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Researchers Spot New Cryptocurrency Stealing Malware Advertised Under a Subscription Model

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>A cryptocurrency-related malware program has been advertised on darknet forums as the “leading way to make money in 2021,” raising alarms among the cybersecurity community. Palo Alto Networks published a report on the malicious app Westeal, detailing the author’s ties with other types of malware that steals major streaming services accounts.</strong> Westeal …

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British Authorities Take Down Dark Web Ecstasy Gang, Seize $5.8M in Drugs

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The string of dark web gangs being cracked down by law enforcement is still alive across the world. Recently, the British authorities dismantled an unnamed dark web band known for selling ecstasy and gathering millions of dollars worth of crypto.</strong> Gang Sold Ecstasy, Amphetamine, and Diazepam in Several Darknet Forums According to …

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Darknet Market Joker’s Stash Retires After Raking in $1 Billion in Cryptocurrencies

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>One of the largest darknet marketplaces for selling identity data and stolen credit card information, Joker’s Stash retired last month after making off with a cool $1 billion in cryptocurrencies. Weeks ago, U.S. and European officials seized some of the web portal’s servers tied to Joker’s Stash site, but were unable to …

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Darknet Giant White House Market Drops Bitcoin, Supports Monero Payments Only

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The prominent darknet marketplace, White House Market, has dropped bitcoin payments and now accepts monero only. The darknet marketplace administrators detailed that there was an issue with a payment processor blocking Tor exit nodes, but the full transition to monero was always planned.</strong> A number of crypto proponents have reported on the …

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Study: Over 13% of All Proceeds of Crimes in Bitcoin Passed Through Privacy Wallets in 2020

Cryptocurrency Indexes Are Set to Launch in 2021 by S&P Dow Jones Indices S&P Dow Jones Indices has made it official: they will launch cryptocurrency indexes in 2021, becoming the latest major finance company to make its inception into the digital asset industry. More than 550 of the top traded coins to be … read …

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Darknet Market Crypto Revenues Hit All-Time Highs in 2020

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>A study revealed that darknet markets have astonishing figures so far in 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic, but the dynamics changed compared to the last year’s numbers.</strong> Darknet Vendors Surpassed $800 Million in Revenues Despite Covid Pandemic According to the Chainalysis report, darknet marketplaces surpassed the $800 million threshold worth of cryptocurrencies …

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Darknet Markets Face Headwinds After Year of Mixed Results

Darknet markets are having a rough 2020. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on all shipping-centric industries, drug sellers included. Criminologist Andréanne Bergeron estimates that only 21% of darknet market transactions resulted in on-time deliveries during the height of pandemic lockdowns in the spring. But the virus only accounts for part of their pain. According to crypto …

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Televend’s Complex System of Telegram Drug Bots Swell as German Police Seize 9 Telegram Drug Channels

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/422919″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”http://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/lottery-new-bn.jpg” alt width=”728″ height=”180″></a></div><strong>During the last few months following the departure of the infamous Empire darknet market (DNM), a great number of DNM users have been flocking to alternative vendors. More recently, a new bot service on Telegram called Televend has …

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A System of Robot Drug Dealers on Telegram Allows People to Buy Illegal Products for Bitcoin

There’s a new avenue darknet market (DNM) customers have found that allows them to purchase illegal wares 24 hours a day via a robot drug dealer hosted on Telegram. The platform dubbed ‘Televend,’ is an automated software program that peddles illicit narcotics for people paying with bitcoin and during the last few months, the complex …

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Eastern Europe’s sixth-largest crypto service is a darknet market

Blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis has found that darknet markets exert a disproportionate presence in Eastern Europe’s crypto sector. In an excerpt from Chainalysis’ 2020 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report, the firm asserts that Eastern Europe is responsible for “more global darknet market activity than any other region,” with the anonymous free market Hydra comprising the region’s …

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