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Data of 538M Weibo accounts sold on the darknet for BTCs

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The Chinese counterpart to Twitter, Sina Weibo microblogging service, has been hacked. 538 million Weibo users data was sold on telephone numbers for 0.177 BTC. Private data of users is tied to 172 million numbers, including an identifier, password, gender, geolocation, number of Weibo posts,...

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Nude photos or bitcoin: attackers blackmail 90.000 Frenchmen

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In 2019, at least 90,000 residents of France were victims of cryptocurrency extortionists who claimed to own compromising images. This was reported by the local national system of assistance to victims of cyberbullying and digital attacks Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr. Attackers calling themselves...

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450.000 users to buy drugs using crypto on Swedish darknet

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Sweden’s biggest narcotics marketplace Flugsvamp 2.0 (en.toadstool) took the biggest hit with more than 450.000 cryptocurrency wallet addresses have been recorded, clustered and the culprit behind this has been brought into custody, with trial to be expected at the beginning of March. Darknet has...

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Chainalysis: the popularity of bitcoin grows on the darknet

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Chainalysis researchers concluded that the use of bitcoin on the darknet, including for the purchase of drugs, continues to grow. In a new report, the firm said that during the fourth quarter of last year, the volume of transactions with bitcoin on darknet markets amounted to $600 million. The...

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Huobi exchange's users' phone numbers being sold in darknet

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The Chinese darknet markets sell the personal data of users of the Huobi cryptocurrency exchange: at least, sellers themselves say so. Huobi also emphasizes that in reality, only an insignificant part of the information relates to the exchange, and its security systems were not hacked. So, we are...

$1 Billion was spent in Darknet by Bitcoin criminals this year

$1 Billion was spent in Darknet by Bitcoin criminals this year

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According to a Chainalysis report, this year set a record in Bitcoin’s use on the illegal Internet and the amount of money reached $1 billion. While the number of Bitcoin transactions dedicated to forbidden buyings is failing, about $515 million of the digital coin has already been used this year...

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