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Dark Net
Fake donation pages promising help to Ukraine appear on Darknet
Fraudulent donation pages promising aid to the Ukraine are appearing on the Darknet, according to Check Point Software.
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Cybersecurity
72% of IT executives fear trickle-down of nation-state attack techniques will hurt business
Nation-state techniques, such as those used in the SolarWinds attack, are already being adopted by ransomware gangs.
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COVID-19 vaccine
Surge in fake COVID-19 vaccine certificates on darknet following delta outbreak
"The broader market surge is fuelled by the rapidly spreading Delta variant and the stemming urgency for everyone to become vaccinated."
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Ransomware
Black market dedicated solely to data leaks emerges - report
Ransomware attacks are gaining momentum globally across industries, and businesses are being warned against a black market dedicated solely to data leaks.
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Dark web
Hackers offering forged “official” COVID vaccination certificates and negative test results on dark net
There has been a 350% increase in the number of advertisements selling alleged COVID vaccines within the last three months.
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Dark web
The Dark Web: Not all as bad as it may seem - expert
While there is the perception that the dark web is mainly a hub for criminal activity, there are many other reasons why someone may use it.
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Dark web
Dark net vendors wanting Bitcoin payments for unverified COVID-19 vaccines
As the medicines are being offered on the dark net, purchasers have no way of knowing whether they are genuine, according to Check Point.
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Dark web
Check Point exposes Android malware vendor using dark net to rebrand products
Check Point security researchers have exposed an Android malware vendor using a marketer on the dark net to rebrand its products, with the intention of supercharging business and throwing off security vendors. 
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BitCoin
ESET discovers campaign stealing bitcoins from darknet users
ESET researchers have discovered a trojanised Tor Browser that cybercriminals use to steal bitcoins from darknet market buyers.
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Cybercrime
Exploring the cybercrime underground: Darknet markets - where cyber criminals trade
This blog focuses on explaining what darknet markets are, common payment model used, the type of digital data being bought and sold, and their costs.
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Cybersecurity
Should the Dark Net be shut down?
If this realm truly embodies the seedy underbelly of the Internet, then why do 29% of respondents think it should not be taken down?