Roles Played by Both White & Black Hat Hackers in Darknet-Related Operations

The evolution of computer technology brought abundant benefits to humanity, but it has also its shortcomings—mainly hacking. Hacking is the unauthorized manipulation of a computer system or network, thus making it divert from its intended purpose. This is done to serve either a beneficial purpose or an illegal intention. Hackers are therefore tech-savvy individuals who…

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Op-Ed: Breaking Down the Fear Mongering Campaign Behind Experian’s Dark Web Scans

Experian, the consumer credit reporting agency, has consistently received negative press regarding its horrific security practices. It is a company that holds a significant volume of people’s personal information, and together with its “too big to fail” size status, it doesn’t particularly care about keeping up with quality consumer protection. Since late last year, Experian…

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Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

An incident between HugBunter, one of his admins, and Olympus Market led to the end of Dread—a Reddit-like messageboard exclusive to the darknet. The owner and creator of Dread, HugBunter, explained the situation on Reddit and to DeepDotWeb. We covered the incident not long after the news broke. Since then, HugBunter has explained that Olympus…

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Monero Hard Fork To Deter ASIC Mining and Increase Privacy

The privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero has had another hard fork, and the new updated version is designed to prevent Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) mining and to increase privacy. Monero regularly hard forks about twice every year, some people have called these regular hard forks network upgrades. The latest upgrade happened on Friday April 6th at block…

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