Massive leaks are being the great protagonists of recent years, so much so that if it weren’t for Julian Assange, Edward Snowden or even Hervé Falciani today we wouldn’t be able to understand what the world we live in is like. But as we have seen in cases like Celebgate, this type of leak also has a more than dangerous dark side.
In this way, today more than ever information is power, and with the intention of turn this power into money Darkleaks has been born, a decentralized black market in which anyone can buy or sell private confidential information in exchange for Bitcoins with the peace of mind of knowing that their identity will not be revealed at any time.
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How does it work?
Darkleaks uses a novel encryption mechanism to ensure the veracity of the content they handle. This mechanism frees some of the file segments through the Bitcoin block chain in order to verify that they contain what the seller assures before making the payment, but the rest of the files remain perfectly encrypted until the seller receives their money.
As we said at the beginning, Darkleaks is a decentralized service, which means that they have uploaded the source code of their software to Github so that anyone can host it on their own servers, a mechanism very similar to the one used by many other P2P projects such as IsoHunt’s OpenBay.
In this way, this new and controversial information market is positioned ensuring through its post on Medium it is the perfect solution for all those who want to maintain their anonymity while they profit in exchange for filtering stolen databases, zero-day exploits, Hollywood movies, celebrity photos, or government secrets.
Via | Medium
Image | Amnesty International UK
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