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Pierluigi Paganini September 28, 2019
German police arrest suspects in raid network hosting Darknet marketplaces

German police have shut down a network hosting Darknet marketplaces focused on the trading of drugs, stolen data and child pornography. German police announced to have shut down a network hosting Darknet black marketplaces trading drugs, stolen data, and child pornography. The black marketplaces were also offering stolen data and fake documents, and other illegal […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 11, 2018
Group-IB: The Shadow Market Is Flooded with Cheap Mining Software

Group-IB is recording new outbreaks of illegal mining (cryptojacking) threats in the networks of commercial and state organizations. Group-IB, an international company specializing in the prevention of cyberattacks, is recording new outbreaks of illegal mining (cryptojacking) threats in the networks of commercial and state organizations. According to Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence, over a year, the number of shadow-forum ads […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 01, 2018
SamSam Ransomware operators earned more than US$5.9 Million since late 2015

The security experts from Sophos have published a report on the multimillion-dollar black market business for crooks, they analyzed the SamSam ransomware case as a case study. The researchers that have tracked Bitcoin addresses managed by the crime gang discovered that crooks behind the SamSam ransomware had extorted nearly $6 million from the victims since December […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 06, 2017
AlphaBay Market, one of the largest Dark Web marketplaces is down. Is it an Exit-Scam?

The AlphaBay Market went down Tuesday night without any explanation, many users that have purchased products on the marketplace fear the Exit-Scam. The news is shocking, the AlphaBay Market, one of the largest Dark Web black markets is down. We have analyzed many times the popular black market where it was possible to buy any kind of […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 14, 2016
xDedic Marketplace for hacked servers reappeared on Tor

Following a short disappearance, the xDedic market – the infamous ‘eBay’ of hacked servers, has made a new appearance on the Tor network. The xDedic market is still offering everyone from entry-level cybercriminals to APT groups fast, cheap and easy access to legitimate organizational servers. The domain (xdedic[.]biz) went offline following a report from Kaspersky […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 09, 2016
32 Million Twitter account credentials offered for sale

A hacker is offering for sale more than 32 million Twitter account credentials with plans to sell the account details on the Dark Web. Recent news of massive data breaches suffered by IT giants LinkedIn, MySpace, Tumblr, and shocked  the security industry. Millions of login credentials are available for sale in the principal black markets, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 28, 2016
Hundred Million Stolen MySpace Passwords for sale in the darkweb

The hacker Peace is offering for sale hundred Million stolen MySpace Passwords on the black marketplace. This is one of the greatest leaks of ever. A few days ago a hacker with the nickname “Peace” offered for sale on the black market 117 million LinkedIn account credentials. The same hacker is offering for sale 360 million emails and […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 30, 2016
Did you buy on AlphaBay?Someone may have accessed your info

A security vulnerability in AlphaBay, one the most popular black markets, could expose private messages and data of its users. One of the most popular black marketplaces, the AlphaBay, is affected by a serious flaw that could expose the private messages of its users. One year ago the operators behind the black market launched a fully automatic credit […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 12, 2016
A replica of AlphaBay market used to steal login credentials

Fraudsters operating on the AlphaBay darknet market have deployed a replica of the popular marketplace to steal login credentials from peers. Paul Mutton, security experts at Netcraft, discovered a fake version of the Alphabay Market (pwoah7foa6au2pul.onion), one of the most popular black markets hosted in the dark web. Paul Mutton speculates that fraudsters have deployed […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 19, 2016
Tactical Surveillance Equipment, too easy to buy online

An investigation conducted by The Motherboard demonstrates that is quite easy to buy Surveillance Equipment avoiding export restrictions. Recently I wrote a post titled “Cellphone Surveillance: The Secret Arsenal” that includes interesting information about the principal cellphone surveillance equipment available on the market. This equipment is reserved in the majority of cases for a military or law enforcement usage, but […]