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Dark Web drugs, weapons

Feds take down dozens of ‘Dark Web’ weapons and drug vendors

June 27th, 2018

The ‘dark web’ — a series of websites accessible through the anonymous Tor browser, which tends to lend a thin veil of anonymity to users — shot to prominence as a place to buy almost anything thanks to a 2011 Gawker profile of The Silk Road, the internet’s first big marketplace for almost anything. Law enforcement agencies were …

Airbnb Crime

Russian criminals are using Airbnb to launder stolen money

November 27th, 2017

Russian criminals and cyber thieves are increasingly utilizing Airbnb listings as a clever way to launder money, according to a fascinating new report from The Daily Beast. Laundering money is of course nothing new, but Airbnb provides criminals with a seemingly straightforward way to turn dirty money into seemingly clean money. The way the scheme …