Business Is Booming On Dream Market

2272638a5f677ae744a7639d67dd2887 (2)Dream Market has recently been experiencing a surge in business activities as more vendors choose it over others for advertising their wares, this boom is partly attributed to Nucleus refugees who registered with it following the closure of the latter. Most people prefer buying their items from Dream Market since the vendors are responsive and very helpful, always willing to go beyond their way to ensure clients’ needs are met.

Moreover, Dream Market has been open since 2013 through which time they have managed to gain the trust of many traders. People like doing business here since they feel their money is more secure than when placed on other newer sites, which are usually prone to takedowns. All types of drugs are sold on Dream Market including weed, coke, LSD, shrooms, Zanax, MDMA, steroids and Adderall just to mention a few. Everything you need is right at your fingertips with a wide selection of narcotics and other similar items on sale.

Some dealers are also offering customers free samples for their first purchases to attract more people to their links, one, in particular, is promising the first five clients to register with him 1gm cocaine packs each. Dream Market has also managed to attract more business since sign up is open to everybody without restrictions, plus there are no subscription charges.

drugsApart from having exclusive access to some of the best drugs on the internet, buyers are also assured of secure and anonymous transactions when purchasing items on Dream Market. Some vendors are offering up to 20% off on all first buys, further boosting business on the darknet market as more people sign up in numbers not wanting to be left out of such fantastic offers.

Furthermore, the fact that this darknet market hides the identity of its users has made it attract lots of people trying to “defeat the system,” or just engage in unlawful activities. Apart from drugs, other products that can be found on the Dream Market, which include credit card details, PayPal passwords, Netflix accounts, imitation ID and cash manufacturers. While the site is filled with tons of illegal items, there are also a few lawful things that can be found here.

The darknet site functions as a free marketplace accessible from various jurisdictions around the world; it doesn’t comply with any regional policy restrictions hence making it attract an international audience. Users can hence find items which aren’t legally offered in their home country; one can then decide whether they want to buy such products or not. However, the site doesn’t allow users to purchase or sell any weapons on its page.

The latest statistics show that there are around 35,000 merchandise listings on Dream Market. They have managed to improve their portfolio mainly through maintaining loyal shoppers and dealers who favor the site’s simplicity, security, and general reliability. Various darknet markets have sprung up and gone over the years, but Dream Market has proved its dependability by remaining active despite continuous takedown attempts by cops.

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Dream Market: A Favorite Marketplace on the Dark Web

2272638a5f677ae744a7639d67dd2887 (2)Following the closure of Nucleus, most dark web users now prefer Dream Market since it has managed to withstand the test of time. Dealers are presently calling out for new buyers on Reddit hoping to attract refugees looking for a dependable darknet marketplace. Dream Market has been operational since 2013, making it the longest running online bazaar in existence. This means they’re doing something which other darknet sites have not mastered.

People choose Dream Market because the site provides a wide variety of products to buy from. Some of the items that can be found here include LSD, cocaine, weed, methamphetamine, credit cards, PayPal accounts, Netflix and much more. Additionally, there are Dream Market vendors who offer price discounts rates for customers, with some advertising on Reddit that buyers can get up to 30% off on certain products bought from them. The site also guarantees maximum anonymity for traders, which is probably the reason why they’ve managed to survive numerous takedowns by authorities.

For one to register with this marketplace, they need a referral link provided by an already established dealer or from this site. These security checks are there to ensure that everyone trading on the platform is not undercover agents working with the authorities. Many buyers prefer using Dream Market since identities are well protected, and people don’t have to worry as much about being tracked down by cops.

Additionally, there are numerous vendors available plus each one of them has a rating score which shows how good they are with the customers. You can also read comments below each dealer’s profile to know how well they treat their clients. Dream Market gives buyers the opportunity to gauge their dealers before making any purchase, thus minimizing the chances of falling prey to fraudsters.

