Silk Road 2.0 Admin May Only Be Prosecuted For Tax Crimes After Cooperating with Feds
While others associated with Silk Road and Silk Road 2.0 didn't cooperate with authorities and have gotten serious jail time, Blake Benthall may get off without being prosecuted for drug crimes.
Hackers Threaten to Dump Insurance Files Related to 9/11 Attacks
The Dark Overlord appears to be trying to capitalize on conspiracy theories about the September 11 attacks.
Children’s Personal Data and SSNs Are Being Sold on the Dark Web
The data includes names, phone numbers, addresses, and Social Security Numbers.
What It's Like to Run the Biggest Drug Encyclopedia in the World
Kenan Sulayman's website PsychonautWiki is an online resource for information on more than 300 hallucinogens.
Eric van den Berg
Like Beer, There's Now 'Craft Cocaine'
A community of dark net drug users view themselves as cocaine connoisseurs, looking for "organic" coke over "petrol," and batches with good "legs" and "bag-appeal."
NSO Group Employee Allegedly Stole Company’s Powerful Spyware for Personal Profit
NSO sells its potent iPhone malware to governments, including Mexico and the United Arabs Emirates. But according to a newly released indictment, a disgruntled employee stole the company's code and tried to sell it for $50 million worth of cryptocurrency.
Feds Pose as Cryptocurrency Money Launderer to Bust Alleged Dark Web Dealers
In a novel investigative strategy, rather than just following the money, investigators went undercover as someone converting Bitcoin into cash, exploiting a financial bottleneck faced by dark web criminals.
This Billionaire-Backed App Is Being Used to Buy and Sell Drugs
An encrypted messaging service used by politicians and business execs is the new favored tool of dark net drug dealers.
There’s Now a Dark Web Version of Wikipedia
People living under censorious regimes can use it to surf Wikipedia.
We Need to Talk About Our Generation's Xanax Problem
Abuse of the drug is on the rise in the UK and the US, we talked to a former addict to find out why.
The Dark Net
Police Can Hurt Dark Net Drug Rings by Leaving Dealers Bad Reviews, Study Suggests
A seller's reputation goes a long way on the dark net.
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Teen Sold Jewish Center Bomb Threats on Dark Web, FBI Says
The 19-year-old arrested for the wave of JCC bomb scares was allegedly charging as little as $30 for each threat, racking up nearly $240,000 for his services.