Category Deepweb

Darknet cybercriminal reflections: They’re so clever!

darknet criminal

I’ve spent a copiousness amount of time on the Darknet this year in a quest to gain more understanding on how cybercriminals think. I’ve been studying their communities, how they operate in the Darknetmarkets, perusing their forums, analyzing their marketing techniques, and contemplating how they justify their criminal activities.It’s been fascinating, and at the same time disconcerting.


It has been fascinating because I have learned so much about OPSEC (operational security), and my lear...

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Down the Darknet Rabbit Hole Again

Darknet rabbithole

I’ve been back down the rabbithole, into the Darknet again and it’s been a hell of a hostile and discordant excursion this time. For those of us who are merely researching the cybercriminal ecosystem, it can become an extremely precarious place to visit sometimes. I’ve had noxious miscreants jabbering me, insisting that I hack something to prove that I am who I say I am  some of whom even messaged me direct phishing links...

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Hell is hot – more Deepweb, Darkweb, Darknet…

Over at the Norse DarkMatters blog I have an ongoing saga (down the rabbit hole) as I journey into the depths of the shadowy underbelly of the underground cybercrime ecosystem.While the black markets are expanding, forums are also evolving. In Part 1 I questioned deviant mindsets, poked the Onion-pastebin, reminded everyone that there is great value in fresh stolen data and that data has an expiration date (decreasing in value with the passage of time).


Deepweb, Darknet, Darkweb – It’s Deep…...

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How to prevent leaked data and the next big breach

data breach

Data breaches can become a company’s worst nightmare and in 2015 it is quickly becoming the scourge of our times.

Leaked data

A few months ago I discovered a treasure trove of personal data in a Darknet forum that was leaked in the form of redacted spreadsheet files...

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