Monthly Archives: October 2016

What is the dark web? From drugs and guns to the Chloe Ayling kidnapping, a look inside the encrypted network

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Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/2054243/dark-web-kidnap-chloe-ayling-encrypted-network-black-death/

What is the dark web and who is Ross Ulbricht? A look inside the encrypted network infamously used to hide illegal …

BELIEVE it or not, there are parts of the internet that Google can’t reach and users can operate anonymously.

The dark web is made up of websites hidden from search engines that can only be accessed using special software.

The dark web is a network of websites that are not indexed by search engines such as Google

The dark web is a network of websites that are not indexed by search engines such as Google

The dark web is used by many people for different things but it’s infamously used by criminals to hide illegal activity online.

So what exactly is the dark web, where did it come from and how does it work?

What is the dark web?

The internet is actually made up of three different layers: the surface web, the deep web and the dark web.

The top layer, the surface web, are web pages

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2054243/dark-web-ross-ulbricht-drugs-guns-to-contract-killers-encrypted-network/

Has the Oasis run dry? Anatomy of a Dark Net Market Exit Scam

For anyone familiar with the dark net markets on the Deep Web, exit scams – the sudden disappearance of a market’s website and forum without any legitimate explanation, along with the bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency held in escrow, such as a hacking, DDoS attack, or seizure by law enforcement – are a risk one takes when participating in an online marketplace run by anonymous people selling contraband products and services.

It’s an environment where best practices include using TOR to access the websites, a VPN to secure data, IP address and location, PGP to encrypt and decrypt messages. Some see an opportunity to gain experience with an aspect of putting a cryptocurrency under very challenging circumstances, participating in the

Read more at: https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/oasis-run-dry-anatomy-dark-net-market-exit-scam/

The Man Behind the Dark Net Marketplace Phishing Scheme has been arrested

Michael Richo of Wallingford, Connecticut, was arrested yesterday after an FBI investigation. It is unknown exactly how long Richo was being investigated, but he is being accused of being the man behind the dark net market phishing scheme.

For some time now, dark net market users have been issued warnings regarding phishing links that were being deployed and posted on forums. When users clicked these malicious links, they were directed to what appeared to be the appropriate marketplace log in. Little did they know that it was a page designed to look identical to the real thing.  This page, however, just happened to be stealing log in credentials.

After Richo gained control of the unlucky user’s account, he would monitor them for deposits, and then proceeded to withdraw the bitcoin account balances and deposit them into his own bitcoin wallet. After the bitcoin were in his wallet, Richo then sold the stolen

Read more at: http://themerkle.com/the-man-behind-the-dark-net-marketplace-phishing-scheme-has-been-arrested/

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Data breaches resulting in the compromise of personally identifiable information of thousands of Americans. Intrusions into financial, corporate, and government networks. Complex financial schemes committed by sophisticated cyber criminals against businesses and the public in general.

These are just a few examples of crimes perpetrated online over the past year or so, and part of the reason why Director James Comey, testifying before Congress last week, said that “the pervasiveness of the cyber threat is such that the FBI and other intelligence, military, homeland security, and law enforcement agencies across the government view cyber security and cyber attacks as a top priority.” The FBI, according to Comey, targets the most dangerous malicious cyber activity—high-level intrusions by state-sponsored hackers and global cyber syndicates, and the most prolific botnets. And in doing so, we work collaboratively with our domestic and international partners and the private sector.

But it’s important for individuals, businesses, and others

Read more at: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/national-cyber-security-awareness-month-2016

National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016

Data breaches resulting in the compromise of personally identifiable information of thousands of Americans. Intrusions into financial, corporate, and government networks. Complex financial schemes committed by sophisticated cyber criminals against businesses and the public in general.

These are just a few examples of crimes perpetrated online over the past year or so, and part of the reason why Director James Comey, testifying before Congress last week, said that “the pervasiveness of the cyber threat is such that the FBI and other intelligence, military, homeland security, and law enforcement agencies across the government view cyber security and cyber attacks as a top priority.” The FBI, according to Comey, targets the most dangerous malicious cyber activity—high-level intrusions by state-sponsored hackers and global cyber syndicates, and the most prolific botnets. And in doing so, we work collaboratively with our domestic and international partners and the private sector.

But it’s important for individuals, businesses, and others

Read more at: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/national-cyber-security-awareness-month-2016