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Kidnapped British model: what is the dark web and who are Black Death?

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past week, you’ll probably have seen the story of Chloe Ayling.

The 20-year-old British model claims that she was lured to a photo shoot in Milan where she was kidnapped. The plan, she says, was to sell her as a sex slave on the so-called dark web by a group calling itself Black Death.

You might find yourself utterly baffled by some of the terms and ideas expressed in reports on the story.

So who are Black Death and what is this dark web?

What is the dark web?

In short, the dark web is an area of the internet that you can’t access through standard search engines.

The term is often used interchangeably with deep web though the two terms do not mean the same thing. The deep web is any website whose contents can’t be accessed through standard search engines by nature.

This might include personal online

Read more at: https://www.verdict.co.uk/kidnapped-british-model-dark-web-black-death-group/

How FBI cyber investigations handle obfuscation techniques

Cyber investigations may require different skills than traditional cases, but the FBI says it can overcome obfuscation techniques and other evasion methods in order to catch the right suspect.

SearchSecurity sat down with David West, assistant section chief of the FBI’s Cyber Division, operational section four, at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas to talk about how the FBI performs cyber investigations.

Part 1, covering the legal framework, incident notification processing and meeting the burden of proof, can be found here.

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Can you discuss how the FBI works with security companies who also do these types of cyber investigations?

David West: We realize that the victims are a source of information. We realize that there are corporations out there that specialize in, for business reasons, looking at this information. We will use them for lead purposes.

But, again, if you

Read more at: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/feature/How-FBI-cyber-investigations-handle-obfuscation-techniques

What is the dark web? From drugs and guns to the kidnap of Brit model Chloe Ayling, a look inside the encrypted network

THE dark web is used for many different reasons but regularly makes headlines because criminals use it to hide illegal activity online.

Only accessible via special software, the dark web has become a major problem for global law enforcement agencies. But what is it, where did it come from and how does it work?

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

 

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 that show up using search engines such as Google – like The Sun website that you’re looking at right now.

The deep web

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

What is the dark web? From drugs and guns to the kidnap of Brit …

THE dark web is used for many different reasons but regularly makes headlines because criminals use it to hide illegal activity online.

Only accessible via special software, the dark web has become a major problem for global law enforcement agencies. But what is it, where did it come from and how does it work?

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

 

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 that show up using search engines such as Google – like The Sun website that you’re looking at right now.

The deep web

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

What is the dark web? From drugs and guns to the Chloe Ayling …

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Peering into the dark web with PSNI’s top cyber officer

After spending an hour with DCI Dougie Grant, head of the PSNI’s cyber crime unit, it is clear that the dark web is not just dark – it is deep black.

There appears to be no end to the criminal products and services that can now be purchased on what has been dubbed “Amazon for criminals” from drugs, guns, counterfeit bank notes and passports, to hiring criminal services even up to contract killings.

“When you use a search engine such as Google, Bing, Yahoo or Safari you are searching the ‘surface web’ which is the bit of the iceberg about the surface of the water – about 6-7% of the overall internet,” he said.

What we don’t see is the “deep web” below the surface which is perfectly legitimate – 93% of the internet – and includes things such as academic documents and data, business data, and icloud photographs, much

Read more at: http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/crime/peering-into-the-dark-web-with-psni-s-top-cyber-officer-1-8073142

Peering into the dark web with PSNI’s top cyber officer – Belfast …

After spending an hour with DCI Dougie Grant, head of the PSNI’s cyber crime unit, it is clear that the dark web is not just dark – it is deep black.

There appears to be no end to the criminal products and services that can now be purchased on what has been dubbed “Amazon for criminals” from drugs, guns, counterfeit bank notes and passports, to hiring criminal services even up to contract killings.

“When you use a search engine such as Google, Bing, Yahoo or Safari you are searching the ‘surface web’ which is the bit of the iceberg about the surface of the water – about 6-7% of the overall internet,” he said.

What we don’t see is the “deep web” below the surface which is perfectly legitimate – 93% of the internet – and includes things such as academic documents and data, business data, and icloud photographs, much

Read more at: http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/crime/peering-into-the-dark-web-with-psni-s-top-cyber-officer-1-8073142

QC shorts titles

A thrilling new collection of independent short films from “QC Shorts” is bound to delight attendees of the 2017 QCinema International Film Festival (QCinema).

“QC Shorts” is one of the competition sections of QCinema which awards the “Best Short Film” and “Jury Award for Short Film” to the winning entries.

Now on its fifth year, QCinema is the only local festival that provides production grants for short films where the filmmakers own the rights to their movies, just like in its feature film 

QCinema will be holding the world premieres of its short and feature finalists during its festival dates on Oct. 19-28.

Meet the directors

The “QC Shorts” slate of finalists is made up of both fresh talents and experienced directors from across the country.  

Among the first-time directors are Joseph Vincent “Xeph” Suarez; Phyllis Grae Grande; Mike Esteves; and Epoy Deyto.

The other four finalists – Kiri Dalena, Ice Idanan, Carl Joseph Papa, and Keith

Read more at: http://thestandard.com.ph/showbitz/tv-movies/242774/qc-shorts-titles.html

This place is the capital of pedophilia, human trafficking, weapons sales and hacking – The San Diego Union

The offer is blunt and chilling.

Someone by the name of Rent-A-Hacker claims in an online ad that you can hire him to destroy the reputation of any person or business you desire.

“If you want someone to get known as a child-porn user, no problem,” the ad reads. “I’ll do anything for money.”

That’s not hyperbole. Cyber experts said you can anonymously hire hackers to wreak havoc on everything from one person to tens of thousands of hospitals, banks, universities, power plants, government agencies and other major institutions and businesses around the globe.

The "anything goes" world of the dark web – The San Diego Union

The offer is blunt and chilling.

Someone by the name of Rent-A-Hacker claims in an online ad that you can hire him to destroy the reputation of any person or business you desire.

“If you want someone to get known as a child-porn user, no problem,” the ad reads. “I’ll do anything for money.”

That’s not hyperbole. Cyber experts said you can anonymously hire hackers to wreak havoc on everything from one person to tens of thousands of hospitals, banks, universities, power plants, government agencies and other major institutions and businesses around the globe.