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Former DarkNet Moderator Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

A Colorado man received a prison sentence of 11 years for having served as a moderator on the AlphaBay underground marketplace.

According to court documents, Herrell had acted as a moderator on AlphaBay by helping to mediate disputes between vendors and buyers of guns, drugs, stolen identity data and other illegal items. He also monitored for instances in which individuals attempted to scam users of the marketplace.

Source: Former AlphaBay Moderator Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

A Government Database of 20 Million+ Taiwanese Citizens Leaked in Darkweb

A government database of more than 20 million Taiwanese citizens was leaked on the dark web.

The 3.5 GB-database lists the names, addresses, genders, dates of birth, and other private information of more than 20 million citizens. According to Cyble, the “actor” claimed the leak is from 2019, though Cyble researchers have stated that it is difficult to confirm how recent it actually is.

Source: A Government Database of 20 Million+ Taiwanese Citizens Leaked in Darkweb – Cyble, Inc

More than 160 million user records from 11 companies for sale on dark web

A new individual or group that appears to be a reincarnation of GnosticPlayers is offering millions of user records for sale on the dark web.

The records offered by “ShinyHunters” on a well-known dark web market appear to come from 11 firms: Tokopedia (91 Million), HomeChef (8 Million), Bhinneka (1.2 Million), Minted (5 Million), StyleShare (6 Million), Ggumim (2 Million), Mindful (2 Million), Star Tribune (1 Million), Chatbooks (15 Million), Chronicle of Education (3 Million), and Zoosk (30 Million).

Source: “ShinyHunters” lists more than 160 million user records from 11 companies for sale on dark web

Personal data of 115mn Pakistani mobile users go on sale on Dark Web

A Pakistani cybersecurity company has discovered a data dump of 115 million Pakistani mobile users’ data, which have been put up for sale on the dark web on Friday.

The stolen data includes users’ personal details, such as full name, complete address, their mobile numbers as well as their NIC number and Tax number. The company that has found the data dump says that the cybercriminal behind this data breach is demanding $2.1 million for the data.

Source: Personal data of 115mn Pakistani mobile users go on sale on Dark Web | Business Recorder

Dark web hosting provider hacked again – 7,600 sites down

Daniel’s Hosting (DH), the largest free web hosting provider for dark web services, has shut down today after getting hacked for the second time in 16 months.

Almost 7,600 dark web portals have been taken offline following the hack, during which an attacker deleted the web hosting portal’s entire database.

Source: Dark web hosting provider hacked again — 7,600 sites down | ZDNet

Over 172 Million Weibo Users’ Personal Data Is For Sale on Dark Web

Personal data of over 172 million users of Chinese social media platform Weibo is for sale on dark web and it’s priced in Bitcoin.

The account information for sale included user ID, number of Weibo posts, number of fans and followers, gender and geographical location.

Source: Over 172 Million Weibo Users’ Personal Data Is For Sale on Dark Web

Over 21 million stolen login credentials found on the dark web

Stolen login credentials from Fortune 500 companies have been found in numerous places on the dark web, many of which are available in plaintext form.

Amid the 21 million records exposed, it is noted that only 4.9 million of them were fully unique passwords, suggesting that many users have identical or similar passwords. 16 million of them being compromised during the last 12 months.

Source: State of Stolen Credentials in the Dark Web from Fortune 500 Companies | ImmuniWeb Security Blog

Children’s identity theft on rise

Cyber criminals are hacking into sensitive networks to steal the identities of children and are selling it on in underground market places.

Personal information is leaked in data breaches all the time, but what makes the data on children so useful to cyber criminals is how they don’t have any credit history – so they offer a free pass for fraudulent purchases, loans and other transactions without the barriers that might be associated with data belonging to adults.

Source: The latest dark web cyber-criminal trend: Selling children’s personal data | ZDNet

3 ways dark web data trade will change in 2019, and how to protect your business

Both corporate data and personal information continue to be big targets for attackers, especially those attempting to commit acts of terrorism or financial crime. Many organizations feel as though attacks are inevitable, but with careful and consistent security measures, companies can stay safe, according to the report.

In order to implement the most effective security measures, businesses must look at data like a commodity, with the same importance as intellectual party, equipment, and employees, the report found.

Full article: 3 ways dark web data trade will change in 2019, and how to protect your business – TechRepublic

10 things you should know about Dark web

The so-called dark web, a catch-all phrase covering the parts of the internet not indexed by search engines, is the stuff of grim legend. But like most legends, the reality is a bit more pedestrian. That’s not to say that scary stuff isn’t available on dark web websites, but some of the whispered horror stories you might’ve heard don’t make up the bulk of the transactions there.

Full article: Dark web websites: 10 things you should know | CSO Online

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