Dark Web News, Articles and Updates

Database aggregating 1.4B credentials found on dark web

A single file on the dark web with a database of 1.4 billion clear text credentials not only is the largest aggregate found there but it opens a trove of credentials to even the least sophisticated hackers.

AlphaBay spokesperson 'Trappy' arraigned

AlphaBay spokesperson Ronald L Wheeler, aka Trappy, was arraigned in a US federal court for conspiring to commit access device fraud.

Update: Possibly everyone in Malaysia had their mobile records stolen

It is possible that everyone in Malaysia may have had their mobile phone records stolen and put up for sale on the Dark Web.

Russian underground shop selling RDP servers for £11 or less

Russian dark web marketplace Ultimate Anonymity Services (UAS) is selling 35,000 compromised Remote Desktop Protocol servers, which criminals can use to anonymise themselves or access victims' networks.

Europol calls for cooperation on Darkweb and IOT use by criminals

In recent conferences Europol has been teaming up with other organisations to ensure a joint law enforcement approach with Interpol to the darkweb and ransomware especially, and with ENISA to meet the challenge of IOT.

Indian government and corporate credentials found for sale on DarkNet

The login credentials and other inside information of more than 6,000 Indian ISPs, government departments and businesses is being advertised for sale on DarkNet.

Sonic Drive latest hit by POS data breach - credentials on dark web

Sonic Drive-In is investigating a possible point-of-sale (POS) breach that has led to customer payment card information being sold on a dark web market and speculation POS systems could be subject to ransom.

Darkweb counterfeiters taken down in Europol coordinated joint action

Criminals buying and/or selling counterfeit Euro banknotes on illegal Darknet marketplaces, such as AlphaBay and Hansa Market, have been arrested in a joint operation by seven EU Member States, coordinated by Europol.

Instagram hack victims identified, details now for sale on darkweb

The 500 A-list celebrities whose Instagram accounts have been hacked, and whose contact details are for sale on the dark web, have now been identified.

Dark web vendors taking precautions after AlphaBay and Hansa takedowns

Some, but not all cyber-criminals are taking precautions to ensure they evade capture in the event of another major sting operation, thereby making law enforcement's job easier.

After fall of AlphaBay and Hansa, other darkweb markets see uptick

Darkweb activity continues apace despite takedowns as buyers move to alternative sights - but are increasingly wary of getting caught.

ID theft every 2 seconds - half hitting kids under 6

Keeper Security has released research on the dark web which shows how much hackers make from different credentials.

The threats to businesses posed by the deep and dark web

Josh Lefkowitz looks at the issue of the dark web for businesses, the dangers it poses and how these dangers can be mitigated.

Outlaw marketplace on Dark Web shuttered abruptly

Outlaw, a veteran marketplace on the Dark Web, was shuttered abruptly last week with no plausible explanation, according to Bleeping Computer.

Alleged Silk Road admin to be extradited to US despite Asperger's

An alleged Silk Road administrator's appeal against extradition has been dismissed in an Irish court, despite suffering from Asperger's syndrome and depression.

Data firm alerts of open web being used to trade stolen credentials

A data feed firm sees stolen credentials being traded in broad daylight, so to speak.

What does cyber-crime pay? Not much per record but ROI exceeds 1000%

Omri Sigelman discusses the value that cyber-criminals gain from stealing and selling credit card data on the Dark Web and why they gather it in large volumes.

Dark web criminals recruiting your staff to sell secrets for cash says report

A RedOwl report claims that insider recruitment is "active and growing" with chatter across public and private forums about the subject doubling from 2015 to 2016.

Stampado ransomare: Cheap, but easily decrypted

Stampado ransomware was first spotted in the wild in July, but has spawned new variants capable of self propagating and re-encrypting files previously locked up by other ransomware, and all for a rock bottom price on the dark web.

O2 customers' details sold on darkweb

Customers of the popular mobile network O2 are having their details sold on a dark web marketplace

2.3 million 'Warframe,' 'Clash of Kings' accounts compromised

More than 2.3 million users records were compromised as two separate gaming companies announced they suffered data breaches.

9.2 million medical records for sale on darkweb

A darkweb marketplace is now advertising nearly 10 million medical records apparently stolen from a large US insurance company

272 million email account credentials found on the dark web

Hold Security has bought hundreds of millions of email credentials off the dark web for less than £1

BeautifulPeople.com hack exposes data of 1.1 million users

The exclusive website was breached months ago and the information of over a million of its users has been sitting on the Dark Web ever since then.

Report: "Terrorists hardly use the dark web"

A new report claims that for all the talk of the nefarious goings on in the dark web, terrorists aren't all that interested

Netflix and Uber customers target for hackers

Cyber-security company Trend Micro have spotted a large uptick in Netflix and Uber credentials being sold by illicit deep web vendors

Flashpoint reveals top deep, dark web threats of 2015

The top five high-risk threats developing in the deep and dark web have been identified.

Companies beware: The dark web is easier to find than you think

Julian Meyrick explains how companies should work toward a better understanding of the Dark Web and have useage policies in place for any rare instances where it is not blocked to employees.