The dark web's largest illegal marketplace went offline last Monday. It was the start of a bad week for cybercriminals. A lot’s happened in the world of the dark web over the past 10 days.
A bipartisan group of representatives has introduced a bill to the House that seeks to create a task force focused on combating terrorist financing via cryptocurrencies. U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored a new piece of legislation aimed at creating an agency tasked with combating the use of cryptocurrencies in terrorist financing.
Footage has emerged of the inside of a five-storey abandoned underground NATO bunker built with 31inch thick concrete walls in Germany allegedly converted by criminal gangs into a high tech data centre to host darknet websites. An Australian man was arrested on Monday accused of running a $220million illegal darkweb marketplace - called the biggest in the world and 'eBay for criminals' - after ha was tracked following the bunker's discovery.
DarkMarket, a deep-web-based illegal marketplace offering ban substances and drugs to users was seized by German law enforcement today as per a report from Dark.Fall. The dark web marketplace was operating for over 7 years and the admins running the platform was identified as a 34-year old Australian man who was arrested by the German authorities.
Legal experts urge caution as the government proposes new police powers for dark web takedowns, social media takeovers. Australian privacy, legal, and digital rights organisations have just weeks to comment on proposed federal legislation that would, among other things, let federal investigators take over suspects’ social media accounts as part of investigations into cybercriminal activity on the dark web.
The volume of dark web forum members is on the rise, with visitor numbers surging 44% during the first COVID-19 lockdowns last year, according to new data from Sixgill. The cyber-intelligence firm analyzed five popular English and Russian language forums to better understand their popularity over time and who is responsible for most activity.
Researchers analyzed the activity of five popular English- and Russian-speaking Dark Web forums and discovered exponential membership growth. Dark Web forum activity grew 44% during the spring of 2020 compared with baseline numbers in January, researchers learned in a new analysis of COVID-19's effects on underground forums.