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Australian Drug Trafficker Caught Using His Own PO Box

Joel Paul Prime, a 32-year-old Eyre Peninsula man, admitted “masterminding” a darknet drug trafficking operation from his family’s rural home. He pleaded guilty in early 2017 to the import and export of a border controlled drug. He later pleaded guilty to almost a dozen other state drug trafficking charges. Recent court documents revealed that the Australian Border Force caught Prime ... Read More »

16.1.18 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Darknet Vendor ‘DutchKings’ Sentenced to Seven Years Netherlands law enforcement arrested, in November 2016, one drug dealer suspected of running the Agora vendor account “DutchKings.” The police actually arrested two suspects, 24-year-old Brandon M. and 26-year-old Kim van H. However, only Brandon M. had knowingly distributed drugs on the internet, the court ruled. Kim van H., Brandon’s partner, told authorities ... Read More »

Ross Ulbricht Appeals Life Sentence to the Supreme Court

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the May 2015 conviction and sentencing of Ross Ulbricht, the founder and creator of the infamous darknet market SIlk Road. Ross is now appealing the Second Circuit Court’s ruling to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the United States. According to Kannon K. Shanmugam, the lawyer behind the appeal, presented two questions ... Read More »

Internet users will go to darknet In Russia

Since November 1, a law regulating usage of VPN services and anonymizers in Russia is in full force. For Internet users it has become more difficult to get out of any Russian censorship. “Novaya Gazeta” interviewed Artem Kozlyuk in order to find out how the new act works and how users “survive” in harsh circumstances. Kozlyuk is the head of ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup 14.1.18

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Microsoft temporarily stopped accepting Bitcoin payments Software and hardware giant Microsoft halted Bitcoin payments this week, as first reported by Bleeping Computer, citing the “unstable” state of the cryptocurrency. When pressed, the company’s customer support revealed that Microsoft decided to stop accepting the cryptocurrency back in July 2017, due ... Read More »

Lurk and WannaCry created by FSS

Konstantin Kozlovsky, a Russian hacker, claims that Federal Security Service of Russia (FSS) curated the creation of the viruses WannaCry and Lurk. He was arrested in 2016 along with 40 other hackers who are believed to be members of the group Lurk. At the moment Konstantin is the main suspect indicted in the criminal case of the group. He also ... Read More »

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Four School Dropouts from Jharkhand Arrested For Online Fraud

Jharkhand has been labeled as the global capital of cyber fraud. This district hosts several cybercriminals and the majority of them are school dropouts. In response to this, the Indian government has taken initiatives to train policemen to crackdown electronic fraud. The police, in the middle of the year arrested 100 people from the district, and most of them were ... Read More »

Portsmouth Dark Web Drug Dealer Jailed For 16 Years

A 26-year-old dark web drug dealer has been handed a 16-year prison sentence for selling drugs he imported from the dark web. Kurt Lai Lan, the culprit, imported over thousands of MDMA tablets from the dark web which unfortunately for him was intercepted by officers. According to the officers, the package had more than 11,000 MDMA tablets which were worth ... Read More »

Romania Police Arrest a Darknet Ransomware Gang of Five

Romanian police made their first ransomware related arrest in five years. According to Europol, the Romanian police responded to the call of rampant ransomware attacks and sales of hacked data on the Darknet, to go all out to arrest a gang of five. The gangs were suspected to have launched a series of cyber attacks across Europe infecting computers and ... Read More »

Flaws in Postal Services Are Allowing Opioids into Florida

Anthony Gomes, with his partner Elizabeth Ton, was apprehended by law enforcement some weeks back for distributing large quantities of deadly drugs which they bought from China via the web. The good part of this illicit act was that they got to live a very luxurious lifestyle, owning expensive items including a private plane and others but then, the other ... Read More »

Drugs and weapons: what is sold on Russian dark web?

How are drugs and weapons sold? How much do they cost? How can you buy a safari to Donetsk People’s Republic (region of Ukraine)? We researched the Russian dark web and talked to its active users in order to answer these questions. Drugs The sale of Drugs is one of the main reasons for dark web popularity. A lot of ... Read More »

Edward Snowden Helps Create App to Fight Evil Maid Attacks

The man who helped expose the NSA’s warrantless global mass surveillance programs is now helping users protect their hardware from physical tampering by attackers. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has helped create a new Android app which helps secure hardware from “Evil Maid” attacks. An Evil Maid attack is when a device is physically tampered with, without the device owner’s knowledge. ... Read More »

Undercover Agents Makes A Successfully Purchase Of AR-15 Automatic Rifle On Dark Web.

The government undercover and accountability office released the results of its undercover attempts to purchase firearms and weapons on the famous marketplaces of the dark web with an intention of collecting intelligence on what particularly happens there. The attempted surface web purchases and trades were made “through a wide range of scenarios developed to make the seller believe that the ... Read More »