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The Australian Border Force Assigns Investigators to the Darknet

The Australian Border Force has created a team of intelligence analysts for the "dark net", an encrypted part of the internet known for trade in drugs, as well as guns, child pornography and even extremist activity. Australia has emerged as a global leader in darknet commerce, according to recent surveys and law enforcement. To be sure, the dark net is also used for people persecuted by...

The US Postal Inspection Service is Seeking Bitcoin 'Intelligence Gathering Specialists'

The US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) has recently listed a job opening where it seeks an “Intelligence Gathering Specialist”. In it, the organization states candidates must be knowledgeable about bitcoin, dark net markets, and openly available data sources, among other things. The Washington, DC-based job listing indicates the agency is looking for people that’ll help them fight cybercrime...

Has the Oasis run dry? Anatomy of a Dark Net Market Exit Scam

For anyone familiar with the dark net markets on the Deep Web, exit scams – the sudden disappearance of a market’s website and forum without any legitimate explanation, along with the bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency held in escrow, such as a hacking, DDoS attack, or seizure by law enforcement – are a risk one takes when participating in an online marketplace run by anonymous people selling...

Australian Border Police “Well Aware” of Dark Net, Nab Drug Buyer

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The Australian Border Force have arrested a 31-year-old Australian man following an investigation that puts him in connection with drugs purchased and imported to the country via the dark net. The Australian Border Force (ABF) and the South Australian Police (SAPOL) have arrested a man alleged to have imported and distributed drugs purchased on the dark net. In an announcement, the man has been...

Darknet Chronicles: Evolution Now Replaces Silk Road

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Last month, the FBI took down the online drug marketplace known as Silk Road. However much like a hydra, a new online marketplace has reared its head called Evolution Marketplace, and it is enjoying explosive growth in its offer of drugs and other illegal items. A statement from the Digital Citizens Alliance shows that though the FBI action in taking down websites did have the effect of slowing...

The Unstoppable Evolution of the Dark Net

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Wired reports that the shutdown of Silk Road 2 was shut down by FBI’s and Europol’s Operation Onymous, earlier this month, scattered the Dark Web’s drug dealers. But one new and improved crypto market is welcoming and profiting from those refugees: an appropriately named website called Evolution. Evolution, a Tor hidden service only accessible using Tor (like Silk Road and most online drug...

Europol Threatens to Come After People Using Bitcoin on Dark Net Marketplaces Like Silk Road 3.0

Dark net marketplaces are facing increased action from governments around the world, as anticipated In a release today, the United Kingdom National Crime Agency revealed their part in the ongoing Operation Onymous that has brought several country's best online crime agencies together to bring down over 400 dark net websites, not all of them marketplaces. The UK NCA worked with the European...

Business Is Thriving on the Dark Net

The Economist reports that business is thriving on the anonymous internet, despite the efforts of law enforcers. Silk Road was shut last year with the arrest of Ross Ulbricht, the 29-year-old American whom investigators believe to be Dread Pirate Roberts, the site’s founder. Mr Ulbricht is due to stand trial in New York next January on charges that include computer hacking and money laundering...

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