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  • Message from Ross Ulbricht (Founder and operator of the Silk Road)

    09/30/2022 4:14:19 PM PDT · by RandFan · 38 replies
    twitter ^ | Sep 30 | Ross Ulbricht
    @RealRossU Tomorrow I’ll begin my 10th year in prison. I don’t know what to say. I screwed up. I ruined my life and caused a lot of pain. When I look back and see my many mistakes, I feel immense regret.
  • Hackers Showcase America's Vulnerabilities

    06/10/2021 5:36:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | June 10, 2021 | Armstrong Williams
    Among many claimed benefits, cryptocurrencies supposedly offer two significant benefits over fiat currencies: 1) autonomy and 2) discretion. This past week, the U.S. federal government took them both down. The U.S. Department of Justice issued a press statement that it had seized $2.3 million in cryptocurrency. The seizure was the result of the FBI's Colonial Pipeline investigation. As a reminder, Colonial Pipeline, the U.S.'s largest pipeline for refined oil products, was the victim of a cyberattack. Against the U.S.'s wishes and policies, Colonial Pipeline paid millions in ransom to retake control of the pipeline. According to the FBI, they had...
  • Let’s Hope The Special Counsel (And Others) Are Investigating The People Who Watch You Online

    02/23/2022 8:25:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 23, 2022 | Margot Cleveland
    A revelation buried in a cache of documents opens a new and potentially important investigative corridor for Special Counsel John Durham. The shady tech executive who featured prominently in the federal indictment of Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann was also communicating with a covert group of computer scientists skilled in mining internet data. This revelation raises concerns that the man referred to in special counsel documents as Tech Executive-1, Rodney Joffe, may have shared sensitive government and private internet data more broadly than previously thought. Joffe’s role in Spygate represents one of the most recent developments exposed by the...
  • Solving CAPTCHAs With Machine Learning to Enable Dark Web Research

    01/16/2022 8:13:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    UNITE.AI ^ | January 11, 2022 | Martin Anderson
    A joint academic research project from the United States has developed a method to foil CAPTCHA* tests, reportedly outperforming similar state-of-the-art machine learning solutions by using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to decode the visually complex challenges. Testing the new system against the best current frameworks, the researchers found that their method achieves more than 94.4% success on a carefully curated real-world benchmark dataset, and has proved capable of ‘eliminating human involvement’ when navigating a highly CAPTCHA-protected emerging Dark Net Marketplace, automatically resolving CAPTCHA challenges in a maximum of three attempts. Architecture for DW-GAN. Source: Workflow for DW-GAN. Source:
  • SHOCK CONFESSION Josh Duggar admits he’s ‘not denying guilt’ & insists he used dark web to sell cars during child pornography trial

    12/03/2021 8:36:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    The US Sun ^ | December 1, 2021 | Teresa Roca
    JOSH Duggar made a startling "non-admission" when questioned about alleged child pornography on his work computer in 2019. In court on Wednesday, audio from an interview with Homeland Security agents conducted with Josh in 2019 was played. At the time, after being presented with evidence, Josh told arresting officers: "I’m not going to say anything that’s going to incriminate me. I’m not denying guilt. I’m not saying if I am guilty or not." In another audio recording played for the court, Josh was asked by an agent if he was aware of what peer-to-peer was, according to a Sun reporter...
  • Feds Join Mass Arrest of 150 People in Connection With Dark Net Drug Dealing

    10/26/2021 8:51:03 PM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 26 October 2021 | Lucas Ropek
    Authorities in the U.S. and Europe say they've coordinated on one of the largest dark web drug busts in history. The coordinated police operation, dubbed “Dark HunTor,” involved a large number of law enforcement agencies, including the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Europol, and various other U.S. entities, including the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Postal Service. So far, “HunTor” has resulted in the arrest of 150 people worldwide, as well as the seizure of some $31.6 million from both cash and digital currencies (aka Bitcoin and other cryptos). Police say that they have also seized approximately 234 kilograms of narcotics.......
  • The US government seized $1 billion in bitcoin from dark web marketplace Silk Road

