Tagged: DOJ

Feds Seize Silk Road 2 and several other Dark Web markets

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Update 11/10/14 : Hacker news reporting Operation Onymous has led to take-down of more than “410 hidden services” that sell illegal goods and services from drugs to murder-for-hire assassins by masking their identities using the Tor encryption network.  The article also goes on to report this is the largest operation in history of Law Enforcement against the DarkNet.  Full Article can be found here.

Update at 4:00 p.m. ET: At least two more sites were also seized. Read the full accounting of what we know about the operation so far.

A year after the Silk Road 2 came online promising to revive the Dark Web drug trade following its predecessor’s seizure by the FBI, the sequel has suffered the same fate.
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U.S. to announce first criminal charges against China for cyberspying

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The Justice Department is charging members of the Chinese military with conducting economic cyber-espionage against American companies, U.S. officials familiar with the case said Monday, marking the first time that the United States is leveling such criminal charges against a foreign country.  (more…)

Anonymous uses New Tactic to get Twitter users to assist with bringing down DOJ and FBI

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Reports indicate that Anonymous used a new method in bringing down DOJ and FBI sites.  According to Gawker, they used twitter links to dupe folks into assisting with LOIC attacks on both locations. (more…)