Alphabay-and-Nucleus-Market (1)Apart from illicit items, legal goods are also available for sales such as weight loss supplements and anabolic products. Former Nucleus vendors have already registered with Dream Market, with some urging their Nucleus customers to follow their referral links and sign up on this marketplace to continue enjoying services as before. Furthermore, the inventory is always updated with new arrivals and rare items that cannot be found on other darknet sites.

Already vendors are competing on Reddit to attract new buyers for their products; this just shows how popular the marketplace is with even more potential of growing in the future. Each dealer is directing users to their onion referral link hoping they would click and register.

Many users consider Dream Market the No.1 market on darkweb since they haven’t been raided by feds, and admin always gives prompt responses to queries, unlike other bazaars where they may take time to reply. With numerous options to choose from, some people have been quick to point out that trading here is more like living a “Dream,”since the number of items available is really big.

Dark Web users try Dream Market to see if there’s something they would like. All their favorite drugs and everything else can be found here. Despite the site’s popularity, users should still beware of phishing links posted all over the Subreddit.

Dream Market: Problem Loading Page

reddit_log-100011890-large (2)A Reddit user recently reported a login problem on Dream Market, despite having never experienced such problems before on the site. He was apparently unable to access the URL normally even after clicking on it. While it seemed like a genuine concern, some subscribers commented on his post that they were still able to access the site without any problems. They did this by using an alternative onion download link provided by Dream Market itself.

Using one of the listed mirrors on top of the screen also worked for some people, though not all as some individuals came to realize later when trying to access Dream Market this way. They claimed to have experienced problems connecting, plus even side link mirrors were not working. Something that left them perplexed as to what was really happening. In spite of all this, there are still those who could sign up using a referral link provided by one of the users.

But things were not all that perfect for everyone, with some complaining their coins had been removed from the blockchain,gone together with their money. This is a common occurrence in most phishing attempts, though not quite as common in Dream Market compared to other darknet sites.

However, this problem is not entirely new since approximately a month ago another user complained of exactly the same thing. According to him, the site was working just fine the previous day only for it to go down when he tried logging back a few hours later. Dream Market has been going down temporarily and coming back on just as unexpectedly, something that’s yet to be explained by admin. Dream Market is experiencing the same problems as Agora which also went down briefly a short while ago. It’s possible that these connectivity issues are caused by increased load coming from Nucleus refugees seeking a new place to do business.

Tor (1)In order to access the market, you’ll require a Tor browser which helps in hiding IP address from other internet users. Like most other darknet sites, Dream Market also operates on the .onion domain which is only accessible through Tor network. Nevertheless, take note that cops and other law enforcement agencies are nowadays monitoring those who are downloading and using Tor. Building a database that can potentially be used to make prosecutions. Hence, before visiting any Tor site or downloading the browser, you should always turn on your VPN. This will protect you from getting onto the radar list of feds.

Additionally, get a Dream Market PGP key which shall be used to communicate with your dealer. The code encrypts messages so that your actual address is not openly revealed, otherwise other people may see chat history details and trace back to the original owner. By not using PGP, one can easily land into trouble even when buying legal items from the darkweb. Dream Market bitcoins can be purchased in a variety of ways, such as buying locally from someone you know or off the web using online money platforms.

Nucleus Market Refugees Already On Dream Market

nucleus-official-logo_700x170Nucleus Market has recently been facing downtime with many users left stranded on what to do next. However, some of them have already switched over to Dream Market which is proving to be just as good, if not better. Traders who were previously refugees on Nucleus have started doing business here to their own advantage.

Dream Market was established in 2013 and has been competing with other darknet sites for clientele, though not quite as successful in gaining the number one spot compared to its rivals. But with Nucleus now facing challenges it seems like things are about to change and the site may soon become a major contender in the darknet business. If statistics are anything to go by then Dream Market has outlasted many other similar portals available today, with the only possible contender being AlphaBay.

