Operation Onymous

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 August 16, 2015
Dark marketplaces raked from $300,000 to $500,000 a day

A Study that will be presented at the USENIX Security Symposium shows that principal Dark marketplaces raked from $300,000 to $500,000 a day. We all remind the operation Onymous and the seizure of several black markets operated by law enforcement last year, despite the enormous effort spent every day by the authorities the illicit activities […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 13, 2015
Silk Road Reloaded, an important development in the world of black markets

The newborn Silk Road Reloaded black marketplace adopts I2P Anonymous Network and different virtual currency scheme to protect illegal business. The Operation Onymous conducted by law enforcement allowed the seizure of dozens of black markets on Tor Networks. While all the underground marketplaces in the DeepWeb, including Silk Road 2.0, went down due to the operation of […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 04, 2015
Cybercrime, a dangerous and attractive lifestyle for young cyber talents

Cybercrime is a dangerous and attractive lifestyle for young cyber talents. Which are the strengths of a winning model that is hard to fight? The Director of the European police agency Europol, Rob Wainwright, has provided illuminating details on the evolution of the cyber criminal ecosystem. The number of cyber crimes is growing rapidly, their level […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 23, 2014
Seizure of the directory authorities could block the Tor network

The Tor network could be seriously impacted by the seizure of directory authorities operated by law enforcement, despite it is a precious resource for all. The overall architecture of Tor network relies on nine directory authorities locate in the Europe and United States. The servers working as directory authorities provide a signed list of all the […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 17, 2014
Operation Tornado – FBI Used Metasploit to unmask Tor users

Operation Tornado is the first time that FBI deployed a tracking code broadly against every visitor to a website, instead of targeting a particular user. The Wired portal has published a detailed post to describe how the FBI used a collection of freely available exploits and hacking tool to de-anonymize users in the Tor network. Wired revealed […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 28, 2014
Bitcoin anonymity, hackers can deanonymize users from their transactions

A group of researchers at the University of Luxembourg have demonstrated that is it possible to de-anonymize Bitcoin users from its transactions. The majority of Bitcoin users consider the virtual currency absolutely anonymous, but researchers at the University of Luxembourg have demonstrated that is it possible to de-anonymize clients in a Bitcoin P2P network. In the paper written […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 26, 2014
Evolution of Black Markets after operation Onymous

The Digital Citizens Alliance Security provided data related to the growth of dark markets like Evolution after the operation Onymous operated by police. Recently law enforcement in a joint effort against cybercrime, dubbed operation Onymous, seized dozens of black markets on Tor Networks. While all the the underground marketplaces in the DeepWeb, including Silk Road 2.0, went […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 15, 2014
81 percent of Tor clients can be identified with traffic analysis attack

The research revealed that more than 81 percent of Tor clients can be de-anonymized by exploiting a new traffic analysis attack based on Netflow technology. A team of researchers conducted a study between 2008 and 2014 on the de-anonymization of the Tor users, the team worked to disclose their originating IP addresses. A group led by […]

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 […]