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Where Cybercriminals Go To Buy Your Stolen Data

What malicious sites provide both free and paid access to stolen credit cards, company databases, malware and more?<p>1 of 10<p><i>Image Source: imsmartin</i><p>With …

Researchers Discover How To Break Tor Anonymity

The Tor network has become the most widely used system for online anonymity.<p>It has been used by journalists, lawyers and other professionals and …

The Dark Web Now Has a Literary Journal

The two editors explain how they met on Galaxy, an anonymous dark web social network.<p>Anonymity is a breeding ground, be that for debate, creativity, or exploration. So where better to publish a socially-conscious, digitally focused literary journal (.onion link) than on a Tor hidden service.<p>Edited …

Some Dark Web Markets Have Better User Security than Gmail, Instagram

AlphaBay, a site selling drugs, weapons and more, recently made it mandatory for all vendors to use two-factor authentication.<p>By themselves, passwords are just not good enough for ensuring the security of an account. In response, some companies have introduced two-factor authentication (2FA), …

​A Tool to Check If Your Dark Web Site Really Is Anonymous

‘OnionScan' will probe dark web sites for security weaknesses.<p>Sites on the so-called dark web are designed to protect the anonymity of both their visitors and owners. But plenty of administrators make mistakes in setting them up, sometimes leading to the server's real IP address being leaked, or …

Dark Web Hacking Forum 'Hell’ Appears to Have New Owners

"Hell," the recent trading spot for millions of passwords and caches of stolen data, has apparently been traded itself.<p>Sites on the so-called dark web are often in for a bumpy ride. Thanks to scams, downtime, and law enforcement operations, the life of underground marketplaces and forums can be …

Dark Web

Anonymous hackers launch dark web chatroom OnionIRC to teach next generation of hacktivists

A self-described hacker affiliated with the Anonymous collective has launched a chat service hosted on the dark web that aims to teach the next …

Tor's 'dark web' enables Facebook access for more than a million people

More than one million people are now connecting to Facebook through Tor "dark web" -- which maintains privacy and leaves no digital trail -- every …

Sixgill claims to crawl the Dark Web to detect future cybercrime

Sixgill, a self-proclaimed ‘cyber intelligence’ SaaS startup that analyses the Dark Web, is launching publicly today and announcing that it has closed a $5 million funding round led by Elron, an Israeli holding company dedicated to building technology companies.<p>The new capital will not only be used …

Cybersecurity

7 Ways the Cops Will Bust You on the Dark Web

The dark web isn’t as dark as some criminals would like.<p>Because users are protected by a veil of technological anonymity, the dark web is often portrayed as a space beyond the reach of law enforcement, where criminals can run amok without fear of prosecution.<p>That couldn't be more wrong.<p>In fact, …

Over 100 Snooping Tor Nodes Have Been Spying on Dark Web Sites

Researchers uncovered malicious hidden service directories that uncover meant-to-be-secret dark web sites.<p>Just like the internet generally, not all of the Tor network is safe. Sometimes, people set up malicious exit nodes—the part of the network where a user's traffic joins the rest of the normal …

These Maps Show What the Dark Web Looks Like

New research traces the relationships between a load of Tor hidden services, and shows that many dark web sites are more intimately intertwined than commonly thought.<p>What does the dark web actually look like? Well, new research maps out the relationships between a load of Tor hidden services, and …

Researchers Found a Hacking Tool that Targets Energy Grids on the Dark Web

The malware called “Furtim” was designed to target the energy grid, according to researchers.<p>A sophisticated piece of government-made malware, designed to do reconnaissance on energy grid's system ahead of an eventual cyberattack on critical infrastructure, was found on a dark web hacking …

Eastern Europe

How An MIT Data Viz Guru Is Exposing Cryptic Government Data

Data USA proves that census data can be beautiful, while simultaneously pulling it out of Google’s blind spot: the deep web.<p>The U.S. government has access to the kind of data that makes guys like Cesar Hidalgo drool. The director of MIT Media Lab’s MacroConnections Group, Hidalgo’s passion is …

Data Visualization

Which are principal cybercriminal ecosystems in the Deep Web?

TrendMicro published an interesting analysis of the principal cyber criminal underground communities in the Deep Web worldwide.<p>A new interesting …

Top 50 Most Dangerous RAT Trojans

LEAK THIS!<p>Tired of downloading fake or generic Trojans? We have got you the Top RAT Trojans<p>As any hacker knows <b>Rat Trojans</b> are <b>Remote Access Trojans</b> …

Cyber-attacks

What makes each underground market unique? - Cybercrime and the Deep Web

Like a well-functioning assembly line, automation has become the name of the game in the Russian underground; each player strives to go to market …

Trend Micro

Chinese Cybercriminals Go Global in Hacker Underground

Chinese cybercriminals are getting more organized, and they are building a stronger presence in international markets and forums used by online …

Deep Web – Christopher Bauder and Robert Henke’s “super-structure” premieres at CTM 2016

A much anticipated collaboration between two Berlin-based greats, Deep Web is a feat of spatial programming that combines the luminous kinetics of …

Secret searches

Incognito guy reading The Varsity archives. Mallika Makkar/THE VARSITY<p>With internet anonymity becoming increasingly rare, many people find solace in …

Privacy

Tor takes on the question, “What if one of us is using loaded dice?”

Here at Naked Security, we’re fond of randomness.<p>By that, we mean the sort of real randomness that you get from radioactive decay, or background …

IT security

Selling on the darknet? The BKA is buying (undercover)

Spying on the digital underground requires discreet and tech-savvy cops. Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office has presented a new study on …

Darknet

Power, secrecy and cypherpunks: how Jacob Appelbaum ripped Tor apart

Once part of Julian Assange’s inner circle, the prominent tech activist is facing a slew of troubling allegations that has left the Tor community divided<p>Edward Snowden’s face seems ever present in Berlin, where stickers on doors and lamp-posts promise there’s always “A bed for Snowden” and posters …

Terbium Labs Research Shows 47.7% of All Darknet Sites Are Perfectly Legal

Experts from all over the world have been pointing out the dark side of the deep web for quite some time now. However, new research goes to show …

Deep Web

Microsoft knows we will lose in robot war, argues for coexistence

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, a respected leader of one of the world's largest and most important technology companies, speaks as if humanity lives on the cusp of science-fiction. At today's Microsoft Build press conference, Nadella said of the not-so-distant-future, "It’s not going to be about man …

What Happens When You Combine Artificial Intelligence and Satellite Imagery

Facebook (fb) has a vested interest in helping the 4.2 billion people who still lack reliable Internet access find their way online. But when the …

IBM's 'brain-inspired' supercomputer to help watch over US nuclear arsenal

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory says collaboration project with IBM "could change how we do science".<p>It's often said that the human brain is …

Quantum Computing

Microsoft is bringing bots to Skype — and everywhere else

Microsoft’s recently launched, A.I.-powered bot Tay may have embarrassed the company when Twitter users taught the machine how to be racist, but Microsoft hasn’t given up on the future of bot development. It’s just getting started. At Microsoft’s annual Build conference in San Francisco today, CEO …

Google says robots are going to be bigger than search

AP/Tony Avelar<p>Machine learning is the hot new thing in Silicon Valley.<p>In an interview with the Times, Google cloud executive Urs Hölzle predicted …

Machine Learning

Why Math Rocks

Everyone who has kids, or who remembers his/her childhood, will also remember the struggle to understand why math matters.<p>"Who cares about multiplication tables and fractions, triangles and algebra? Why do I need to know these things?"<p>The challenge with math is that if you don't look with the right …

Mathematics