The Register: Tor blimey, Auntie! BBC launches dedicated dark web mirror site. “The BBC has launched a .onion version of its news website on the Tor anonymising network aimed at readers based in countries that ban its services.”
BBC: Dark web child abuse: Hundreds arrested across 38 countries. “More than 300 people have been arrested following the take-down of one of the world’s ‘largest dark web child porn marketplaces’, investigators said. The site had more than 200,000 videos which had collectively been downloaded more than a million times.”
Krebs on Security: “BriansClub” Hack Rescues 26M Stolen Cards. “‘BriansClub,’ one of the largest underground stores for buying stolen credit card data, has itself been hacked. The data stolen from BriansClub encompasses more than 26 million credit and debit card records taken from hacked online and brick-and-mortar retailers over the past four years, including almost eight million records uploaded to the shop in 2019 alone.”
MIT Sloan Management Review: Casting the Dark Web in a New Light. “The value chain model developed by Harvard Business School’s Michael E. Porter offers a process-based view of business.6 When applied to cybercrime, it reveals that the dark web — that part of the internet that has been intentionally hidden, is inaccessible through standard web browsers, and facilitates criminal activities — serves as what Porter called a value system. That system includes a comprehensive cyberattack supply chain, which enables hackers and other providers to develop and sell the products and services needed to mount attacks at scale. Understanding how it works provides new, more effective avenues for combating attacks to companies, security service providers, and the defense community at large.” A deep but exceptionally-readable dive. Recommended if you’re at all interested in cybercrime.
The New York Times: Dark Web Drug Sellers Dodge Police Crackdowns. “Authorities in the United States and Europe recently staged a wide-ranging crackdown on online drug markets, taking down Wall Street Market and Valhalla, two of the largest drug markets on the so-called dark web. Yet the desire to score drugs from the comfort of home and to make money from selling those drugs appears for many to be stronger than the fear of getting arrested.”
The Register: Maker of US border’s license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online. “The maker of vehicle license plate readers used extensively by the US government and cities to identify and track citizens and immigrants has been hacked. Its internal files were pilfered, and are presently being offered for free on the dark web to download.”
The Quint: Truecaller Users’ Phone Numbers & Email IDs For Sale on Dark Web. “Truecaller, a caller ID company with access to email IDs and mobile numbers of millions of users, has been hit with fresh allegations of letting its data sell on the dark web. The data is available to any person willing to pay up to Rs 1.5 lakh for data of Indian users, while the amount goes up to a staggering 25,000 euros (Rs 19.4 lakh) for users from other countries.”