How the dark web fuels fraud
Mar24

How the dark web fuels fraud

The statistics continue to chill. 2.3M estimated fraud victims in the UK alone in 2015 according to the ONS. 173,000 confirmed reports of identity theft amongst CiFas members (largely utilities and finance companies) in 2015. From a consumer perspective the chances are that over a period of three to four years you are now more likely than not to be a victim of a successful fraudulent act of some kind. I happen to have used UK...

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Deep web and dark web and clearnet these are the difference
Mar23

Deep web and dark web and clearnet these are the difference

Deep web and dark web and clearnet these are the difference The term Deep Web was coined by ‘Bright Planet’ indexing company, and they used it to describe non-indexable content such as dynamic database requests, paywalls and other hard-to-find elements through the use of conventional search engines. But later came the case of Silk Road, and the media began to use that term to refer to other elements such as Dark Webs. Bright Planet...

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Is This Massive Power Struggle About To Blow Up Bitcoin?
Mar23

Is This Massive Power Struggle About To Blow Up Bitcoin?

Is This Massive Power Struggle About To Blow Up Bitcoin? Bitcoin’s price plunged 25% over the weekend on rumors of a conspiracy theory to take over the network.  Long-simmering tensions between two factions hardened, with each side threatening the other with everything ranging from lawsuits to software changes that would completely cut off the opposing group.  Twitter, Reddit and Bitcoin forums were aflame with insults and tough...

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Loads of Hacked Account Credentials Now Available on Dark Web
Mar23

Loads of Hacked Account Credentials Now Available on Dark Web

Loads of Hacked Account Credentials Now Available on Dark Web Millions of account credentials from hacked online platforms surface on the dark web, available for as less as $400. Read more…   Hacking incidents happen frequently; some get reported while others don’t, at least until the compromised data resurfaces somewhere on the internet. Along the same lines, ill-gotten information from over 12 million accounts has made an...

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Tor project upgrades to make anonymous publishing safer
Mar22

Tor project upgrades to make anonymous publishing safer

In the coming months, the Seattle-based nonprofit The  Tor Project will be making some changes to improve how the Tor network protects users’ privacy and security. The free network lets users browse the internet anonymously. For example, using Tor can reduce the risk of being identified when dissidents speak out against their governments, whistleblowers communicate with journalists and victims of domestic abuse seek help. In its most...

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