Friday, November 29, 2019

Dark web criminals 'offering Black Friday deals and discount codes for drugs

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TYGus from NewsSky

The popular retail event has been co-opted by shady figures on the dark web to sell drugs and other illegal items.
Drug dealers are selling cocaine on the dark web

Dark web criminals are jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon by offering deals and discount codes on drugs, fake ID and stolen data, say experts.

The annual discounting has become a major event for legitimate businesses and it now appears to have filtered down to the online underworld

"We've seen the same strategies that online retailers and physical retailers use, being used in these criminal markets," said James Chappell, co-founder of online security firm Digital Shadows.

"We see them used either to provide discounts, 'stack 'em high and sell 'em cheap' type strategies, and we've seen the same with discount codes, introductions, building up excitement before the event, adverts that entice and enthuse."


UK criminals make more from selling drugs online than anywhere else in Europe, according to a report this week from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

It said there were £24m of sales in 2017/18.

Sky News also reportedon how social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are increasingly being used to sell illegal drugs.

Last month, the National Crime Agency's director of investigations Nikki Holland also said she would like to invest more in fighting illegal activity on the dark web.


The dark web is accessed using special browsers and offers a high degree of anonymity.

It has gained a notorious reputation for its association with criminality - including paedophilia, weapons sales and stolen data - but it also hosts harmless, legal content.

Back in the legal world of Black Friday deals, consumer groups warned this week that many of the offers are not as good as they seem and are cheaper at other times of the year.

5 comments:

  1. $1,000 discount on a one person kidnapped for ransom of $5,000.

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  2. Good. If drugs were sold online like Amazon there will be zero street dealers and the gangs will lose their main income.
    But of course the rational thing to do is to keep fighting the Second War on Drugs since the first one we lost it .
    Don't worry your taxes are helping the DEA and CIA crusaders in defeating the evil satanic carteos that created illegal drugs .

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    1. You forgot to mention that those same tax payers feed the ever hungry prison industry monster.

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  3. Best place to get Hacked By GOONS<

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  4. Shit discounted drugs are all over the streets in the United states

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