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ORANGE AND EUROPOL SIGN MOU TO COMBAT CYBERCRIME IN EUROPE

As part of their strategy to combat cybercrime in Europe, Steven Wilson, Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with Jean-Luc Moliner, Orange Head of Group Security. The agreement is meant to ensure a smooth running of cyber security and to enhance a safe cyber environment through information sharing. According to Europol, there ... Read More »

Two Parma Men Arrested and Face Charges in Nationwide Darknet Drug Raid

Two Parma men, Nicholas J. Powell, 32, and Michael Gonzales 27, have been arrested for running an illegal online drug trade. They were arrested with other drug vendors in a recent nationwide darknet drug raid by the US authorities. In a statement released by the Department of Justice, the duo illegally distributed drugs on the darknet marketplace and found ways ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

Baltimore Man Accused of Illegal Dark web Drug Trade

Ryan Farace (34) has been charged for masterminding illegal drug sales on the dark web. According to the indictment, Farace operated drug trades on the online black market for five years and successfully delivered many ordered packages through postal services after customers made payment in Bitcoin. He has been charged with money laundering and illegal drug trafficking. According to a ... Read More »

French national behind UK data breach caught in Thailand

The Europol has announced the arrest of a 25 year old French national who was involved in the cyber-attack of several companies in the past few years. The investigation that led to his arrest started last year when a group of hackers known as the “Rex Mundi” were identified to be behind a hacking case that led to the breach ... Read More »

Dark Web Demand Increases despite the Crackdown, Research Confirms

According to a recent research, the numerous crackdowns by Europol have not had any effect on the dark web as its demand continues to be on the rise. A similar finding was discovered after the shutdown of the Silk Road market in 2013. According to the research, there was an unprecedented rise in dark web users after that shutdown. The ... Read More »

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More Charges against Ex Lakeville Principal Including Card Fraud and Identity Theft

Christopher Endicott, former principal of Lakeville has been handed fresh charges of stalking, card fraud, and identity theft. According to the court, Endicott illegally hacked into the computer system of the school and accessed personal details and financial cards of teachers and their families. He illegally obtained credit card information of the employees, including other sensitive data through this process. ... Read More »

Greenwich Man Faces Fresh Fraud Charges Awaiting Sentence

George Avrido faces charges after pleading guilty to using dubious means to forge fake checks to steal from customers. He has been charged for using someone’s credit card to pay for a rented apartment in Biltmore building on Greyrock Place, as well. According to the affidavit, Avridor contacted someone on the darknet to assist him in the forgery. He used ... Read More »

Trial Set for Latvian Accused of Running Malware Operation on Darknet

Ruslans Bondars, a permanent resident of Latvia was arrested and accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and computer hacking aimed at businesses in the United States of America. The latest update of his arrest is that a trial has been set for him. Together with a Russian, Jurijs Martisevs, they sold sophisticated malware on the Dark web, as well ... Read More »

Cybercrime Revenue Estimated To Be $1.5 Trillion

To examine the dynamics of cybercrime and its economic monetary performance, Bromium has conducted a research into the cyberspace, revealing an annual revenue as high as $1.5 trillion. The study called “into the web of profit” focused on revenue flow and profit distribution. The CEO of Bromium said that the study was meant to provide an overview analogy of how ... Read More »

Four New Police station and 186 cops to fight Mumbai cyber crime

In response to the high cyber crime cases recorded in Mumbai, the government has set up proactive measures with the introduction of 186 officers and five new police stations. The high record of cyber crime in the cities, with Mumbai recording 38 percent of the total crime in Maharashtra has called for urgent action to be taken. The report confirms ... Read More »

Amber Rudd Launches Government Crackdown on Dark web

Amber Rudd, a home secretary, and a conservative politician has revealed the plan of the government to provide funds to help in the fight against cybercrime and illicit Darkweb sales. Considering that fact that every country does not take cybersecurity lightly, the United Kingdom treats cybercrime the same way as terrorism is treated. With much emphasis on the cyber attacks ... Read More »

Darkweb Gun Trafficker Arrested Selling Weapons To Australia

An associate of a U.S. based group which sells firearms on a Darkweb market has been busted. The 29-year-old Gerren Johnson was taken into custody after an international investigation was conducted exposing him as a firearms trafficker. The weapons were smuggled in electronic products and delivered to buyers across the globe especially to people in Australia. In 2017, Gerren Johnson, ... Read More »

Interpol Holds First Darknet and Cryptocurrency Working Group

INTERPOL launched its introductory working group on DarkNet and Cryptocurrencies at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore on April 3. They established that the surge of Altcoins, which projects itself as a substitute for Bitcoin, is very likely to be an imminent menace to law enforcement. In 2015, they held a Darknet training course as part of their ... Read More »