spaceoctopus

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For many dark net users, the sky is falling, and when it lands, thousands of them could be facing jail time.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that the FBI, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency and several international law enforcement agencies, had orchestrated a massive bust that shut down AlphaBay, the dark web’s largest marketplace for drugs and other illegal goods. But the real blow was the news that Dutch police and officials from Europol also secretly took control of Hansa, another dark web marketplace, weeks before AlphaBay shut down.

That means the authorities were secretly in charge of Hansa when former AlphaBay users came over there looking for a new sight. This operation over the past month has given authorities thousands of usernames and passwords to help build cases for follow-up investigations. That revelation has sent shockwaves through communities of dark web users.
 
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tf44

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Very interesting thread and wondering do you guys think that bitdefender is putting backdoors in there software.I have used there security solutions for years and this thread concerns me.I'm not doing anything wrong and don't go on dark web.I do honestly believe IF they are putting backdoors in,that would make software vulnerable to cyber criminals as well.
 

Arequire

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Good news but wholly irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. Silk Road, BMR, Pandora, Silk Road 2, Agora, Hydra, Evolution and now AlphaBay/Hansa.
Law enforcement are just playing whac-a-mole at this point.
 

TairikuOkami

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Very interesting thread and wondering do you guys think that bitdefender is putting backdoors in there software.I have used there security solutions for years and this thread concerns me.
Some AVs collect more info than Microsoft, they scan every webpabe and file, and people have agreed to it, so no need for them to install any backdoor.

Avast, Fortinet, Kaspersky Lab, Symantec, and Vipre all will transmit documents and other non-executable files. AVG, ESET, McAfee, Microsoft, Sophos, Trend Micro, and Webroot all won’t tell us if they transmit documents. It’s probably best to assume these products transmit documents, too. AVG, McAfee, Trend Micro, and Webroot won’t even allow you to opt out of sending these non-executable files.
Is Your Antivirus Tracking You? You'd Be Surprised At What It Sends (it is a report from 2014, but still pretty insightful, we can safely assume it is only worse now).
Most people do not even realize, what smartscreen or cloud services really are, well exactly just that, sending your documents to the internet, who knows where.
 
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tf44

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Wow! never realized how much data antivirus software may upload to where ever.I don't go on dark web or do illegal activities,so I guess bitdefender is know worse than other security software.I don't mean to get off topic,really nice thread.
 

Weebarra

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When are the going to do something about those childmollestor and snuff forums on the dark Web? I personally think that this the biggest problem on there.

That is exactly what i associate with the dark web, i know there is probably lots of other stuff goes on but the paedophilia is the one that springs to my mind firstly.



Ah, ok then @ElectricSheep , if you have cookies then i might, lol.
 

Arequire

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That is exactly what i associate with the dark web, i know there is probably lots of other stuff goes on but the paedophilia is the one that springs to my mind firstly.
Child pornography only makes up a very small portion of the dark web's hidden services. The sickening thing is that a substantial amount of dark web traffic ends up pointing towards sites offering child abuse material.

Botnet traffic dominates overall though.
 
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