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A busy week on the dark web highlight darknet markets’ increasing role in crime

The Conversation

Darknet markets J0hnTV/ShutterstockThere has been a flurry of activity on the dark web this week. A hacker, claiming to be the author of the recent ransomware NotPetya has surfaced on the dark web to offer the “master key” to decrypt all files that have been encrypted by the ransomeware in exchange for 100 bitcoins (around US $250,000). Journalists from Motherboard, talking with the hacker on a dark web chatroom, confirmed the hacker’s ability to decrypt a file. It seems that there had been some interest but no firm offers to pay the ransom.

The hacker also moved the somewhat paltry …read more

Source: The Conversation

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