dark web

Silk Road

Silk Road 2 Founder Dread Pirate Roberts 2 Caught, Jailed for 5 Years

For years, the arrest and case has been kept under-wraps. Friday, a court sentenced Thomas White to 5 years and 4 months for his role in running a huge dark web drug marketplace.
Joseph Cox
4.12.19
Drugs

The World’s Biggest Dark Net Market Has Shut Down—What's Next?

Under mysterious circumstances, Dream Market is due to close at the end of April. Is the game up for the big online drug bazaars?
Mike Power
4.10.19
Opioids

More Canadians Are Facing Jail in the US for Dealing Fentanyl on the Dark Web

A Calgary man faces at least ten years in prison for shipping fentanyl and other drugs across the border disguised as kids’ toys and Pez-like candy.
Rachel Browne
2.25.19
identity theft

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
12.21.18
dark web

Dunkin’ Donuts Loyalty Points Accounts Are Dirt Cheap on the Dark Web

This week Dunkin’ Donuts announced hackers had broken into customers’ loyalty accounts. So what happens to them once hackers have a wad of loyalty points?
Joseph Cox
11.30.18
The Weakest Link

How Hackers Sell Luxury Hotel Rooms for Next to Nothing

From Bangkok to New York, fraudsters have an established, underground market of selling dirt cheap rooms at 5 star hotels as well as international flights.
Joseph Cox
11.14.18
Drugs

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
11.13.18
Weed

The Canadian Government Is Going to Scan Social Media to See If You Smoke Pot

The data will allegedly be anonymous, and the government will also look into activity on dark web markets.
Jordan Pearson
9.21.18
AlphaBay

FBI Refuses to Release Dark Web Kingpin Arrest Video It Already Showed and Bragged About

The bureau rejected a FOIA request without explaining why.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.18.18
unmasked

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
6.27.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Competitive Beard Grower Admits He Helped Run Massive Dark Web Drug Site

"OxyMonster" worked his way from a lowly vendor to a top dog at Dream Market, one of the biggest drug trafficking sites on the dark web.
Drew Schwartz
6.12.18
VICE Specials

How a Credit Card Scammer Makes Thousands in Cash a Day

VICE met up with a full-time scammer for a look inside the shady, lucrative world of stealing credit card info on the dark web.
VICE Staff
4.11.18
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