First Silk Road. Now AlphaBay. What’s next for the dark web?

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body” data-component=”trackCWV”> A government shutdown of dark web marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa has merchants and consumers looking for a new home. Authorities , the largest online marketplace for illegal goods, on July 4, and darknet market markets url took down Hansa, the third largest, on Thursday. The sites, where people could buy drugs,…

Crypto crime hit record $14 billion in 2021, research shows

By Tom Wilson LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Crime involving cryptocurrencies hit an all-time high of $14 billion last year, blockchain researcher Chainalysis said on Thursday, a record that comes as regulators call for more powers over the fast-growing sector. Crypto received by digital wallet addresses linked to illicit activity including scams, darknet markets and…

German prosecutors file charges over major child porn site

BERLIN (AP) – German prosecutors said Friday they have filed charges against four men over their alleged involvement with a major international platform for child pornography that was taken down last year. Investigators say the “BoysTown” platform, which operated on the darknet market, darkmarket had more than 400,000 members. Pedophiles used it to exchange and…

Cybercrooks steal code for Electronic Arts games including FIFA 21 

Hackers have stolen the source code for Electronic Arts (EA) games including and tools like the ‘Frostbite’ engine that powers titles such as the ‘Battlefield’ series. The California-based video game company acknowledged the cybercrime on Thursday June 10, Share this article Share EA also said that it was ‘actively working with law enforcement officials and…

'Crocodile of Wall St' and husband argue they are not a flight risk

A lawyer for darknet market markets the self-proclaimed ‘Crocodile of Wall Street’, Heather Rhiannon Morgan, 31, and her husband Ilya ” Lichtenstein, 34, claim neither of them are ‘flight risks’ because Morgan has frozen embryos in the city. The couple’s lawyer, Samson Enzer, has urged a judge to allow them to be freed on $3million and $4.5million bail…

Crocodile of Wall Street hilariously bad raps granted bail at $3m

It appears the self-proclaimed ‘Crocodile of Wall Street’, Heather Rhiannon Morgan, 31, who was granted $3million bail on Wednesday, led a second life a hipster New York rapper who performs under the street name Razzlekhan. In a series of cringey videos posted to YouTube, the wannabe performer can be seen walking around Wall Street while…

Germany shuts down darknet platform specializing in drugs

BERLIN (AP) – German investigators on Tuesday shut down a Russian-language darknet market marketplace that they say specialized in drug dealing, seizing bitcoin worth 23 million euros ($25.3 million). Prosecutors in Frankfurt described the “Hydra darknet market” platform as the world’s biggest illegal darknet market list marketplace. They said they seized its server infrastructure in…

Global Drug Survey reveals alcohol and drug habits during pandemic

Australians are officially the world’s biggest binge drinkers, but Britain and the US don’t lag far behind – featuring in the top five of the latest Global Drug Survey. Denmark and Finland ranked at second and third in the survey of more than 32,000 people from 22 countries which collected data from December 2020 to…

Darknet crypto kingpin JokerStash retires after illicit $1 billion…

By Tom Wilson LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – The kingpin or darkmarket url kingpins of the world’s biggest illicit credit card marketplace have retired after making an estimated fortune of over $1 billion in cryptocurrency, according to research by blockchain analysis firm Elliptic shared with Reuters. The “Joker’s Stash” marketplace, where stolen credit cards and…

Crocodile of Wall Street hilariously bad raps granted bail at $3m

It appears the self-proclaimed ‘Crocodile of Wall Street’, Heather Rhiannon Morgan, 31, who was granted $3million bail on Wednesday, led a second life a hipster New York rapper who performs under the street name Razzlekhan. In a series of cringey videos posted to YouTube, the wannabe performer can be seen walking around Wall Street while…

Darknet crypto kingpin JokerStash retires after illicit $1 billion…

By Tom Wilson LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – The kingpin or kingpins of the world’s biggest illicit credit card marketplace have retired after making an estimated fortune of over $1 billion in cryptocurrency, according to research by blockchain analysis firm Elliptic shared with Reuters. The “Joker’s Stash” marketplace, where stolen credit cards and identity data…

German police take down one of the world's biggest child porn sites

German police have taken down one of the world’s largest child porn sites with over 400,000 members and arrested four people accused of running it. The site, known as BOYSTOWN and accessible only via the so-called Darkweb, had existed since July 2019 and was used for the worldwide exchange of child porn. Investigators spent months…