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.
PSA: Dread is Currently Down Due to Ongoing DOS Attacks
Dread, the darkweb discussion platform similar to Reddit, is currently under a denial of service attack that is rendering the service inoperable. No fix for the attack exists in the mainstream tor builds, even though the latest alpha builds included potential solutions.
Nightmare Market Update Brings Dark Mode, Speed Improvements, and Stability
Less than an hour after posting that Nightmare Market had temporarily entered maintenance mode to update the site’s design in a major way, the market came back online with an all new interface, bug fixes, and a promise that more features will be available in the future.
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.
Father-and-Son Crew Face Lengthy Sentences for Selling Meth on the Darkweb
A father and son from Orange County, California, are facing lengthy prison sentences for allegedly selling methamphetamine through a number of undisclosed darkweb marketplaces, according to an announcement from the United States Attorney’s Office. Earlier this month, a jury found the father guilty and June 17, the son pleaded guilty.
Libertas Market Shuts Down Due to 'Lack of Use' on I2P
Libertas Marketplace, less than one month after moving to the I2P network and shutting down their onion service, is closing up shop on I2P as well, citing the “lack of use of I2P.” In a closing message, the market, the Libertas admin claimed all marketplaces on the Tor network are honeypots operated by law enforcement.
Canna_Bars aka TheFastPlug Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution Charges
Jose Robert Porras III, a convicted felon and former darkweb vendor, pleaded guilty to distributing controlled substances and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Porras sold drugs on Dream Market and Wallstreet Market under the names “Canna_Bars” and “TheFastPlug.”
Phishing: Ex-mod Explains How to Bypass Empire Market's 2FA System
In a public paste, one of the most prolific entities responsible for phishing Empire Market users pointed out how easily he—or anyone with the ability to run a proxy—could bypass the marketplace’s “anti-phishing features.” The former Empire Market mod demonstrated how even when presented with the correct Empire Market address, the end user ignores the legitimate Empire Market link in the 2FA message.
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.