used to monitoring ... Read More »

Former Russian police officer claims: “War on drugs is lost”

During the interview to “Lenta.ru,” a former officer of Federal Drug Control Service of Russia explained how the war on drugs was lost and why all controlled substances are sold and bought on the darknet. “No one buys on the streets” In the Drug Control Service we did not follow trends. Maybe it happened because we got used to monitoring ... Read More »

Russian tourists head to African paradise for cheap drugs

Every year thousands of Russians fly to Morocco to experience new impressions. Their number has doubled this year in comparison with 2016 – about 70,000 people. The quantity of tourists, coming to this North African country from all over the world, has exceeded 10 million and the amount increases exponentially. Not all the travelers come there to enjoy the ocean, ... Read More »

Georgia Judge Sentences Russian Hacker to 14 Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones of the Northern District of Georgia sentenced a Russian cybercriminal to 14 years in prison for involvement in an international hacking conspiracy. The hacker, 33-year-old Roman Valeryevich Seleznev of Vladivostok, Russia, participated in a fraud network that caused more than $50 million in damage. In August 2016, a federal jury in Washington convicted Seleznev ... Read More »

Gibon Ransomware Appears on a Russian Darkweb Forum for $500

Matthew Mesa, a proofpoint researcher has discovered a Gibon ransomware being sold on a Darknet marketplace for $500. There are quite a number of forums on the Darknet where different goods and services are advertised and discussed. Matthew Mesa, on his research duty, came across a Russian forum where the Gibon ransomware was being advertised. The Russian Darknet forum is ... Read More »

Russian Dark Web Marketplace Selling RDP Servers for as little as $15

Flashpoint, a research security firm has uncovered that hackers have compromised over 35,000 remote desktop protocols (RDP), and are using them as a way of anonymizing cyber-attacks including direct access to victim’s network. In an analysis published on the 24th of October, Flashpoint stated that over 35,000 servers that host remote desktops for various companies have been compromised by a ... Read More »

Russian Government Fines Telegram for Not Providing A Backdoor

The Russian government has fined Telegram 800,000 Rubles, which is approximately 14,000 US Dollars. The Meshchansky District Court in Moscow had levied the fine after Telegram failed to comply with an official request from the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, better known as the FSB, to be given access to the decrypted content of encrypted Telegram chats. The ... Read More »

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Russian Authorities Busted RAMP, the Oldest Darknet Market

Russian police, in July 2017, shut down the largest remaining darknet market: RAMP aka Russian Anonymous Marketplace. The news surfaced through an official document provided to TASS, a Russian news agency. In July, RAMP went offline for an abnormal and unexpected period of time, naturally distilling fear amongst users. Alphabay and Hansa went down the same month.The market admin, Darkside, ... Read More »