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Dark Web Billions Compromised Data User Credentials Fraud Prevention Marketplace

The dark web is seen loaded with billions of breached user credentials

New studies show that the dark web is still filled with compromised victims’ data, reaching over 24 billion worth of usernames and passwords. These findings demonstrate a 65% uptick within two years, mostly due to users creating account passwords that hackers could easily crack. For instance, one in every 200 compromised passwords comprises the number...
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Authorities Dismantled SSNDOB Marketplace Malicious Operations Dark Web

Authorities dismantled the SSNDOB marketplace malicious operations

For this year, several dark web domains that trade data from cybercriminal activities have been seized and shut down by the US law enforcement agencies. Last June 7, a new announcement of malicious site seizure was published, which involved the SSNDOB marketplace – a dark web marketplace selling over 24 million stolen social security numbers....
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AlphaBay Russia Allied Countries Darknet Marketplace Operations

AlphaBay barred Russia and its allied countries from their operations

Allegedly irrelevant to the ongoing Russian-Ukraine war, the notorious darknet marketplace AlphaBay says they are excluding Russian countries from their malicious trading operations. Based on reports, the marketplace would rule out Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, including all Kyrgyzstan-related activities. An AlphaBay member, who goes by the alias DeSnake, clarified that their decision to exclude...
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Dark Web Portals Seized FBI Operation Policy Enforcement

Three dark web portals were seized from a new FBI operation

Last April, the notorious stolen database marketplace RaidForums was seized by the US authorities, alongside the arrest of its founder Diogo Santos Coelho. And just recently, three more malicious dark web portals were announced to have been seized by the FBI and the DOJ, including IPStress, WeLeakInfo, and OVH-Booter. These three cybercrime domains are reported...
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Hackers Ransom Notes Ransomware Victims Dark Web Threat Group Industrial Spy SATT Sud-Est France

Hackers now post ransom notes publicly to urge victims to cooperate

Ransomware gangs may have been upgrading their extortion tactics after starting to hack corporate websites to post their ransom notes for the public to see, adding more pressure for their victims to pay up. Industrial Spy, a ransomware threat group, was the first that has been identified using this new extortion tactic. Initially, the threat...
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US College Networks Academia Stolen Credentials Cybercriminals

US college networks offered stolen credentials by cybercriminals

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published an advisory about cybercriminals that offer access credentials for higher academic institutions based in the US. The actors sell these credentials for thousands of dollars and are all available on hacking forums and dark web marketplaces. The critical data offered by the actors contained virtual private networks (VPNs)...
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Industrial Spy Data Extortion Marketplace Ransomware Stolen Data Compromised Data

Industrial Spy: A data extortion marketplace turned ransomware

The recently introduced data extortion marketplace called Industrial Spy has turned its illegal store into a full-blown ransomware operation. Researchers discovered last month that Industrial Spy was offering stolen data and sharing information with its members for free. However, the latest data extortion campaign of the group revealed that it commenced its ransomware operation. Moreover,...
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Versus Market Operation Leaked Security Flaw Dark Web Black Market

Versus Market suspends operation due to a leaked security flaw

Recent reports revealed that a well-known dark web marketplace, Versus Market, had shut down its operations after a hacker and its operators found a critical flaw. The discovered critical flaw could have exposed the marketplace’s server IP addresses and allowed unauthorised access to their internal database. Cybercriminals and darknet vendors are keen on protecting their...
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Security Analysts DuckDuckGo Microsoft User Tracking Dark Web Search Engine

Analysts discovered DuckDuckGo allowing Microsoft to track users

The popular search engine DuckDuckGo, which has claimed maximum browsing privacy for its users, reportedly allows Microsoft trackers on third-party websites. This report is discovered from an agreement between the two tech firms about their syndicated search content contract. DuckDuckGo had long assured its users of a private browsing experience, including not allowing trackers to...
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RansomHouse Threat Group Data Leak Breach Stolen Data Darknet

RansomHouse group establishes new data leak site for breach victims

A new darknet leak site has recently emerged on the cybercrime scene run by the group dubbed RansomHouse. The site’s operators use it to leak massive stolen data from data breach victims who failed to pay monetary requests to threat actors. Moreover, the new campaign is said not to operate through ransomware but through breach...
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