While most Nucleus vendors have successfully turned their sights onto Dream Market, other are still waiting on baited breath hoping that the site will be back on in a short while so they can collect their coins. Some have even posted optimistically saying Nucleus is only undergoing minor upgrades, and would soon be back online to reclaim its top position. So far, Nucleus admin has not yet released any statement concerning these particular developments, which is odd since in the past they used to give prompt responses immediately an emergency occurs.

2272638a5f677ae744a7639d67dd2887Despite their generally positive online presence, Dream Market suffered a DDoS attack sometime last year resulting in major downtime. A few users speculate that is probably what’s happening to Nucleus right now. Particularly considering a similar attack had also affected them at the time Dream Market was down. Nevertheless, some spammers have taken advantage of people’s desperation to find a new darknet site and are sending infected links to unsuspecting users. This has developed a bad rep for Dream Market with some people saying that the spamming needs to stop, or else they won’t register with it but instead find another portal not marred by random spam messages and requests.

There are many different referral links that have been posted on darkweb forums, raising suspicion on their authenticity as well as safety standards. Based on their unregulated nature it’s even possible that these links have not been approved by Dream Market itself. The spam posts also make the site look less professional and more desperate to gain Nucleus refugees, further dwindling its ratings amongst darkweb users. Dream Market has not posted anything about this issue, making some people doubt their dedication towards acting as a Nucleus alternative.

This portal is generally an escrow marketplace supporting the Tor network. It supports the free market, allowingpeople to access products and services that are not readily available in different countries. It offers licit and illicit listings such as drugs and other related items. The site forbids weapons of mass destruction, poisons, and child pornography among others. As with most other darkweb marketplaces, bitcoin is the preferred currency of choice here when conducting transactions.

Adult Website Hacked, Data For Sale On Dream Market

Reports indicate that a hacker by name TheNeoBoss has been able to gain access to the administrative functions of Team Skeet, a porn website, and is selling a database that contains information about the users of the site. Allegedly, the database consists of email addresses, names, plain text passwords and physical as well as IP addresses of as many as 237,000 users. According to Motherboard, TheNeoBoss has posted an advertisement on the Dream Market, a dark web marketplace.

TheNeoBoss has also put up for sale on Dream Market a database that contains 50,000 login credentials belonging to other websites in the Paper Street Media, the broader porn network of Team Skeet. Other items advertised on Dream Market by the hacker include 426,000 failed login attempts and 468,000 Geo IP data of Members.

data-security-breach-684x250In an encrypted chat, TheNeoBoss informed Motherboard that the main reason behind hacking the website was to expose and publicly shame their poor practices. Last week, the hacker purportedly provided Motherboard with the data of 64 users as a sample. Fifty six of the 64 users seemingly had links with Team Skeet because when the names were reportedly tested, the message displayed by the site was “Sorry, the username is unavailable.” Subsequently, the hacker shared more data, as many as 8,000 credentials, with Motherboard. On checking, Motherboard found out that many of the names were linked to user accounts on the porn website. Additionally, a screenshot sent by TheNeoBoss indicated that he had the credentials of 237,000 users in his possession, but Motherboard was unable to confirm the same.

The usernames, advertised on Dream Market and purportedly linked to the accounts on Team Skeet website, seemed to work on a number of other websites that were part of the Paper Street Media network such as Exxxtra Small, Innocent High, Teen Pies, CFNM Teens and Teen Curves. According to Team Skeet’s website, members are given access to as many as 23 separate sites. Motherboard also observed that messages could not be sent to some of the email addresses and that the physical addresses of some of the users were not available in the sample data.

Though the legitimacy of the databases advertised on Dream Market has not been verified, TheNeoBoss is offering data for 0.962 bitcoins (about $400) on Dream Market. When contacted with sample user data, Jamal Hussain, Paper Street Media CTO, reportedly told Motherboard via email that the hackers breach is not a live one as the data belonged to the 2008 breach. According to him, the hacker demanded a ransom in 2008 which the site did not pay. Instead, the security updates were made and the site has not had any problems thereafter. He also noted that credit card information had not been stolen and that all of the accounts are not valid any longer for their members’ area.

