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Yet Another Toilet-Cam Pedophile Sentenced for “Home Videos”

At a recent hearing at Cardiff Crown Court, Ian Evans, 37, explained that he had been “looking at things [he] should not have been looking at.” The court charged him with two counts of possessing indecent images of children, one count of taking indecent images of children, and one count of voyeurism. Not only had Evans watched child abuse content ... Read More »

“We are the most informative source on Russian darknet” – claims Hydra forum admin.

Russian darknet market Hydra is not only a place where one can buy different goods and services, but it also is a source of useful information. On the market’s forum, users can discuss hotspot topics, seek advice and assistance regarding legal and medical issues, and chat with like-minded people. On May 11 the forum’s admin Resident kindly answered questions concerning ... Read More »

27.05.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Over the course of one week, numerous darknet drug buyers either landed in police custody or pleaded guilty to drug charges. Few darknet drug dealers made the news. The most recurring event, though, was the sentencing of pedophiles connected to darknet child abuse sites. Bitcoin: Man Sentenced for Running an Illegal Bitcoin Exchange Louis Ong, 37, will be spending the ... Read More »

Nearly 50 Romanian College Students Arrested For Drug Trafficking Via The Dark Web

In the wake of serious crackdown on drug trafficking in Romania, police in the country have conducted hundreds of searches and arrested several suspects. Among those arrested are about 50 college students linked to trading narcotics via the Darknet. Over 80 people – among them law and medicine students- were arrested in Bucharest after an extensive raid by DIICOT. Police ... Read More »

Germany’s Bavaria Expands Police Authority Amid Increase In Terror-Related Cases Including Darknet Cybercrime

The state parliament in Bavaria on Wednesday voted for a bill that empowers state police to fight crime – including cybercrime on the dark web. The Bavarian Police Task (PAG) bill was passed by a margin of 67 against 89 majority vote which saw several amendments in the law. Courtesy of Sputnik News Sharply controversial Bavaria PAG laws could annihilate ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor “PeterTheGreat” Sentenced to 15 Years

Ana Milena Barrero, a darknet fentanyl dealer, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, according to United States Attorney Beth Drake. Barrero sold various opioids on Alphabay under the username “PeterTheGreat” until her arrest in early 2017. According to information found in the criminal complaint and indictment filed after Barrero’s arrest, Barrero and her boyfriend, Theodore Khleborod, had distributed a ... Read More »

Doctor Avoids Jail in Stimulant Importation Case

Michael Condon, a NHS doctor and consultant in a hospital A&E unit, avoided a jail sentence after admitting he had imported α-PHP, 4-fluoroamphetamine, and methylone from a source in the Netherlands. The sentencing judge at Bolton Crown Court gave Condon a suspended sentence in lieu of any time behind bars. “In my view, nothing will be served by imposing a ... Read More »

Ex-Cop Sentenced for Abusing His Own Granddaughter

County Court Judge Jane Campton sentenced an unidentified ex-police officer to more than four years in prison for abusing his own granddaughter and sharing the pictures on darknet forums. The man, a former Victorian policeman, actively used darknet child abuse forums since the inception of publicly accessible onion services. He had also—while working as a law enforcement officer in Australia—communicated ... Read More »

Connecticut Man Busted After MDMA Package Seizure

According to Connecticut authorities, the seizure of a package of 143 grams of MDMA led to the arrest of a 51-year-old for numerous drug and weapon law violations. John P. Moynihan, a Simsbury man, was caught after a two-week investigation that began at the John F. Kennedy Airport. The investigation began at the airport with drug dogs, involved state and ... Read More »

Irish Student Jailed 15 Months for Possessing Child Porn

Conor Emmet, a young Brit has pleaded guilty at a Dublin Circuit Court to charges of possessing graphic child pornography on his 2 personal computers. Emmet, of Northway Estate Finglas, popped up on the Irish police radar in an FBI operation of monitoring a dark web forum named ‘Playpen’ after one person was busted in the United States. The 20-year-old’s ... Read More »

Man Sentenced for Running an Illegal Bitcoin Exchange

U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes announced that Louis Ong, 37, had been sentenced for effectively laundering millions of dollars in Bitcoin for undercover agents who had indicated their money originated from a successful drug distribution operation. U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik sentenced the man to three years of supervised release, suspended with 20 days in jail and a $1 ... Read More »

Oklahoma Men Entered Guilty Pleas in Child Abuse Cases

United States Attorney R. Trent Shores of the Northern District of Oklahoma announced that two men had entered guilty pleas for both accessing with intent to view child pornography and possession of child pornography. Although the guilty pleas were announced together, both men had been targeted by different law enforcement agencies during different operations or investigations into viewers of child ... Read More »

Dublin Man Admits Guilt in Playpen Case

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, despite botching the entire investigation, successfully collected enough evidence during Operation Pacifier to convict a handful of pedophiles across the globe. Officials at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court handled one of the most recent Operation Pacifier cases; a 20-year-old pleaded guilty to possessing child abuse material. According to the Cyber Crime Bureau’s Detective Brad Wallace, the ... Read More »

Almost Six Years in Prison for Fake Oxycodone Dealer

At a federal district court in South Dakota, U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier sentenced Jacob Hubbs, 21, to almost six years in prison for ordering counterfeit oxycodone pills on the darknet to resell locally. Hubbs had pleaded guilty to a fentanyl distribution conspiracy in February, 2018. In 2017, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation initiated an investigation into ... Read More »