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Fake donation pages promising help to Ukraine appear on Darknet
Mon, 21st Mar 2022
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Fraudulent donation pages promising aid to the Ukraine are appearing on the Darknet, according to Check Point Software.
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72% of IT executives fear trickle-down of nation-state attack techniques will hurt business
Fri, 20th Aug 2021
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Nation-state techniques, such as those used in the SolarWinds attack, are already being adopted by ransomware gangs.
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Surge in fake COVID-19 vaccine certificates on darknet following delta outbreak
Wed, 18th Aug 2021
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Surge in fake vaccination certificate sellers on Telegram, with Check Point Research reporting a 257% increase. Prices dropping to as low as $100.
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Black market dedicated solely to data leaks emerges - report
Mon, 14th Jun 2021
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Ransomware attacks are gaining momentum globally across industries, and businesses are being warned against a black market dedicated solely to data leaks.
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Hackers offering forged “official” COVID-19 vaccination certificates and negative test results on dark net
Wed, 24th Mar 2021
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There has been a 350% increase in the number of advertisements selling alleged COVID-19 vaccines within the last three months.
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The Dark Web: Not all as bad as it may seem - expert
Mon, 25th Jan 2021
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privacy
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While there is the perception that the dark web is mainly a hub for criminal activity, there are many other reasons why someone may use it.
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Dark net vendors wanting Bitcoin payments for unverified COVID-19 vaccines
Thu, 14th Jan 2021
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As the medicines are being offered on the dark net, purchasers have no way of knowing whether they are genuine, according to Check Point.
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Check Point exposes Android malware vendor using dark net to rebrand products
Wed, 13th Jan 2021
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malware
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cloud services
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Check Point security researchers have exposed an Android malware vendor using a marketer on the dark net to rebrand its products.
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ESET discovers campaign stealing bitcoins from darknet users
Tue, 22nd Oct 2019
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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ESET researchers have discovered a trojanised Tor Browser that cybercriminals use to steal bitcoins from darknet market buyers.
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Fortune 500 companies in Japan, China & South Korea most vulnerable to attacks
Wed, 17th May 2017
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south korea
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japan
Major Asian economies' top firms face heightened cyber threat risk, per Komodo Consulting study.
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Exploring the cybercrime underground: Darknet markets - where cyber criminals trade
Fri, 17th Feb 2017
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This blog focuses on explaining what darknet markets are, common payment model used, the type of digital data being bought and sold, and their costs.
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Should the Dark Net be shut down?
Wed, 30th Mar 2016
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If this realm truly embodies the seedy underbelly of the Internet, then why do 29% of respondents think it should not be taken down?.