In a post on Dread, a Yellow Brick Market staff member announced a minor update to the market as well as upcoming plans to support transactions made with Monero. They also applied for a spot on dark.fail, one of the few sites providing updated onion links to darkweb markets, forums, and other services.
A Summary of the Investigation into the Darkweb Vendor "Adderallz"
A darkweb vendor known as “Adderallz” abruptly ended operations in May 2019 after federal law enforcement agents had identified and arrested two individuals suspected of drug trafficking in connection with a darkweb vendor account. In this article we explore the connection between the prolific darkweb vendor Adderallz and the two suspected methamphetamine traffickers.
Market Update: Nightmare Market Removes Payment ID for Monero Transactions
Users of Nightmare Market logged who recently logged into the market may have noticed a lengthy message in their list of notifications. The message, an official one from the Nightmare staff, highlighted the changes made to the market’s Monero payment system and other overall improvements.
PSA from HugBunter Concerning the Current Status of Dread
A PSA from HugBunter regarding current attacks against Dread, upcoming fixes, and the status of a Dread mirror if needed.
The New Version of Dream Market Has Launched
In March 2019, Dream Market announced that the market would be shutting down. A partner company would be launching a market as a Dream replacement. After a couple of silent months, many suspected no such partner company even existed. Now, in early July, Dream Market’s replacement–SamSara Market–has launched.
Alleged Hansa Market Admins Charged in Connection with Pirated eBook Site
During the investigation in 2017 that led to the seizure of both Alphabay and Hansa Market, German law enforcement arrested two men for operating a pirated eBook shop online. Both men also allegedly operated Hansa Market. Now, two years after the bust, German authorities have charged the alleged operators of LuL.to for their alleged fraud and copyright law violations.
PSA: Dread is Back Online
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.