The ‘dark web’ is where criminals get their illicit goods

In the market for drugs, guns, explosive chemicals, counterfeit goods? Look no further than the so-called “dark web,” the marketplace of choice for ISIS, Russian hackers, child pornographers, arms traffickers and the errant drug dabbler — and the bane of international law enforcement for as long as there has been an Internet. The dark web… bitcoins | New York Post

"The ‘dark web’ is where criminals get their illicit goods"

Victims of the global cyberattack have paid $9,000 so far but can’t get their files back

Victims of the ongoing Petya cyberattack have paid £7,064 ($ 9,000) in Bitcoin to hackers so far to try and get their files back — but they won’t have much luck. The cyberattack broke out on Tuesday, impacting the Ukrainian government and banks, then spreading to a Russian oil company, advertising firm WPP, and other companies around the world. The attack takes the form of ransomware, malicious software that encrypts a user’s files, then demands a…

"Victims of the global cyberattack have paid $9,000 so far but can’t get their files back"