Sellers on the so-called dark web have been putting out an increasing number of advertisements for Covid-19 vaccines, asking for bitcoin as payment.
The research found that in the vast majority of cases on these forums, most individuals are looking for a hacker, and in 7 out of 10 ads, their main goal is to gain access to a web resource.
The dark web websites associated with the Netwalker ransomware operation have been seized by law enforcement from the USA and Bulgaria.
Cyber attacks on vaccine infrastructure have been widely documented, with theft and fraud expected to rise.
Hackers break into databases, steal their content, hold it for ransom for 9 days, and then sell to the highest bidder if the DB owner doesn’t want to pay the ransom demand.
Most likely, the compromised emails can be abused for CEO scams, also known as Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams which are on the rise globally.
Some analysts pointed out that Bitcoin’s surge may be related to the collection of hundreds of millions of dollars in Bitcoin by the United States.
A New Jersey man blackmailed his girlfriend’s teen sister into having sex on camera, claiming the “dark web” would release explicit photos of her if she did not.
The dark web is the underbelly of the internet, where cyber-criminals hunt for drugs, demand ransom and engage in trafficking.