Latest Darknet News

  • Your Passwords Could Be For Sale on the Dark Web Right Now
    Your Passwords Could Be For Sale on the Dark Web Right Now
    Digital Shadows warned that over 15 billion credentials are exposed on the dark web for sale and some of them are even available for free. A recent study revealed that over 15 billion credentials are in circulation via the dark web, representing a 300% increase since 2018.
  • The Most Famous Financial Pyramids in the Crypto World
    The Most Famous Financial Pyramids in the Crypto World
    Crypto itself has only been around for a decade, and the space has already gained its top Ponzi scheme actors.
  • LocalBitcoins Says Its Transactions From Darknet Markets Dropped 70%
    LocalBitcoins Says Its Transactions From Darknet Markets Dropped 70%
    LocalBitcoins claims that darknet-related transactions on the platforum dropped 70% after it adopted AML and KYC regulations in September 2019. LocalBitcoins, a major peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency exchange, has purportedly managed to significantly cut the amount of criminal funds on its platform in 2020. The P2P platform has seen a decline of over 70% in transactions from darknet markets between September 2019 and May 2020, LocalBitcoins claims. Jukka Blomberg, chief marketing officer at LocalBitcoins, told Cointelegraph that the drop comes in response to Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer regulations adopted by the platform in September 2019. The calculations are based on blockchain analysis by major crypto analytics firm Elliptic as well as LocalBitcoins’ own “clustering tools,” the firm said. The drop is still notable despite Bitcoin trading collapse in 2019 A 70% drop in darknet-associated transactions might appear insignificant as LocalBitcoins experienced a massive decline in the amount of traded Bitcoin (BTC) in 2019.
  • ‘Invisible God’ Amassed Millions Selling Corporate Data
    ‘Invisible God’ Amassed Millions Selling Corporate Data
    A hacker named “Fxmsp” managed built a million dollar cybercriminal business over three years. A new report shows that a Kazakhstani hacker built a million dollar fortune by breaching private networks and selling their data. Researchers at threat intelligence company, Group-IB, said that the hacker, who operates under the pseudonym “Fxmsp,” began promoting their services across darknet.
  • Millions of Telegram Users's Data Exposed on Darknet
    Millions of Telegram Users's Data Exposed on Darknet
    Telegram’s built-in contact import feature was exploited to leak the personal data of millions of users onto the darknet. Telegram, a major privacy-focused messaging app, has suffered a data leak that exposed some personal data of its users on the darknet. A database containing the personal data of millions of Telegram users has been posted on a darknet forum.