Dark Net


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.
Joseph Cox

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.
Joseph Cox
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Children’s Personal Data and SSNs Are Being Sold on the Dark Web

The data includes names, phone numbers, addresses, and Social Security Numbers.
Joseph Cox

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."
James Nolan

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.
Joseph Cox

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.
Joseph Cox

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.
James Nolan

There’s Now a Dark Web Version of Wikipedia

People living under censorious regimes can use it to surf Wikipedia.
Jordan Pearson

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.
James Nolan
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.
Jacob Dubé
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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.
Drew Schwartz