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Dark Web Demand Increases despite the Crackdown, Research Confirms

According to a recent research, the numerous crackdowns by Europol have not had any effect on the dark web as its demand continues to be on the rise. A similar finding was discovered after the shutdown of the Silk Road market in 2013. According to the research, there was an unprecedented rise in dark web users after that shutdown. The ... Read More »

Hackers Demand Over $250,000 for Ransomware Decryption Keys

Hackers Demand Over $250,000 for Ransomware Decryption Keys The alleged authors of the NotPetya ransomware, which swept through Ukraine locking the systems of governments, financial institutes and businesses, demanded a payment of 100 BTC, which was over $250,000 at the time, for the private keys. Earlier this week, Motherboard reported that cyber security researchers detected movement around the BTC wallet ... Read More »

Demand For Ethical Hackers Rise as Corporations Look to Combat Dark Web Criminals

Hackers are categorized into black, grey and white hat hackers. Black hat hackers are individuals or groups which target corporations and organizations with a malicious intent for political or financial gain. Grey hat hackers aim to find exploits in the computer and IT systems of corporations and either publish the findings or request incentive for the exploitation. Lastly, white hat ... Read More »

Op-Ed: Why Europe’s Demand For DNMs Is Going To SkyRocket

News coverage has played the recent operation Onymous as an international operation on the deep web but has failed to explore the trend that is born out of and its implications. The truth is the main driver of the operation is one of Europe’s most liberal countries when it comes to drugs, or at least used to be. It is ... Read More »