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High-profile Government Websites Hacked for Dark web Cryptocurrency.

Over four thousand high profile government websites have been compromised by dark web hackers on Sunday across the globe, mining virtual currency secretly, and particularly Monero. Monero has become one of the popular cryptocurrency recently especially on the ‘dark web’– a section of the internet that can only be accessed using a special browser which is capable of anonymizing your ... Read More »

Raleigh Man Pleaded Guilty to Darknet Xanax Distribution

In Raleigh, North Carolina, 25-year-old Matthew Lee Yensan pleaded guilty to several different charges related to darknet alprazolam distribution. In 2017, the DEA received a tip that a Raleigh man had been producing ‘Xanax’ pills and selling them on the darknet. The DEA then raided Yensan’s house and a storage unit in his name. They found massive quantities of the ... Read More »

Man Used “Dark Web Browser” to Download Child Abuse Files

According to a local news outlet, Pennsylvania law enforcement and agents from the state Attorney General’s office arrested a 21-year-old man on 25 child pornography charges. All 25 charges came from possession of child pornography. The Hempfield man, Collin J. Frazier, had downloaded 25 “files” depicting child abuse, an employee from the Attorney General’s Office told the press. If defendants ... Read More »

Hackers and scammers of Russian darknet

Russian darknet was pretty shaken in 2017: top marketplace RAMP was closed, Russian Silkroad merged with Hydra market, and one of the oldest drugs forums Rutor was sold to new owners. Competition between main marketplaces led to using DDoS attacks and provocations. The same tendency persists in 2018 – servers are periodically offline, several markets have exit scammed or are ... Read More »

Russian Cybercriminal arrested by Thai Police

Thailand police on Friday announced the arrest of a Russian cybercriminal Sergey Medvedev, who is accused by U.S. authorities for playing a role in an online cybercrime marketplace. At the request of U.S. law enforcement agencies, Mr. Medvedev was arrested on the 2nd of February at his Bangkok apartment. According to reports from the Thai authorities, Mr. Medvedev is currently ... Read More »

Operation Shadow Web Carding Forum Investigation Results in 36 Arrests

The United States Department of Justice recently announced that 36 individuals involved with a carding forum known as Infraud were charged as the result of an international law enforcement investigation called Operation Shadow Web. Law enforcement agencies in the United States which were part of Operation Shadow Web include the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and ... Read More »

Georgia Man Made Furanyl Fentanyl Pills in U-Haul Storage Unit

In the Gwinnett County Superior Court, Judge Kathryn Schrader sentenced 32-year-old Christopher Ramone West to 44 years in prison for pressing and distributing furanyl fentanyl pills. According to court documents, West had produced massive quantities of “oxycodone” pills that contained the fentanyl analogue furanyl fentanyl or the less potent opioid U-47700. The DEA found evidence that West sold the pills ... Read More »

Former Socialist Youth Leader Granted Bail in Spain

A court in Elche, Spain, granted the pretrial release of Alejandro Díaz, a former general secretary of Joves Socialistes (The Socialist Youth of Spain). Law enforcement arrested the former leader after discovering that he used several darknet child abuse forums and message boards. The Prosecutors Office argued that the defendant posed a flight risk due to the defendant’s former involvement ... Read More »

Hotspot Shield VPN is Leaking Users Data and Location

A security researcher has found that one of the world’s largest Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers is leaking users private information. Hotspot Shield, which has been downloaded over half a billion times and has been in operation for over a decade, has a bug which can reveal what country a user is located in, as well as leak the name ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Selling Darknet Drug to College Students

Following the recent reports of a high rise in Darknet related drugs among the youth, authorities have taken positions on the various Darknet platforms to arrest suppliers. The Ohio authorities have produced one other evidence of the ongoing drug trade by arresting an Iowa man in this process. In order to avoid a risk of being exposed, he operated on ... Read More »

Inmates Ran a Child Porn Network in Prison, FBI Says

At the Federal Correctional Institution-Fort Dix in New Jersey, authorities arrested three inmates for distributing SD cards loaded with child abuse pictures and videos downloaded from the darknet. The men, 52-year-old William H. Noble, 38-year-old Charles Wesley Bush, and a 31-year-old Jacob S. Good had already been serving prison sentences for previous child pornography distribution, child pornography transportation, and child ... Read More »

Iowa Man Arrested for Selling Drugs to Ohio College Kids

In February 2018, an Athens County Grand Jury indicted two suspected darknet drug dealers on drug trafficking, money laundering, and corrupt activity charges. Authorities sought the indictment after arresting two college students for drug trafficking in Athens, Ohio. After their arrests, the college students told the police that they had been selling drugs for a dealer on the darknet who ... Read More »

Darknet Dealers Cut Drugs with Caffeine, New Evidence Reveals

A 24-year-old man from Steinfurt stood before the district court of Münster, accused of playing a role in a large darknet drug trafficking operation. The drug trafficking group had at least 20 members, including several in Greven and Nordwalde who have already received prison sentences for narcotics distribution on a large scale. The defendant’s hearing came to an end and ... Read More »

25.02.18 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

UK Fentanyl Vendor Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison A Dream vendor known as ‘Soviet Bear’ received an eight year prison sentence and a harsh warning from Cardiff Crown Court Judge Eleri Rees. UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) discovered that a 25-year-old from Newport named Kyle Enos operated the vendor account. The Crown Prosecution Service proved, at a hearing that ... Read More »

Teen Avoids Jail After Downloading 4,500 Child Abuse Photos

At age 15, Corey Ewels used the darknet to download almost 4,500 pictures of child abuse, prosecutor Jeremy Evans told Grimsby Crown Court. Police raided Ewels’ Abbey Road, Grimsby home on January 20, 2015. One year passed before investigators analyzed the computer seized from house of the so-called “wizz kid.” Ewels, one of the youngest the court had ever seen ... Read More »