the harsh reality of the dark web
the harsh reality of the dark web
The harsh reality of the Dark Web

The dark web has been indicated to be nasty, ruthless, awful, and much more. The name itself scares off people. How aware are you of the incidents and activities taking place on the darknet? The dark web facts that we will discuss in the latter part of the article are sure to move the ground beneath your feet.

The dark web and the deep web have been made available to the public using special software called The Onion Router, commonly known as TOR. The software is capable of making an individual’s online presence completely anonymous (given you are not disclosing…

How to deal with Ransomware?

Ransomware has been the primary cause for various companies’ near downfall irrespective of their size or type. The hackers feed on the data-enriched database that they utilize to blackmail the company authorities and ask for a handsome ransom. If not paid, they often expose the database on the various dark web forums and websites.

There are several ways you or your company can prevent cybercriminals from gaining access to your database and hence prevent a ransomware attack. These ransomware prevention ways or tips are as follows:

⟴ Avoid Clicking On The Unverified Links

People generally have a tendency to open…

The world of digital currencies has started as it vastly revolutionized the financial transaction process. The digital currencies, also known as cryptocurrencies or crypto coins, began to emerge following the trail of Bitcoin. Bitcoin (BTC) is the first-ever cryptocurrency to surface in the financial sector. Holding Satoshi Nakamoto’s hands, it was first introduced in the industry and eventually influenced the other economic creators to introduce more of such cryptocurrency. Since Bitcoin and Ethereum are two prominent names, we will stress these two in this article.

Basics of Bitcoin

Bitcoin (BTC) had been launched back in January 2009 and introduced a novel idea proposed…

Cryptocurrencies or digital currencies seem to be the new currency that the majority of people rely on. Being digital assets, it is vulnerable to getting hacked, and people owing them can get so-called “wallet-rupt” if they do not care about its security. This thought has given rise to what we will discuss here, Cryptophone.

Additionally, the latest Encrochat incident that had recently been investigated for illegal activities has also drawn attention towards the cryptophones. A cryptophone is believed to be inviolable and interception-proof. We will talk more about this device in the latter part of the article.

What Is A Cryptophone? How Is It Different From The Usual Smartphones?

A Cryptophone can…

The advent of modernization in the digital landscape has brought with it different variations in the digital threat landscape. Of all, undoubtedly phishing attacks of all types are the most prevalent ones. In the 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report, the Verizon Enterprise had uncovered that phishing had been the second top-most cyber threat in the security incidents while it was the top-most variety in the data breaches. Over 22% of the data breaches as analyzed by Verizon Enterprise involved phishing in various forms.

The rise in phishing attacks poses a serious threat to all of the organizations of which identity…

The dark web is one of those topics of interest that have engulfed not only teenagers but sexagenarians or hexagenerians and even older people irrespective of gender. The group of people who believe in having the best cybersecurity practices such as anonymity and security is the one most drawn towards the dark web. Having said this, there are a couple of misconceptions about the hidden phase that has curdled the name to some extent.

While finding out about what exactly is the dark web, we have come across a definition provided by Wikipedia that describes the dark web to be…

Smartphones are prone to get hacked since the majority of people use smartphones for all their regular online activities such as online transactions, banking, trading and even being online on various social media platforms, etc. There are several methodologies that let smartphone users identify the symptoms when their phone gets hacked. In case you feel any one of the below you can definitely go ahead and cross-check if the threat actors have hacked your phone.

Major Symptoms of Phone Hacking

With the latest smartphones, people have also developed a different perspective on hacking which lets them identify if their phone has been hacked. …

Ransomware is known to businesses of all kinds, small to medium to large, and to individuals as the “prominent threat” since the mid-2000s. Back in 2017, the Crime Internet Complaint Center (IC3) of the FBI had received 1783 complaints on ransomware attacks that had extorted the victims and forced them to pay a ransom of over $2.3 million. Considering these complaints, it is just those cases of ransomware attacks that had been reported.

Similarly, there would be so many malware attacks that have never been reported. Thus, the actual number of ransomware threats is not easy to state; neither the…

Posted by Bruno Marcoux on December 9th, 2020

Brands are now driven towards the dark web for the vast opportunities it provides. But there are certain factors that the brands often tend to overlook while in the dark web or the deep web. With the right guide, it is possible for them to not miss the opportunities while at the same time dodge the mishaps that they might encounter. In this piece, we have skillfully jotted down all the factors that the brands must consider at all costs.

The Dark Web and Its Various Aspects

The dark web is the hidden version of the World Wide Web…

Gambling has been more common amongst people who actually know how to earn some extra cash by investing a little. The concept of gambling has long been among humans from ancient history and has evolved gradually taking a new shape and name. Earlier, it used to be present only in the physical world. But now, with the advent of the internet and the growth of technology, it has just become a piece of cake for anyone to Gamble with BTC at any point in time. …

Bruno Marcoux

Bruno is a dark web enthusiast specializing in topics like cryptocurrency, blockchain, privacy, law enforcement and more for many years.

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