Deep Web

Pierluigi Paganini May 26, 2016
Next-gen Tor is arriving and it will include a distributed random number generator

The researchers at the Tor project are working on a new distributed random number generator that will be included in the next-generation Tor. The researchers at the Tor project have elaborated a new way to generate random numbers to support security improvements of its next-generation onion router. The Random Number Generators are essential components for […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 22, 2016
Journalists get scammed trying to buy an AK47 in the Dark Web

Producers from the German broadcaster ARD have conducted an interesting experiment to demonstrate how to buy a weapon on the dark web. When journalists write about the black markets hosted on the dark web always describe these places as crucial aggregators where it is possible to buy any kind of illegal product and service. A keyboard, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 17, 2016
The blackmarket Silk Road 3.0 emerged from the Dark Web

The administrator of Crypto Market launched Silk Road 3.0, the fourth iteration of the popular black market (Silk Road, Silk Road 2.0, Silk Road Reloaded). We all know that Silk Road was one of the greatest black marketplaces in the criminal underground, but many ignore that someone is still running the fourth iteration of the popular […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 28, 2016
The Former Tor developer is the author of Torsploit used by the Feds

Matt Edman is the security expert and former employee of the Tor Project that helped the FBI to hack and de-anonymize Tor users developing the Torsploit. Matt Edman is the cyber security expert and former employee of the Tor Project that helped the FBI to hack and de-anonymize Tor users in several court cases, including the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 28, 2016
Ran$umBin a dark web service dedicated to ransomware

A group cyber criminals created Ran$umBin, A Dark web service which operates the one-stop shop for monetizing ransomware. These days Ransomware are quite common and it is widespread and heavily used by cyber criminals as common tools to steal data as well as extort their owners. Few days back we had seen a new type of […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2016
Mapping the Dark Web searching for illegal content

Recently the intelligence firms Intelliagg and Darksum have issued an interesting report on the Dark Web and related mapping. We have discussed several times about Deep Web and Dark Web, discussing the reason why the hidden part of the web is even more dangerous. However the darknets aren’t a prerogative of criminal organizations, a good portion […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 03, 2016
CloudFlare considers 94 percent of the Tor traffic as “per se malicious”

Experts at CloudFlare revealed that 94 percent of the Tor traffic they see is “per se malicious,” but Tor Project opposes it. The experts from the Content delivery network (CDN) CloudFlare revealed that 94 percent of the Tor traffic they ordinary see is “malicious.” It is not a mystery that Tor is becoming a favored tool of cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 30, 2016
Feds request Judge to review the order to reveal TOR Exploit Code

FBI is fighting back against the federal judge’s order to reveal the Tor Exploit and with DoJ filed a sealed motion requesting the review of the ruling. A few weeks ago, a judge has ordered the FBI to reveal the complete source code for the TOR exploit to defense lawyers in a child porn case. In a […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 29, 2016
Terrorists and dark web, what is their relationship?

A new study reveals that terrorist organizations are largely uninterested in using resources and services hosted on the dark web. Every day I receive a lot of requests about terrorist activities in the Dark Web, and contrary to what you might think anonymizing networks like Tor and I2P aren’t cyber places preferred by terrorist organizations. My […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 22, 2016
Tor Project and the new anti-tampering measures for its software

Tor Project revealed how the organization has conducted a three-year long work to improve its ability to detect fraudulent software. The experts at the Tor Project are working to improve the resilience of the anonymizing network to cyber attacks, in particular, they aim to quickly detect any surveillance activity conducted by tempering the Tor system. The researchers fear […]