    11/09/2020 9:49:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    The Verge ^ | Nov 6, 2020, 5:59am EST | James Vincent
    Earlier this week, the bitcoin community was shocked when a digital wallet containing roughly $1 billion in bitcoin...was emptied by an unknown individual. The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it had seized the wallet’s contents as part of a civil forfeiture case targeting the Silk Road. The government said it retrieved the roughly 70,000 bitcoins with the help of an unnamed hacker, whose identity is known to the government but who is simply referred to as “Individual X” in court documents. “Individual X” allegedly hacked the Silk Road’s payments system some time in 2012 or 2013. The government...
  • Is there a change in the Internet regarding cookies/tracking? (VANITY)

    05/02/2020 6:24:34 AM PDT · by rlmorel · 50 replies
    5/2/2020 | rlmorel
    In the last three days, I have begun having issues using Google (I have to use Google for work, and I haven't seen the issue there) getting constant CAPTCHA, and this morning, out of the blue, my banking program refused to work saying that I had cookies blocked. Now, I haven't made any changes to my browser settings (I use Safari) so I made sure VPN was off, cleared all caches, history, and cookies, but was still unable to login. So I decided to change some settings I haven't touched in years, and one of them was the setting for...
  • Hundreds Charged Worldwide In Takedown Of Largest Child Pornography Website

    04/27/2020 12:33:12 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | April 27, 2020 | Dino Porrazzo
    South Korean national and hundreds of others charged worldwide in the takedown of the largest darknet child pornography website funded by bitcoin Dozens of minor victims who were being actively abused by site users rescued WASHINGTON – Jong Woo Son, 23, a South Korean national, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for his operation of Welcome To Video, the largest child sexual exploitation market by volume of content. The nine-count indictment was unsealed today along with a parallel civil forfeiture action. Son has also been charged and convicted in South Korea and is currently...
  • Dark Web Child Pornography Facilitator Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Advertise Child Pornography

    02/06/2020 3:57:03 PM PST · by ransomnote · 6 replies ^ | February 6, 2020 | DOJ
      Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 6, 2020 Hosting Service Contained Over 8.5 Million Images of Child Exploitation Material A dual national citizen of the United States and Ireland pleaded guilty in federal court in Maryland to conspiracy to advertise child pornography.Eric Eoin Marques, 33, of Dublin, Ireland, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang to conspiracy to advertise child pornography.  In his plea agreement, Marques admitted that between July 24, 2008, and July 29, 2013, he conspired to advertise child pornography by operating an anonymous web hosting service (AHS). Marques was extradited to...
  • Hillary’s Latest Excuse For Losing: ‘Flashing Videos’ On The ‘Dark Web’

    10/24/2019 5:18:49 PM PDT · by bitt · 115 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2019 | william davis
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed “flashing videos” on the “dark web” for her 2016 presidential election loss last Friday during a radio interview. Clinton said on Campaign HQ’s podcast that she anticipates President Donald Trump will employ a similar strategy to win re-election next November. (RELATED: ‘Error’ Page On Trump’s Website Shows Hillary Clinton As President) “I think it’s going to be the same as 2016,” Clinton said. “I’m going to show you in these flashing videos that appear and then disappear and they’re on the dark web and nobody can find them, but you’re going to see...
  • Feds take down the world's 'largest dark web child porn marketplace'

    10/16/2019 3:46:00 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 16, 2019 | Cyrus Farivar and Andrew Blankstein
    The dark web, a section of the internet that can only be accessed via a Tor browser, is designed to protect users' tracks online and obscure digital footprints.Jeroen Jumelet / EPA-EFE WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have filed multiple charges against a 23-year-old South Korean man accused of running what they call the world's "largest dark web child porn marketplace." The now-shuttered English-language site, called "Welcome to Video," contained more than 200,000 unique videos or almost 8 terabytes of data showing sex acts involving children, toddlers and infants, according to the 18-page criminal indictment unsealed here Wednesday, and processed 7,300...
  • Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents Found for Sale on Dark Web, Researchers Say

    07/17/2018 1:22:01 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 11th 2018 | Dustin Volz
    An unidentified hacker tried to sell purported U.S. military documents containing information about combat drones last month, a cybersecurity research firm said, after they were allegedly stolen from an Air Force officer’s computer.
  • Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web

