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Vietnam Legislators Propose Bill to Further Censor the Internet

In Vietnam a so-called “cybersecurity” bill, which is nothing more than a piece of legislation designed to further censor the internet within the country, was made public in June of last year. The legislation in the country’s unicameral legislative body, known as the National Assembly, is expected to be voted on sometime during the summer legislative session later this year. ... Read More »

Russia Bags First Place on Dark Web Medal Table

It is no secret that the so-called “big boy” countries in the world run the show in terms of everything. Their powers and superiority are not something that you can question. Talk about their economy, infrastructure, military, influence, and more. It is also no secret that these powerful countries are the ones most involved in the dark web. Russia, China, ... Read More »

Facebook’s VPN is Predictably Bad for User Privacy

Users of the Facebook app on Apple’s iPhones may have recently noticed a protect button appear on the app. The protect button on the new Facebook app for iOS asks users to download the Virtual Private Network (VPN) app called Onavo Protect. In 2013, Facebook bought Onavo, a mobile analytics corporation based out of Tel Aviv, Israel, for $200 million. ... Read More »

Europol: Monero, Zcash & Dash Hamper Our Work

As crime connected to digital currency takes an undeniably high profile, cryptocurrency experts are battling with the cryptography behind a couple of the digital coins available. Over the past couple of years, the criminal abuse of cryptocurrencies has generally implied Bitcoin, thus, the criminal abuse of which has developed in parallel with its general acceptance and legitimate use. It is ... Read More »

Monero Fork MoneroV Could Harm User Privacy

A hard fork of the privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) could essentially be a trap to erode the privacy of Monero users. The hard fork of Monero, called MoneroV (XMV), is set to split from the Monero blockchain just a couple of weeks into the month of March. Users of the original Monero will receive the 10 times the balance they ... Read More »

Man Busted After Paying for a Package with Counterfeit Euros

A 30-year-old Friedrichshafen man faced a judge in a district court for the following crimes: drug trafficking, drug cultivation, drug possession, counterfeiting money, and unauthorized weapon possession. Although the prosecution fought for imprisonment, Judge Martin Hussels-Eichhorn showed mercy to the defendant by requiring only probation. The District Court of Tettnang heard how the 30-year-old had committed a wide array of ... Read More »

German Darknet Vendor Sentenced to Rehab and Probation

A 32-year-old from the German city of Halle received a sentence of drug rehab and therapy after getting caught and charged with for selling drugs on the darknet. Although the evidence gathered by law enforcement weighed heavily in favor of a lengthy drug trafficking sentence, 32-year-old Maximilian P. explained his story of lifelong addiction and his lawyer fought for a ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, March 10, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Cryptocurrency exchange Binance fended off a ‘massive’ theft attempt One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, was recently hit with a large scale theft attempt, that it managed to fend off. According to a report published by the company, hackers have been phishing its users since early January, and ... Read More »

High school Student Busted For Selling Xanax to an Undercover Cop

Police arrested a high school senior in Massachusetts for distributing Xanax he had allegedly purchased on the darknet. The senior, 18-year-old Ethan Morris, fell into a trap set up by law enforcement after selling to an undercover officer he met on Facebook. After his arrest, he pleaded not guilty to the drug charges at his arraignment hearing in front of ... Read More »

Another Chemical Love Customer Faces Prison for Drug Purchases

The Munich District Court heard how a 24-year-old bought drugs on the darknet for several years in a row. The prosecution said the man conducted a “lively trade” with the drugs he purchased online. The court heard how the man had allegedly been buying drugs on the darknet and selling them to buyers in person. Between December 2014 and April ... Read More »

British Dark Web Pedophile Jailed For 32 Years

The disgusting double life of one of Britain’s worst pedophiles has finally come to an end. 29-year-old Matthew Falder, a graduate of Cambridge has been jailed for 32 years after he admitted to 137 offenses against 46 victims, both male and female. Falder resorted to blackmailing his victims, which was made up of many teenagers, forcing them to engage in ... Read More »

Russian Dark Web Drug Linked to Mass School Overdose

Dark web drug overdoses are still happening day in and day out. We are not even halfway through the first quarter of the year and the number of dark web related drug overdoses have started adding up. The latest addition and a much downhearted is the news of a mass drug overdose in a college in Australia which has left ... Read More »

Canada to Spend $1 Billion of Federal Budget on Fighting Cyber Crime

Cyber attacks grabbed the headlines last year when hackers launched an attack to compromise the data of computers in over 100 countries. Lurk and Wannacry created by FSS became a big thing in the cyberspace stealing data department. Canada was one of the many countries that remained a target for cyber operations. Not folding their arms to witness another attack, ... Read More »