A Swedish-Russian citizen has been charged with operating a multi-million Bitcoin laundering service after authorities traced his crypto transactions from 2011.
Dark Web News
What is the dark web? The dark web exists as a concealed internet realm that facilitates illegal activities, such as drug sales. Certain tools are needed to access the dark web. One generally cannot explore the dark web using regular internet browsers.
Cryptocurrency has been used as dark web money at times. Between 2011 and 2013, a now-infamous online shop on the dark web called Silk Road let users buy and sell things — primarily items of questionable legality — with Bitcoin (BTC) as its method of payment. A number of other dark web stories involve the use of Bitcoin.
Although Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been used in tandem with shady dealings on the dark web, the crypto industry has built up more of a reputation as a legitimate industry as time has passed since Bitcoin’s launch in 2009.
The SEC has taken action against a Californian man for fraudulently offering insider stock trading tips on a darknet marketplace.10256
The DoJ thinks the FBI needs to shape up when it comes to its cryptocurrency support teams.12387
Anonymous sources claim that President Trump is sympathetic to the Free Ross campaign and is considering clemency for the Silk Road founder.11585
FinCEN has fined the operator of early crypto mixers Helix and Coin Ninja for Bank Secrecy Act violations.6346
The charges are reminiscent of events that took place during the "Silk Road" saga.7066
Users are afraid they may be in the middle of an exit scam.20250
Stealing Bitcoin from Tor users is easy.6981
Monero has experienced its biggest single day gain in hashrate since its creation back in 2014.6512
Many Russian citizens now face exploitation on the dark web after their Blockchain voting data was accidentally leaked in early July.4101
Two Costa Rican residents were charged for selling drugs worth $270 million on the darknet.5799
The millionaire profits put NetWalker as one of the most profitable pieces of ransomware during 2020.5245
A new ransomware from North Korea targets major companies.3132
According to Chainalysis, almost one million Bitcoin is held by Dark Web markets and cybercriminals, with crypto exchanges playing a pivotal role in the space.13683
The deep-web website allowed users to pay extra to decide what torture the children would be subject to next.51135