A Jailed Ross Ulbricht Wasn’t Enough For Someone To Access Silk Road Operator’s Account

A Jailed Ross Ulbricht Wasn’t Enough For Someone To Access Silk Road Operator’s Account

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Who doesn’t really know the man Ross Ulbricht? Well, it turns out a lot of you folks don’t so let’s begin with a two line introduction. Ross Ulbricht is the man behind “Dread Pirate Roberts”, you may ask what on earth is Dread Pirate Roberts. Basically, Ross Ulbricht was convicted (a while ago) for operating a Silk Road drug marketplace online. He used the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts for the obvious privacy reasons. This fact, however, isn’t news. The real news is that attorneys who are representing Ross Ulbricht have revealed that they have managed to unearth concrete evidence that someone (no one knows the name of this someone at the moment) accessed the Dread Pirate Roberts account by logging in at the Silk Road online forums while their client was in jail. The incidence, attorneys for Ross Ulbricht claim, took place about six weeks after Ross Ulbricht was arrested by law enforcement agencies for running an online drug marketplace. Additionally, it was also revealed that Ross Ulbricht was in the custody of federal authorities when that certain someone accessed his account on the Silk Road online drug marketplace. However, there is still some doubt about the authenticity of the evidence …

Criminals Can Unravel Visa Security Codes With Ease, Study Shows

Criminals Can Unravel Visa Security Codes With Ease, Study Shows

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Many Bitcoin users have compared the digital currency to settlement networks like Visa. However, one important technical aspect which separates Bitcoin from the rest is security. In early November, Tesco Bank suspended all user transactions after 20,000 clients lost an estimated $700 per account. A study published in the academic journal IEEE Security & Privacy, led by Newcastle University’s Mohammed Ali, revealed that an attack called “Distributed Guessing Attack” could have been used in the breach of Tesco Bank accounts. Essentially, the Distributed Guessing Attack (DGA) is a method which allows hackers and criminals to gain access to Visa credit card numbers as well as their security codes within six seconds by a process of elimination. Ali, the author of the study, stated that the process of elimination with credit card networks like Visa is made possible as they permit an unlimited number of guesses for each card data field. Ali says: “The unlimited guesses, when combined with the variations in the payment data fields make it frighteningly easy for attackers to generate all the card details one field at a time.” “Each generated card field can be used in succession to generate the next field and so on. If …

How the Dark Web Works

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Beneath our everyday internet lurks a murky network of encrypted sites known as the Dark Web. Is it all bad? No. But it does fuel a lucrative criminal subculture that could threaten businesses and consumers. The Dark Web is an ominous network of shadowy hackers hellbent on stealing company data, overthrowing the country, and selling drugs to your kids with Bitcoin. Or is it? The hidden and encrypted internet enables hackers and activists and criminals. It’s also a wonderful source for shocking headlines and salacious YouTube stories, and a communication and privacy-enhancing platform. Powered by a network of encrypted websites and accessible only by using a complex set of security tools, the Dark Web is as intriguing as it is beguiling. To understand the realities of the hidden internet, better grab a flashlight. The Dark Web and the deep web are terms often confused and used interchangeably. The deep web is a term that refers to sites and pages unavailable to the general public and not indexed by traditional search engines, like corporate intranet sites, private social media posts, and pages with nofollow search tags. Above the deep web hovers the clearnet, the traditional internet and mobile web used by …

How To Access Dark Web In 15 Minutes (Super Easy Guide)

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Are you trying to find out how to access the dark web? Well, look no further, we have gone and done the research so we could show you step by step the best and safest way how to access the deep web. We cover everything, from setting up Tor, how to choose a VPN, what not to do, finding the best sites to access, and extra steps to remain anonymous. It is extremely easy to access the dark web and even easier to be detected on it if you don’t take precautions. If you are new to the deep web, this guide will help you on your way. According to researchers, only 4% of the internet is visible to the general public. Meaning that the remaining 96% of the internet is made up of “The Deep Web”. Dark Web or Dark Net is a subset of the Deep Web where there are sites that sell drugs, hacking software, counterfeit money and more. We explain this further down the article if you are not up to speed. If you are looking to access hidden marketplace’s or darknet websites (with a .onion domain) then dark web access is done using the TOR network with …

Bitcoin’s Dark Side Could Get Darker –

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Investors see riches in a cryptography-enabled technology called smart contracts–but it could also offer much to criminals.     Some of the earliest adopters of the digital currency Bitcoin were criminals, who have found it invaluable in online marketplaces for contraband and as payment extorted through lucrative “ransomware” that holds personal data hostage. A new Bitcoin-inspired technology that some investors believe will be much more useful and powerful may be set to unlock a new wave of criminal innovation. That technology is known as smart contracts—small computer programs that can do things like execute financial trades or notarize documents in a legal agreement. Intended to take the place of third-party human administrators such as lawyers, which are required in many deals and agreements, they can verify information and hold or use funds using similar cryptography to that which underpins Bitcoin. Some companies think smart contracts could make financial markets more efficient, or simplify complex transactions such as property deals (see “The Startup Meant to Reinvent What Bitcoin Can Do”). Ari Juels, a cryptographer and professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, believes they will also be useful for illegal activity–and, with two collaborators, he has demonstrated how. “In …

Deep Web Documentary Shines Light on the Rise and Fall of the Silk Road

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On  February 4, 2015, a young man named Ross Ulbricht was convicted of seven charges laid in a U.S. Federal Court in Manhattan. On May 29, 2015, he was sentenced to life in prison for his crimes. He was accused of being the owner and operator of the Silk Road website, the most popular online drug marketplace. The indictment charged Ulbricht in seven counts, including narcotics trafficking, narcotics trafficking by means of the Internet, conspiring to commit narcotics trafficking, engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, conspiring to commit or aid and abet computer hacking,  conspiring to traffic in fraudulent identification documents, and conspiring to commit money laundering. Filmmaker Alex Winter has written, directed, and produced a film outlining the story of the rise and fall of Silk Road called Deep Web. It premieres on May 31st at 8PM on Epix. The documentary tells the story of the rise and fall of Silk Road, bringing the viewer  into the world of U.S. law enforcement agencies during their early monitoring and seizure of the website, follows Ulbricht’s court case, and documents the present work of one group of people trying to rebuild a decentralized version of the Silk Road. It includes testimonials from …