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Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Bulk Buying Cannabis off The Dark Web.

Postal service providers play a big role in the dark web drug trade; they facilitate delivery of drug packages unknowingly. Dependence on postal services to deliver packages has proven to be a big challenge to dark web drug trade, as postal inspectors have been intercepting mailed packages leading to arrests and subsequent prosecution of alleged package owners. Jesse McMahon, 25, ... Read More »

Hackers Behind the October Data Breach Exposing Data on Darknet Identified by Malaysia Police

In October 2017, a data breach hit the whole country of Malaysia which went down into history as one of the worst ever recorded in the country. Over 46 million mobile phone subscribers were affected, and their data were later exposed on the Darknet for sale. The Malaysia police have identified the brains behind that incident after a thorough investigation. ... Read More »

Georgia Man Jailed For Role in Cybercrime against Kansas County

A Georgia man will now spend two years and three months in federal prison for his role in an email parody scheme that cost Sedgwick County more than $566,000. George S. James, a 49-year-old from Brookhaven, Georgia, was on Wednesday sentenced to 27 months in prison, according to U.S Attorney Tom Beall. James pleaded guilty to one count of wire ... Read More »

British Teen Bought Car Bomb from the Darknet

A 19-year-old British man from Wolverhampton was recently convicted of attempting to import explosives for the purpose of building a car bomb. Gurtej Randhawa was arrested in May of this year after picking up a package which was supposed to contain an explosive device capable of being remotely detonated. Officers from the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency’s Armed Operations Unit ... Read More »

Germany: Dutch Dark Web Drug Dealer Arrested with Drugs worth $3.5 million

Since the Munich shooting took place, German law enforcement has taken an initiative to crackdown on the dark web. They have made the dark web the new center of crime investigations. The law enforcement groups have made multiple arrests of dark web users, both single handedly and in association with other international agencies. In the latest arrest made on November ... Read More »

East Timor Veteran Jailed for Darknet Weapon Purchase Attempt

  Michael Eling Falconer, an East Timor veteran has pleaded guilty to attempting to use Bitcoin to purchase weapons on the Darknet. In the Melbourne court, Falconer admitted that he tried to purchase four Glock pistols and a Silencer from the Darknet. In an investigation, it was revealed that the East Timor veteran wanted to import the weapons and sell ... Read More »

28.11.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

More Prison Time for Ex-Agent in Silk Road Case The Department of Justice announced that Shaun Bridges, a corrupt Secret Service agent who investigated Ross Ulbricht, will spend even more time in prison. He had previously received a six-year prison sentence for stealing $800,000 in Bitcoin during the Silk Road investigation. The additional two years stemmed from a case involving ... Read More »

Day Trader Used Bitcoin to Hide Earnings from the SEC

A 42-year-old day trader named Joseph P. Willner caught charges relating to illegal broker account usage and market manipulation through a scheme involving Bitcoin and private messaging applications. According to a Securities and Exchange Commission press release, Willner and an accomplice collected more than $700,000 through their “after hours” scheme. Willner’s partner had access to more than 100 brokerage accounts ... Read More »

Suspended Sentence for German Counterfeit Buyer

In Bamberg, a set of poorly printed euro notes led to the arrest of a 26-year-old who had ordered hundreds of counterfeit euros from the darknet. The investigation began in January after a shopkeeper immediately spotted the fake notes based on their poor design and construction. Despite the defendant’s poor odds of walking out of the courtroom, the judge let ... Read More »

German Darknet Buyer “Amazed” by Controlled Delivery

In collaboration with the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), drug investigators from the Ingolstadt Criminal Police Office used intel from a vendor bust to catch a 19-year-old darknet drug buyer. The BKA had, according to an announcement by Upper Bavarian police, law enforcement in North Rhine-Westphalia had apprehended a number of darknet drug dealers in early November. During the investigation, ... Read More »

Teen Darknet Buyer Told to “Grow Up” in Court

A 19-year-old, according to his own admission, had ordered a package of MDMA from a darknet vendor in Holland to “experiment” with the drug. The teenager considered himself a “psychonaut,” a police expert explained. Recorder Gareth Evans QC, who did not believe the teen had ordered MDMA for personal use, told the self-described psychonaut to “grow up.” On October 4, ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 26.11.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Mark Karpeles hints at MtGox revival through an ICO According to former MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles, the complexity of the company’s bankruptcy makes it hard for creditors to recover their losses, and a revival of the company may be the way to solve the problem. MtGox’s bankruptcy claims are ... Read More »

Sydney Student Arrested after Dark Web Drugs Purchase.

On November 10, a 24-year-old university student was arrested by officers from Newtown Local Area Command, at the University of Sydney residence in Camperdown. He was arrested while collecting a package in the mail containing drugs he had ordered from the dark web. The police believe that the student planned to sell the drugs to other students. From the arrest ... Read More »