A darkweb cocaine and heroin trafficker has pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy. Aaron Brewer – a 39-year-old charged under Operation DisrupTor, a coordinated international effort to disrupt opioid trafficking on the Darknet – pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
Sensitive information of over 100 million debit and credit cardholders have been leaked on the dark web, a security researcher reported. The data has been leaked through a faulty server of mobile payments company just pay. The data that was leaked on the dark web included names, phone numbers, and email addresses of the users, first and last digits of their cards. Juspay processes payments for companies including Amazon, MakeMyTrip, and Swiggy, among others.
Police have arrested a man who hired a gang of scam hitmen on the Deep Web to kill his ex-partner and make it look like an accident. The detainee, from Pontevedra, hired the ‘killers’ for €15,000 in bitcoins, but unbeknown to him they were conmen who had no intention of carrying out the job, only take the money.
An "immature" MDMA dealer who used his own name and Canberra address to import party drugs from Europe through the dark web has avoided time behind bars. Benjamin Tony Sagnelli was only 18 when, in April 2018, Australian Border Force officers intercepted an envelope addressed to him and destined for his home in Deakin.
Hackers break into databases, steal their content, hold it for ransom for 9 days, and then sell to the highest bidder if the DB owner doesn't want to pay the ransom demand. More than 85,000 MySQL databases are currently on sale on a dark web portal for a price of only $550/database.
Personal data is being sold on the dark web for as little as 50 cents (USD), an investigation by Kaspersky has found.
Cybercriminals can use stolen information for extortion, scams and phishing schemes, and the direct theft of money, says Kaspersky.