According to Motherboard, Hussain also diverted all the comments to the company’s lawyer Steven Eisenberg who wrote in a mail addressed to Motherboard that Paper Street Media never blocks a username that is created on their site and that users cannot access the site once it expires. He also repeated what Hussain had said in his mail that the breach happened eight years ago and nothing came of it.

Data-Breach-PhotoHowever, Motherboard confirmed that TheNeoBoss was able to deface the Team Skeet website for a short period of time on March 31. Reportedly, the hacker also sent several screenshots, which seemed to be that of the administrative panels of the porn network, to Motherboard. Motherboard also noted that the screenshots, which looked like customer support tickets, were for March 31, 2016, though Hussain said in another email to Motherboard that the website works with a high-quality security firm and has had no issues with any data breaches in the recent times.

TheNeoBoss said that he used an SQL injection, an established attack, to obtain part of the data advertised on Dream Market. He also noted that he sent warning messages to Paper Street Media as regards the security vulnerabilities of their websites and even enquired if they have run a bug bounty program. The hacker said that Paper Street Media didn’t reply to his mails at all.

The FBI has not provided any comments so far on the issue.

The Dangers In The Dark Web

In its annual research report published last month, Flashpoint, a global leader in Deep and Dark Web intelligence, pointed out the increasing complexities of the illicit communities as well as how cybercrime became more industrialized in the darknet markets in the year that just passed. The report details the top high-risk threats for organizations and their assets and is based on the growing cybercrime trends in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The CEO of Flashpoint, Josh Lefkowitz, touched upon the maturing of the French and Chinese illicit communities in the darknet markets. The company believes that operational and strategic intelligence gained from the darknet markets will help to reduce the costs of the fraud or data loss that may occur, reduce the damage of reputation and also provide an insight into the working of the criminal activities that would affect an organization, its employees, clients and partners.

Darknet Markets – Top Threats They Pose

The range of criminal activities that take place in the darknet markets includes theft of intellectual property, financial fraud, hacking, and terrorism. Intelligence and timely information about such activities will help organizations to be prepared before they are planned and executed. Corporate companies need to be well informed about these darknet markets and criminal innovations to combat and overcome any potential threats. The Flashpoint report serves to monitor such activities of the darknet markets that are almost invisible to the others. The following top threats have been identified by Flashpoint in the year 2015:

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Threat #1: Free entry for any cybercriminal

Anyone can choose to enter the darknet markets as a cybercriminal. There is no bar and this has been made largely possible with the expanding malware toolsets now available for the newbie.

Threat #2: Drugs are available in plenty

It is estimated that over 50 percent of the darknet markets that function using Tor offer narcotics for sale. These are easily accessible and are sure to incite interest among the ones that are ready to enter the world of drugs and cybercrime.

Threat #3: No legislature in place for use of hidden services

There is no clear legislation in place as regards the use and governance of hidden service. As long as this does not change, cybercriminals will effectively use Tor and other hidden services for conduct of criminal and illicit activities.

Threat #4: Cybercrime – Claim to fame

Though it is a fact that the financially and politically motivated are still a threat to a system (governments, organizations and individuals) that is against their agenda, it has been pointed out in the report that the more dangerous among all of these are cybercriminals motivated by chaos and fame. Their actions are more challenging and they are harder to control.

Threat #5: Seamless terrorism and cybercrime

The spread of cybercrime is inevitable and is, of course, hastened by the facilities provided by hidden services. The year 2015 saw the globalization of crime. With Chinese cybercriminals taking business to Russian forums, it is evident that cybercrime has matured, is internationalized and is growing at an alarming rate. Jihadists have managed to make the most out of what the darknet markets have to offer, thanks to their new crop of young and tech savvy recruits. They have offered greater support to ISIS and extended the global reach of the terrorist group.

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About Flashpoint

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