Tag: Darknet

AlphaBay Darknet Marketplace Flaws Expose User Data

The large Darknet marketplace AlphaBay reportedly contained security flaws that allowed hackers to view private messages on the platform. The hacker, who uses the handle “Cipher0007,” discovered the security flaws and attempted to notify the admins of the Darknet marketplace. The hacker discovered at least two critical security bugs and two other flaws on the … More

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2.5 Million Xbox 360 and PlayStation Accounts Breached

A researcher discovered an unidentified attacker hacked into the Xbox 360 and PlayStation Portable ISO forums compromising 2.5 million gamer accounts. The compromised gamer accounts include email addresses, account passwords and IP addresses, according to the researcher. The initial intrusions to both gaming forums allegedly occurred around September 2015. The researcher urged all gamers to … More

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Anonymous Forces Part of the Darknet Offline

A hacker claiming to be a member of the hacking collective Anonymous targeted Freedom Hosting II, which services more than 10,000 Tor-based websites. The hacker allegedly targeted the hosting service for promoting and servicing illicit activities. “Hello, Freedom Hosting II, you have been hacked,” the Anonymous-affiliated hacker wrote in a message on the affected sites. … More

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New Ransomware-as-a-Service Portal on Darknet

Hackers have set up a new Ransomware-as-a-Service portal on the Darknet for buyers to access a ransomware distribution network at an affordable price. The new ransomware service portal is called Ranion, according to researcher Daniel Smith. The researcher allegedly discovered the new Ransomware-as-a-Service site by using a Darknet URL indexing service. The portal displays a … More

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Russian Hacker Targets Universities, Government Agencies

Researchers discovered a Russian hacker, who uses the handle Rasputin, has launched cyberattacks against at least 60 organizations, including universities and government agencies. Rasputin is well-known for attacks against the U.S. Electoral Assistance Commission in December 2016. The hacker reportedly stole the commission’s database and put the information up for sale on a Darknet marketplace. … More

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