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Fears over availability of ‘date rape’ drugs online
Calls for restrictions around the substances to be tightened with five-year jail term or unlimited fines

Alex Mistlin

24, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Online child abuse survey finds third of viewers attempt contact with children
Largest major survey of its kind finds 70% of respondents first saw child sexual abuse material when they were under 18

Harriet Grant

27, Sep, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Welcome to DarkSide – and the inexorable rise of ransomware | John Naughton
The hacking of a US gas pipeline is proof that cybercrime is now a major industry – with its own trading markets and even CSR

John Naughton

15, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Experts warn Covid vaccines being sold on darknet likely to be scams
Doses bought online could be unsafe or ineffective, and buyers’ money or personal information stolen, Australia’s regulator says

Melissa Davey

05, Mar, 2021 @4:01 AM

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Dark web crime: how Australia's powerful new warrants would work
Peter Dutton says Australia’s crime agencies need more powers to reach the darkest recesses of the online world. Here’s how they’ll work if passed

Paul Karp

03, Dec, 2020 @7:29 AM

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Silk Road bitcoins worth $1bn change hands after seven years
Funds have lain dormant since darknet site founder Ross Ulbricht was jailed in 2013

Alex Hern Technology editor

04, Nov, 2020 @1:44 PM

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Darknet investigation finds hundreds of coronavirus 'cures', 'vaccines' and expensive PPE
Australian Institute of Criminology report finds 224 listings from 110 vendors in China, the US and Australia

Josh Taylor

29, Apr, 2020 @5:30 PM

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UK organised crime gangs profit most in Europe from darknet drugs sales – report
EU drugs agency estimates UK dark web vendors sold illegal drugs worth more than £24m

Mattha Busby

26, Nov, 2019 @3:33 PM

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German police shut down one of world's biggest dark web sites
Arrests in Germany, Brazil and US relate to ‘Wall Street Market’ which allowed trade in drugs, stolen data and malicious software

Staff and agencies in Berlin

03, May, 2019 @9:56 PM

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Terrorists ‘plot in shadows of the dark net’, report warns
Authorities must deny extremists use of ‘safe havens’ in cyberspace

Mark Townsend

08, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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The Darkest Web: exploring the ugly world of illegal online marketplaces
Eileen Ormsby was threatened with violence when she reported a hitmen-for-hire scam. Now the Australian writer goes even deeper into the dark web

Bri Lee

21, Mar, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Australia's financial regulator wants to go undercover on dark web
Australian Securities and Investment Commission says it needs more powers to combat financial crime

Paul Karp

22, Jan, 2018 @4:28 AM

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