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Anonymous Cryptocurrency Monero Sees Drastic Increase in Liquidity, Adoption by Largest Exchange

Monero, the second largest privacy-focused anonymous cryptocurrency behind Dash, has recently demonstrated a rapid increase in value after being adopted and integrated by Bithumb, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume. Over the past 12 months, South Korea evolved into a major cryptocurrency market, becoming the biggest Ethereum exchange market by trading volume. A significant increase in demand from professional ... Read More »

Queensland couple on Australia’s most wanted list Arrested

A couple from Queensland who is believed to be on the list of 19 most wanted criminals in Australia have been caught by the Australian police after almost a year after they were twice released on bail. The Queensland couple was allegedly involved in the selling of many illicit and deadly drugs obtained from the dark web. Jonathan Grey, 41 ... Read More »

New Zealand’s “Operation Tiger” Targeted Young Darknet Users

As part of an operation that began in 2016, New Zealand law enforcement officials raided one dozen homes and arrested 13 suspects in early August. Investigators believed that all 13 suspects had acted in “furtherance” of drug distribution networks valued at millions of dollars. NZ authorities accused the group of drug importation, possession, distribution, among other crimes exclusive to specific ... Read More »

Dutch Police Arrest Three in Research Chemical Investigation

In early August, Dutch police forces raided a drug laboratory in Boxtel, a small town in the southern Netherlands. The police arrested three suspects for alleged drug distribution at an international level. Police left out the majority of the details, but members of a subreddit fit pieces together and found the identity of the three suspects. The newly arrested drug ... Read More »

ProtonMail May Have Hacked Phishing Site

A popular secure e-mail provider, known as ProtonMail, may have recently hacked back against scammers who were operating a phishing site which presented itself as ProtonMail in order to try and steal user credentials, such as user login names and passwords. ProtonMail is based in Switzerland and created in 2013 by researchers from CERN and MIT. They offer both free ... Read More »

Introduction to Bitcoin Transaction Accelerators

As we watch Bitcoin blockchain scaling issues popup, their weight can be felt by users. The waiting list for BTC transaction sometime grows beyond control, causing users either to pay a large fee or to content with delayed transactions. Some Bitcoin service providers, however, offer Bitcoin transaction accelerator services intended to help clear the pending Bitcoin transactions and make them ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

German Man Charged With Trafficking Heroin And Marijuana

Law enforcement authorities arrested and accused a man in Germany of trafficking drugs, which he allegedly bought on the dark web and resold locally. When investigators searched the home of the defendant, they found large amounts of heroin and marijuana. According to prosecutor Dennis Cernota, a 31-year-old suspect of Saalekreis, Germany was taken into police custody on August 18. Mr. ... Read More »

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Examining Port Scan Attacks Via Data From Darknets

Port scanning is a preliminary approach that is most commonly used by hackers in order to determine vulnerable hosts that they can attack successfully. Scanning is a fully automated process that is utilized by hackers to detect machines, servers and peripherals that exist on a given network. A successful scan can yield details of machines discovered on the scanned network ... Read More »

A 41-Year-Old Man Sentenced For 18 Months for Selling Drugs on Darknet

A 41-year-old man from Bakersfield, Ramsey Jeries Farraj has been handed a prison sentence of 18 months for the sale of drugs on the Darknet. According to the court, Farraj conspired with a partner in crime, Majed Bashir Akroush, 49 to structure $4 million of synthetic drugs. Synthetic drug sale is a common trade on the Darknet market, and people ... Read More »

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Alphabay Vendor “PeterTheGreat” to Face a Judge in August

In April, federal law enforcement agencies arrested the drug dealers behind the Alphabay vendor profile “PeterTheGreat.” The United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and Homeland Security Investigations led the operation the darknet vendor after a U-47700 (U4) overdose in Portland, Oregon. Now, in mid August, South Carolina courts are preparing to deal with both defendants at their first real hearing. ... Read More »

Malware Tech Arrested for Creating the Kronos Banking Trojan Pleads Not Guilty

MalwareTech or MalwareTechBlog known in real life as Marcus Hutchins, the 22-year-old British security expert who gained international recognition after he stopped the WannaCry ransomware outbreak on Monday pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of creating and distributing the Kronos banking Trojan, a malware which was designed to steal people’s online banking details. Marcus Hutchins was arrested ... Read More »

Austrian Man Admits to Selling Drugs After Package Interception

On February 2017, customs officers in Vienna, Austria intercepted an incoming package “filled” with heroin. The package had come from Holland and was addressed to a 24-year-old old in Kirchdorf, Austria. The natural escalation occurred: law enforcement raided the young man’s home. Although the home proved more boring than they had likely hoped. At the house, they had only found ... Read More »