Cock.li, a service known to most as an email provider, temporarily shut down many of their services “due to an ongoing legal search order.” The owner of Cock.li reminded users that the full disk encryption on every server prevents law enforcement from actually collecting information from seized drives.
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Monero Project Served Infected Binaries for 35 Minutes
On November 18, the official download site for the Monero CLI served a malicious binary for less than an hour. The malicious version of the download was designed to steal Monero from unsuspecting victims.
Dread to Return with Fixes and Some Data Loss
Dread suffered a crash that resulted in the loss of two weeks worth of data, including account changes, posts, comments, and even new account. HugBunter will have the forum up and running again in the next few days, according to a status update posted on the DreadAlert subreddit.
People have taken this opportunity to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt about Dread.
The Admin of SamSara Market is Gone
SamSara Market, the official yet unofficial successor to Dream Market, has been down for several days without any explanation from the market’s administration. The administrator of the market has been keeping the staff in the dark as well, according to a recent post by one of the market’s most senior staff members.
San Diego Man Gets Nine Years for Selling Fentanyl on the Darkweb
One of the two defendants behind the Dream Market vendor account “The Drug Llama” was sentenced in a United States District Court to 108 months in federal prison for his role in a large-scale fentanyl distribution operation.
DeepDotWeb Admin Talks About His Case from Behind Bars
From behind bars in a French prison, one of the accused administrators of DeepDotWeb provided his side of the story. Throughout the interview he maintained that DeepDotWeb was nothing more than an ordinary news site that did more good than harm by allowing users to make informed decisions about the darkweb.
Italian Authorities Seized Berlusconi Market
Italian law enforcement announced the shutdown of Berlusconi Market and arrest of three individuals suspected of running the marketplace. The investigation into the market started in May and investigation into vendors on the marketplace is ongoing.
Silk Road Vendor Admits Laundering $19 Million in Bitcoin
The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Hugh Brian Haney had admitted laundering more than $19 million worth of drug money earned by selling controlled substances through Silk Road. According to court documents, Haney operated a vendor account under the username “Pharmville.”