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Most Guns Sold on the Dark Web Originate from the United States, Study Finds, Surprising No One  

Roughly three-fifths of the weapons sold on a selection of dark web marketplaces originate from the United States, according to a new study examining the scope of the internet’s black market arms trade. Read More >>

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Authorities Shut Down Two Major Dark Web Markets

Two major dark web markets, AlphaBay and Hansa, have been shut down, US and European authorities announced. The marketplaces offered drugs, weapons, forged documents, and malware. AlphaBay, the larger of the two sites, hosted around 369,000 listings for various items at the time of its seizure, the US Department of Justice said. Read More >>

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‘The Biggest Marketplace on the Dark Web’ Gets Busted by Authorities

On July 4th, AlphaBay Market went down and scared the hell out of users. One of, if not the most popular destination for illicit goods on the dark net, the site took over Silk Road’s throne after its founder was arrested. According to a new report, AlphaBay has suffered the same fate and international authorities have shut it down. Read More >>

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A Major Dark Net Market Is Down and Users Are Worried They Got Scammed

AlphaBay Market, a prominent dark web marketplace that facilitates the sale of drugs and other illegal items, went down last night and users are panicking, afraid the moderators have shut down the site for good and run off with the loot. Read More >>

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The Dark Web Is Disappearing 

While Tor remains something of an internet boogeyman—a misunderstood service most people think is only useful for hiring hitmen or buying drugs using cryptocurrencies—we found that many Tor sites (called onions) lie somewhere between tame and useless. New research suggests what the few extant onions that remain are headed towards extinction. Read More >>

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The Deep Web is Mostly Full of Crap

The deep web — the portion of the dark web only accessible through Tor — exists to serve the needs of hackers-for-hire, hitmen, internet drug kingpins, child pornographers, and their inevitable customers. That’s the public consensus. Read More >>

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New Report Highlights The Kinds of Programs IS Uses To Remain Anonymous Online

There’s a big push among Islamic State members to enhance technical knowledge, specifically of software that could be used to counteract surveillance. According to a new report released Friday, discussion among jihadist forums proliferates the circulation of manuals and tutorials on how to use VPNs, proxy services, and other tools, and keeps up to date on the latest in software. Read More >>

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How to Search the Deep Web Safely

The deep web and its inner recess, the dark web — those less well-trodden parts of the internet beyond the reach of Google and Bing — are not for the faint-hearted or untrained. With the right tools, however, there’s little to fear and plenty to discover. Here’s how you can start exploring the deep web without having to worry about your digital well-being. Read More >>

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Stolen Credit Cards, Drugs, and More are all Up for Sale on YouTube

There's no need to go to the dark web to search for illegal products, YouTube has it covered. A 13 page report from a group called the Digital Citizens Alliance shows YouTube is lax when it comes to removing videos showing how to acquire illegal content including stolen credit cards, prescription drugs, fake passports, and how to find underage prostitutes from its service, with some of the videos having been up for years. Read More >>

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Google Clone Makes it Easy to Search for Drugs and Guns on the Dark Web

It can be hard to find good smack without leaving the comfort of your own home. At least it used to be. A new search engine for black markets is making it easier than ever to find anything from high quality heroin to assault rifles. The site even looks just like Google. It's called Grams, and it works remarkably well. Read More >>

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Somebody Hacked Into Silk Road 2 and Stole All the Bitcoins

Bad news, you lovers of liberty and cryptocurrency. Somebody just hacked into the resurrected version of the Silk Road (a.k.a. Silk Road 2) and stole everybody's money. And since that money was all in the form of Bitcoin, there's no way to get it back. Read More >>

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Police Say Silk Road Kingpin Ordered Six Murders for £450,000

Things aren't looking so good for Ross Ulbricht, the alleged Silk Road mastermind. Federal prosecutors in New York just filed paperwork accusing the 29-year-old of ordering six murders for the lofty price of $730,000, roughly £450,000. Ulbricht's friends swear he wouldn't hurt a honeybee. Read More >>

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I Pity the Fool Who Resurrected Silk Road

If there's one thing cops don't like, it's being disrespected. So when some renegade launches a clone of Silk Road, the underground drug marketplace that Feds recently shut down, they're just begging to get arrested. They even made the homepage a spoof of an FBI-seized domain. That's just disrespectful! Read More >>