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Mississippi Man Admits Importing Synthetic Cannabinoids to Resell Locally

A Mississippi man pleaded guilty on October 17 to importing the synthetic cannabinoid AB-PINACA and possessing firearms in furtherance of a felony drug trafficking crime, according an announcement from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern Mississippi region. The man had been ordering cannabinoids from a supplier on the internet, preparing them for distribution, and then selling them out ... Read More »

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Medical big data is offered for sale on the darknet

Recently, the concept of the so-called Big Data has become more and more popular, which in the simplest way can be defined as data characterized by extensive volume, diversity and variability. Their analysis goes far beyond simple operations on one given type of information and includes aspects of data analysis, such as the generation of hypotheses, and not simply testing ... Read More »

Kentucky Among 19 States Whose Data Are Listed On The Dark Web

According to a recent report, Kentucky remains one of the 19 states whose voter records have been displayed on the Dark web forum for sale. Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky Secretary of State has quickly reacted to the incident by partnering with the Department of the Homeland Security and other relevant agencies to investigate the case. In her report, she emphasized ... Read More »

US Military Data Offered on Darknet

At the beginning of last month, the darknet had its first in military data offering. In a bizarre sale of hacked military documents, a cyber-security monitoring network, Recorded Future, chanced on what could prove vulnerabilities in military devices. In a strange twist, the hacker offered the data for a measly $100 – $150. The Inskit Group from Recorded Future monitors ... Read More »

Report: Bank Data for Sale on the Dark Web Rises by 135% Every Year

Insights Cyber Intelligence a cyber-security firm that offers cyber threat intelligence to enterprises released its Financial Services Threat Landscape Report (July 2018). To acquire cyber threat intelligence, Insights engages in dark web monitoring, phishing and fraud detection and brand protection. The research resulted in a number of key findings:135% increase in bank data available for sales on dark web marketplaces ... Read More »

French national behind UK data breach caught in Thailand

The Europol has announced the arrest of a 25 year old French national who was involved in the cyber-attack of several companies in the past few years. The investigation that led to his arrest started last year when a group of hackers known as the “Rex Mundi” were identified to be behind a hacking case that led to the breach ... Read More »

Amazon Patent to Help Unmask Bitcoin Users by Subscribing to “Data Stream”

Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, has a new patent that takes the unique authoritative opinion contrary to the decentralized pseudo-anonymous outlook for virtual currency—namely, bitcoin. The patent uses its data-stores to establish the active participants in bitcoin transactions so as to trade the said information on to a subscriber base, a crucial component that would be very useful in law ... Read More »

Data subjects in the Darknet: defendant received a suspended sentence

In January we wrote about a 21-year-old man from Bad Segeberg who had been doing a minor fraud operation, which included stolen PayPal account data from the darknet, identical DHL packing stations, eBay, and electronics. However, after a recent sentence hearing, German news channels reported that the man went lightly with the sentence given. Similarly, a trial in a Gemünd ... Read More »

Apple data sold to the highest bidder on the darknet

Apple accounts on the Darknet have become very popular and expensive. From a new investigation conducted, hackers on average have to shell out over $15 on illegal markets to get an Apple ID. Nevertheless, Amazon, Gmail, Facebook or Netflix accounts are significantly cheaper. The VPN comparison service, Top10VPN, conducted a survey on various marketplaces on the Darknet to determine cracked ... Read More »

U.S. Healthcare Sector Records Rise in Data Breaches

Hackers last year targeted multi-million dollar companies, personal information, bank documents and login credentials. They also expanded their business into the healthcare sector. It is no secret that the world we live in now is seeing ransomware and hacking incidents more than ever and that makes everyone a target. Healthcare organizations or the Health sector last year alone recorded 233 ... Read More »

Hacker Arrested for Selling Stolen Data on the Darknet

A press release from the Bavarian Central Office of Cybercrime revealed that an extensive investigation led to the arrest of a talented 24-year-old hacker who sold hundreds of thousands of stolen usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers on the darknet. Authorities found and arrested the man at his apartment in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The investigation started in 2016. According ... Read More »

Hotspot Shield VPN is Leaking Users Data and Location

A security researcher has found that one of the world’s largest Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers is leaking users private information. Hotspot Shield, which has been downloaded over half a billion times and has been in operation for over a decade, has a bug which can reveal what country a user is located in, as well as leak the name ... Read More »