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This was a banner year for cybercriminals. Massive data breaches, ATM skimmers and malware attacks dominated the headlines throughout the year. No matter which type of attack the scammers use, their final goal is always the same. To steal our personal information and our money. With 2016 winding dow...
In a motion filed by assistant federal defender Peter Adolf, he argues that during the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s operation into the deepweb child pornography site “Playpen,” the FBI made the child pornography issue even worse. Similar motions claim that the FBI themselves distributed a...
It has recently been found that an officer working for the Europol agency has leaked sensitive material about the agency’s online investigations. A televised documentary stated that it had found over 700 pages of confidential data which included terrorism investigations. The data was fou...
Crime is transitioning into a more digital setting these days. Traditional criminal operations become harder to execute and require a lot of logistical preparation. Online crime, on the other hand, is much more approachable. Over in Croatia, the shift to online crime is very noticeable, and most of ...
When companies are hacked and their data is stolen, that data often appears for sale on the so-called darknet. Earlier this year, for example, user data from both the mega-hack of Yahoo (500 million accounts) and the uTorrent breach (400,000 accounts) showed up on the darknet’s illicit m...
It looks innocent enough, that little green "g" icon in the top corner of your computer screen — exactly like the old Google one. Except, it isn’t. On it you’ll find another world — a mire of avarice and lust, wrath and envy. This is the Dark Web, or Dark Net, a manifestation of forbidden fa...
20 Ways To Search the Invisible Web Unlike pages on the visible Web (that is, the Web that you can access from search engines and directories), information in the Invisible Web is just not visible to the software spiders and crawlers that create search engine indexes. Since this information makes u...
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Ausking is arguably the largest dark web vendor Australia has at the moment. The dark web vendor has dabbled in almost every type of illegal substance including marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. He runs more than a few businesses extending over various dark net markets, including the AlphaBay market...
Security and intelligence company IST Research has acquired Rescue Forensics to double down on its efforts to find human traffickers and victims of modern day slavery. IST Research and Rescue Forensics did not disclose the financial details of the acquisition announced Thursday. Rescue For...
 "The visible web is the tip of the iceberg," says Anand Rajaraman, co-founder of Kosmix, a search engine for the Deep Web (DW). One of Kosmix’ investors is none other than Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. The iceberg sounds daunting, but Rajaraman seems to know what he's talking abo...
The next time you're on a boat, or a yacht or a cruise ship, take a few moments to look out at the water. Everything may seem calm on the surface, but there's a flurry of activity taking place just below and in the darkest depths. Something similar is happening with the internet. No matter how many ...
The encrypted internet known as the Dark Web is crawling with creepy criminals intent on swiping and selling data, drugs, and other illicit goods. Accessible only by using a secure browser like Tor, the Dark Web has become notorious for hosting felonious hacker forums and illegal mark...
The Invisible Web refers to the vast amount of content and information that is not easily discoverable in a general search engine query, such as databases, private networks, or password-protected information. However, there are a wide variety of high quality Invisible Web search tools, search engi...
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What is Deep Web? The Deep Web, Deep net, Invisible Web, Hidden Web are search terms referring to the content on the World Wide Web that is not indexed by standard search engines,thus remaining hidden from public eye. The deep web is an anonymous, hidden, underground un...
Fourteen years ago, a pasty Irish teenager with a flair for inventions arrived at Edinburgh University to study artificial intelligence and computer science. For his thesis project, Ian Clarke created "a Distributed, Decentralised Information Storage and Retrieval System", or, as a less precise pers...
Synopsis The so-called Islamic State (IS) is the most innovative terrorist group the world has seen. In the backdrop of its loss on the ground, IS is expanding its cyber capabilities to conduct more cyber-attacks and hacking. This and its migration into the ‘darknet’ will make IS more dangerous ...
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in activities in dark net markets. Unfortunately, the majority of these activities tend to be illegal in nature. This has led to a number of international governments actively attempting to tackle increasing crime on the dark web. Austria s...
Earlier this year, a security consultant from Telus Security Solutions, Milind Bhargava revealed that over 70,000 Canadian credit card numbers were listed for sale on a dark web market. Bhargava released the findings as part of a presentation that was aimed at providing insight on just how much pers...
U professor discusses this mysterious part of the net for Cybersecurity Awareness Month Hackers on the "dark web" claimed to be selling information stolen from the Office of Personnel Management. A recent study found that more than 80 percent of dark web activity was related to p...
How websites are hidden in the Dark Web We often hear about the dark web being linked to terrorist plots, drug deals, knife sales and child pornography, but beyond this it can be hard to fully understand how the dark web works and what it looks like.We often hear about the dark web being linked to&...
The darknet (or darkweb/any variation thereof) has an undeniable stigma. Some know the hidden sites to be a gateway to speaking freely. Others use darknet marketplaces to purchase drugs that are safer than those on the street. Another group may use the anonymity to share child pornography....
With the large amount of adult content on the web, parents may be interested in learning how to block websites on the iPhone. Luckily, there are tools built into the iPhone and iPod touch that allow them to control which websites their kids can visit. In fact, these tools are so flexible that they c...
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What They are and What Law Enforcement is Doing to Combat Them  Last week, the FBI joined a number of other U.S. law enforcement agencies in Operation Hyperion, a successful international action aimed at disrupting the operations and infrastructure of illicit DarkNet marketplaces. The initiati...
According to reports, the Guardian Project, Tor Project, and Home Assistant have come together to create a new security system that can protect IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The new system works based on the principle of funneling all of the data traffic from IoT devices to the master update ser...
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The function of the dark web is to provide anonymity to those who would like to protect their privacy and keep their real-world identity unknown. Cyber criminals have always taken advantage of this aspect leading to the dark web being associated with mostly illegal activities including but not limit...
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