What are ‘mule addresses’? Criminologists explain how vacant properties serve as depots for illegal online purchases

Nobody’s home, just as the sender intended. AndreyPopov/ iStock via Getty Images Plus Online shopping isn’t just a convenient way to buy batteries, diapers, computers and other stuff without going to a brick-and-mortar store. Many Americans also use the internet to quietly acquire illegal, fake and stolen items. Guns, prescription drugs no doctor has ordered … Read more

Behind the scenes of the investigation: Heists Worth Billions

David Maimon’s cybersecurity research group noticed a flood of checks in underground markets, which opened a window into much broader criminal activity. Collage by Kimberly Patch Professor David Maimon is director of the Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group at Georgia State University. He and his group are well familiar with what happens on the dark web, … Read more

Heists Worth Billions: An investigation found criminal gangs using sham bank accounts and secret online marketplaces to steal from almost anyone – and little being done to combat the fraud

In January 2020, Debi Gamber studied a computer screen filled with information on scores of check deposits. As a manager for eight years at a TD Bank branch in the Baltimore suburb of Essex, she had reviewed a flurry of account activity as a security measure. These transactions, though, from the ATM of a tiny … Read more

Lickable toads and magic mushrooms: wildlife traded on the dark web is the kind that gets you high

Colorado River toad Shutterstock The internet has made it easier for people to buy and sell a huge variety of wildlife – from orchids, cacti and fungi to thousands of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish, as well as insects, corals and other invertebrates. But alongside legal trade in wildlife, there’s a dark twin – illegal … Read more

WeTheNorth Dark Market Review

WeTheNorth market review: is it the best dark web market in existence? That’s something we’ll try to dissect throughout this piece. I’ll discuss every single feature that defines the market, including products, security features, payment policies, vendor policies and everything else. Once you’ve been through this piece, you can be the judge & jury of … Read more

Mixero Review – Best Crypto Tumbler Service

Is Mixero the best Bitcoin mixer in the industry? That’s the very question I’ll try to answer through this review. Better yet, that’s a question you’ll be able to answer better once you’ve been through this review. And yes, this review is 100% honest, unbiased and transparent. I’ll answer everything I should when reviewing any … Read more

Best File Shredders Tools | Delete Files Permanently | No-One Can Recover

Best file shedders tools: Here are 9 of the best file shredding software that will let you permanently delete files. These files can then be never recovered, presumably not even by law enforcement. The best part? Most of the tools on this list are 100% free. Sure, I’ve listed a few paid options but they’re … Read more