This investigation was conducted under HSI’s Operation Predator, an international initiative to protect children from sexual predators.
The federal prosecutor in charge of the case stated that in the past, Kim had browsed the dark web many times in an attempt to purchase dangerous toxic substances. In the end, prosecutors charged Jin with illegal possession of biological weapons.
At one point, the group ran almost a quarter of all Tor exit nodes. Group still controls 10% of all Tor exit nodes today.
The researcher says that the Tor developers have repeatedly refused to fix the problems he found, so he decided to make the vulnerabilities public.
Cyberthreat intelligence and breach database company DataViper has been allegedly hacked and its database of breached credentials offered for sale on the shady part of the internet known as the dark web.
Credit card details, online banking logins, and social media credentials are available on the dark web at worryingly low prices, according to Privacy Affairs.
Most of the records were found to belong to consumers, with an individual record selling for an average of $15.43.