Dark market

Pierluigi Paganini October 26, 2021
Dark HunTOR: Police arrested 150 people in dark web drug bust

Dark HunTOR: Police corps across the world have arrested 150 individuals suspected of buying or selling illicit goods on the dark web marketplace DarkMarket. A joint international operation, tracked as Dark HunTOR, conducted by law enforcement across the world resulted in the arrest of 150 suspects allegedly involved in selling and buying illicit goods in […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 01, 2016
The dangerous interaction between Russian and Brazilian cyber criminal underground

Kaspersky has analyzed the interaction between the Russian and Brazilian criminal underground communities revealing a dangerous interaction. In the past weeks, we have analyzed the evolution of cyber criminal communities worldwide, focusing on illicit activities in the Deep Web. To simplify the approach we have considered the principal cyber criminal communities (Russia, Brazil, North America, Japan, China, Germany) as separated entities, instead, these ecosystems interact […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 07, 2016
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. A new interesting report published by the experts at TrendMicro highlights the differences between the principal underground ecosystems worldwide. Thinking of a unique “global” underground ecosystem is an error, every community has its own characteristics, the criminal crews that […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 26, 2016
The DoD funded the Carnegie Mellon University’s research on Tor Hacking

A judge has confirmed that US Departement of Defense funded the Carnegie Mellon University to conduct research on the Tor hacking. In November 2015, the researchers at the Tor Project publicly accused the FBI of paying the experts at the Carnegie Mellon University to deanonymize Tor users. The experts at the Tor Project collected information about the […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 12, 2015
Did FBI pay the Carnegie Mellon to hack Tor?

The Director of the Tor Project Roger Dingledine has accused the FBI of commissioning to the Carnegie Mellon boffins a study on methods to de-anonymize Tor users. The experts at the Tor Project have collected more information about the attack launched last year by Carnegie Mellon researchers on the popular anonymizing system. The Director of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 16, 2015
McAfee study on the prices of stolen data on the Dark Web

McAfee Labs has analyzed a number of websites and services in the Dark Web used by the criminal communities for the commercialization of stolen data. You know my passion for the Dark Web, I spend a lot of time monitoring activities in the hidden part of the web with a particular interest in illegal activities that […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 12, 2015
Dark Web – Agora users targeted by a hacking campaign

Users of the popular Agora Dark Market have been targeted by unknown crooks who sent them malicious java script exploit that tries to steal their Bitcoin. Users of the popular Agora Marketplace have been targeted by unknown crooks who sent them malicious messages trough their PM system. The messages contain a malicious java script exploit that […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 07, 2015
The silent war between black markets in the deep web

The silent war between black markets in the deep web, Mr Nice Guy hired a blackmailer to hit TheRealDeal and its competitors. TheRealDeal hacked back. Today I desire to tell you a story of ordinary war among operators behind principal black markets. A few weeks ago I have published a detailed analysis of a new black market […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 07, 2014
Operation Onymous, the joint attack against dark markets in Tor

Operation Onymous – Law enforcement and judicial agencies around the globe conducted a joint action against dark markets on Tor networks. This morning I have reported the news of the seizure for the underground black market Silk Road 2.0 and the arrest of its alleged manager, Defcon” Benthall. In reality, the shutdown of Silk Road 2.0 is […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 29, 2014
Evolution of the Russian underground offer

TrendMicro has published an excellent study on the evolution of the Russian underground, detailing products, services and related prices. Max Goncharov has published a new interesting study on the Russian Underground, titled Russian Underground Revisited, one year after the previous report “Russian Underground 101”. Trend Micro report continues its analysis of the services and products offered by cyber criminals in […]