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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 »

Canadian Police Bust Massive Dream Vendor “Mr Hotsauce”

According to an announcement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), a “prolific drug trafficker” landed in police custody after an investigation into thousands of drug transactions that connected to a single drug operation. The RCMP ended the career of one of the largest fentanyl vendors in Canada. Towards the end of the month of May, the RCMP SOC rounded ... Read More »

Cloudflare Integrates Tor Hidden Services to its DNS Services

Cloudflare has launched Tor integrated DNS services. The service is a Domain Name System (DNS) resolver which is similar to URLs such as ‘Cloudflare.com’ with their specific and corresponding numerical IP addresses. This helps users locate where a given domain is geographically hosted and can thereafter match it up with associated servers and hardware devices. This means that the name ... Read More »

Utah: Three Enter Guilty Pleas in the PharmaMaster Case

Three people pleaded guilty to helping the now-infamous darknet vendor “Pharma-Master” distribute fentanyl and alprazolam from his Cottonwood Heights homes. While the three individuals played much less important roles than the two leaders of the Utah-based drug trafficking operation, federal prosecutors pursued the indictment just the same. The first two now-convicted drug traffickers were first named in the first superseding ... Read More »

Chicago Woman Denies Hiring a Hitman on the Darknet

Tina E. Jones, 31, entered a plea of not guilty to solicitation of murder and attempted murder at the DuPage County court, court documents revealed. In April, Chicago law enforcement arrested Jones after she had allegedly arranged for the assassination of a romantic rival through a fraudulent “murder-for-hire “ site on the darknet. According to the information revealed after the ... Read More »

Pedophile Caught in Homeland Security Operation Sentenced to Prison

According to an announcement from John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, a district court judge sentenced a Connecticut, man to five years in prison for possessing hundreds of pictures and videos that depicted child abuse. The defendant, a 61-year-old from Shelton, Connecticut, named Michael Hull, had been downloading child abuse material on the darknet when ... Read More »

What is Social Engineering?

Social Engineering is a scam artist’s best trick. It’s pretty much as it sounds, you engineer society in order to do things you shouldn’t. A few common examples would be wearing a safety vest and hardhat to sneak onto construction sites for urban exploration, wearing a lanyard and carrying a clipboard to get backstage of a concert without being asked ... Read More »

Fentanyl Dealer to Spend Two Decades in Prison

An announcement from United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon of the US Attorney’s Office of the District of South Carolina revealed that a Charleston district judge had sentenced a fentanyl dealer to 20 years in prison for distribution of fentanyl that resulted in death. After the incarceration, the defendant—a 61-year-old—will spend another five years on federal supervision. The defendant, Robert ... Read More »

Isle of Man Suspect Downloaded the Worst Child Abuse Content Available

A 24-year-old from Castletown, Isle of Man, downloaded the most severe child abuse videos from the darknet, a Magistrates heard after deciding they lacked the ability to adequately sentence the suspect. Magistrates believed the maximum sentence they could impose—six months in custody—would not have served as a harsh enough punishment. And as a result, in July, the man will attend ... Read More »

NSW Man Busted for Role in an International Darknet Drug Operation

An operation focused on a group of international darknet drug traffickers led to the arrest of the alleged Australian arm of the drug syndicate, an announcement from New South Wales police revealed. Dozens of package seizures led to the suspect’s arrest and indictment with 45 counts of charges connected to drug distribution, importation, and conspiracy. In February 2018, investigators from ... Read More »

Six Teenagers on Trial for Darknet Distribution Operation

At the Coburg Regional Court, a group of six teenagers faced charges connected to a massive darknet drug operation. Officials have called the case “exceptional “ due to the abnormalities seen in the business model and scale of an operation allegedly headed by someone so young. The main defendant—an 18-year-old—allegedly controlled the group’s supply of drugs through contacts in the ... Read More »

Sneek Man Keeps Getting Arrested in Darknet Drug Busts

In November 2017, DeepDotWeb covered the investigation and arrest of several individuals who had allegedly been laundering Bitcoin and selling ecstasy and marijuana on the darknet. Some of the suspected dealers had been arrested two years prior for growing marijuana. Less than one year later, two of the same suspects landed in police custody for distributing marijuana. The story truly ... Read More »

CRYPTO LAUNDERING IN THE EYES OF THE LAW

Money laundering. There are many definitions involving terms like criminal proceeds, illegal/illicit, processing, disguise, concealment, true nature and ownership. Some even describe it as a three stage process: placement, layering and integration. Most people who get convicted on money laundering charges are not even aware of different phases of things they did. They merely tried to make dirty money look ... Read More »

Bulk MDMA Importer Headed to Prison for 30 Months

A Lithuanian man attempted to smuggle almost 10 kilograms of MDMA into Northern Ireland through the mail, an announcement from the UK’s National Crime Agency explained. At a hearing in early June, a judge at Newry Crown Court sentenced the man to two and a half years in prison. NCA officers arrested the defendant, Lukas Urbutis, 25, at his home ... Read More »