    05/08/2018 8:11:40 AM PDT · by NRx · 7 replies
    NY Times | 05-08-2018 | Bari Weiss
    ...But as the members of the Intellectual Dark Web become genuinely popular, they are also coming under more scrutiny. On April 21, Kanye West crystallized this problem when he tweeted seven words that set Twitter on fire: “I love the way Candace Owens thinks.” Candace Owens, the communications director for Turning Point USA, is a sharp, young, black conservative — a telegenic speaker with killer instincts who makes videos with titles like “How to Escape the Democrat Plantation” and “The Left Thinks Black People Are Stupid.” Mr. West’s praise for her was sandwiched inside a longer thread that referenced many...
  • Do you know how much is YOUR data worth on the Dark Web? $1

    03/23/2018 8:24:42 AM PDT · by Gennie · 16 replies
    Stronghold Cyber Security ^ | March 23, 2018 | Stronghold Cyber Security
    Two new reports have found out just how much your data is worth on the Dark Web. Content marketing agency Fractl analyzed, over several days last month, all of the fraud-related listings on three Dark Web marketplaces — Dream, Point and Wall Street Market – the results of which were obtained via MarketWatch. MarketWatch indicates that an individual’s Gmail account can be purchased for as little as $1, while Facebook credentials go for around $5.20. Paypal accounts average $247.00.
  • Where did Q Go?

    02/20/2018 11:10:46 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 110 replies
    2-20-18 | Self
    So I'm a big follower of Q, not, imitations, though some post good stuff...Q seems tied closely to PDJT's inner circle...but, Last night, posts from Feb 17, 18, 19 disappeared, then what was left was Feb 16th posts... Right after that, the website was unreachable... This website, a Twitter one, follows Q. Does anyone have any insights?
  • error threat as Heathrow Airport security files found dumped in the street

    10/29/2017 5:30:56 AM PDT · by mairdie · 15 replies
    Mirror ^ | 28 OCT 2017 | Dan Warburton
    Heathrow chiefs are reeling after a memory stick crammed with confidential information was found in the street – posing “a risk to national security”. Britain’s biggest airport launched a “very, very urgent” investigation after the Sunday Mirror alerted them to the frightening security lapse. The USB stick – containing 76 folders with maps, videos and ­documents – was not encrypted and did not require a password. The man who found it plugged it into a library computer and was alarmed at what he saw. It revealed: The exact route the Queen takes when using the airport and security measures used...
  • VG exposed the largest child sexual abuse forum. It was run by the police.

    10/09/2017 9:02:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    VG ^ | January 24, 2017 | Håkon F. Høydal, Einar Otto Stangvik and Natalie Remøe Hansen
    Both men stiffen as VG confronts them. – Go ahead and publish what you know about us now, if you think it’s true, but be prepared for the consequences, says Jon. Next to him in a Brisbane hamburger pub sits Paul. VG has just told them what we’ve uncovered: that they run the world’s largest online forum for child sexual exploitation, “Childs Play”. Jon, the Australian, turns pale. Paul, who is British, flushes crimson. It is January 2017. At this point the two have been running the Childs Play website for three months. Under their supervision, thousands of members have...
  • Two men sentenced to life in prison for aggravated sexual abuse in child porn case

    10/09/2017 9:16:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | September 15, 2017 | Frank Green
    Benjamin Faulkner, 26, and Patrick Falte, 27. Two men who sexually abused a child and uploaded photographs to their child pornography website were each sentenced Friday to life in prison. Benjamin Faulkner, 26, and Patrick Falte, 27, pleaded guilty in federal court in Richmond earlier this year to the aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. They were taken into custody after Faulkner, of Canada, and Falte, whose address is unavailable but is from out of state, traveled to an undisclosed address in Hanover County — which had no apparent connection to the offenses — and then to Northern Virginia...
  • The far right has its own web, but what use is a site no-one will serve?

    08/26/2017 5:08:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Boing Boing ^ | August 22, 2017 | Rob Beschizza
    After Charlottesville and the murder of Heather Heyer, hitherto Nazi-friendly internet companies have found their boots and their banhammers. The angry right has for some time anticipated this eventuality, and colonized or established replicas of key services and platforms. 8chan, Voat and Gab are the most well-known examples, respectively resembling 4chan, Reddit and Twitter. Adi Robertson writes that the internet's plumbing, the world of domain name registrars and load mitigation, will be harder to replicate. Why the alt-right can’t build an alt-internet. Even if such a registrar could ignore bad PR, activists could still lodge complaints with the registries, which...