In a post on the /r/DreadAlert subreddit, HugBunter announced that users could access Dread once again after several days of downtime. The developer explained that his protections had successfully dampened the impact of the ongoing attacks against his server.
Counterfeit Oxycodone Vendor "Killwill" Arrested in Massachusetts
Anthony Stokes, a Massachusetts man accused of distributing counterfeit oxycodone pills, sold the counterfeits through the darkweb under the identities “Killwill” and Killwill2,” a source told darknetlive.
German Authorities Arrest 11 in Chemical Revolution Takedown
A press release from the Federal Criminal Police Office revealed that German law enforcement had seized “Chemical Revolution,” the largest private vendor shop in Germany. During the operation, law enforcement arrested 11 suspects for drug trafficking and related crimes.
PSA: Empire Market is Back Online
Empire Market temporarily dropped offline on June 28. People spreading phishing links on Reddit and other forums made a lot of money. The unexpected downtime had some of the most reliable sources questioning the status of the market. This is simply a public service announcement that Empire Market is back online and that dark.fail has working mirrors.
HugBunter: Dread and Darknet Avengers Targeted by DOS Attack
HugBunter, the creator of the darkweb discussion forum Dread, posted an announcement on the subreddit used to send alerts concerning Dread uptime. An attacker is exploiting a vulnerability in tor that has “no clear resolution,” the developer wrote in the update. There is no clear resolution in sight.
Nightmare Market is Cracking Down on Vendors Selling Fentanyl
Nightmare Market has reported an increase in the number of vendors engaging in activities prohibited by the market, such as creating listings for fentanyl or fentanyl analogues or requiring buyers to finalize early without permission from the market. To increase the safety of their customers, Nightmare Market will be banning vendors selling fentanyl and giving other one warning to vendors in violation of the market’s other rules.
Former Alphabay Moderator "Penissmith" Catches RICO Charges
A recently unsealed indictment accused Bryan Connor Herrell of conspiring to engage in a racketeer influenced corrupt organization in connection with iconic Alphabay market. According to the indictment, Herrell worked as the Alphabay moderator under the usernames “Penissmith” and “Botah.”
Nightmare Market Enters Maintenance Mode Ahead of Design Overhaul
Nightmare Market, one of the most popular and consistently available darkweb marketplaces, has entered maintenance mode to finalize a design overhaul with fixes for the deposit feature and a more simple interface for both buyers and sellers on the market.
What to Do When Dread Goes Down
When Dread, the most popular discussion platform on the darkweb, goes offline for one reason or another, many users find themselves lost or posting the same questions concerning Dread’s status on various subreddits. Here are some alternative forums to check out until Dread comes back online. This is not a conclusive list of darkweb forums worth using but hopefully these sites can occupy your time until Dread’s retun.
Guide: Enabling XMPP Notifications on Nightmare Market
Nightmare Market, one of the new and increasingly popular darkweb markets of 2019, has a unique notification system for both buyers and vendors. Cryptonia has a similar system. The difference is that Nightmare Market runs their own XMPP server. This is their guide on how to set the notification system up.