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More CIA Android Hacking

  WikiLeaks published another entry in their Vault 7 collection of CIA leaks. The new documents released by WikiLeaks detail a program called HighRise, which infects Android phones and devices, and intercepts and redirects SMS text messages to a remote server controlled by the CIA. The user manual for HighRise version 2.0 comes from the CIA’s Information Operations Center. According ... Read More »

Ex-NASA Scientist Arrested in Hyderabad for Dealing Drugs

An ex-scientist who used to work for US space agency NASA has reportedly been arrested on “Drug peddling” charges according to the prohibition and excise sleuths. The culprit, 29-year-old Anish Dundoo, a US citizen happens to be an old grad of Doon School located in Dehradun. It is a reputable school which is noted for the enrollment of children of ... Read More »

Court Orders FBI Darknet Sting to be Kept Secret

The details of a case involving an FBI sting on the darknet have been ordered to be kept under seal by federal Magistrate Judge Paige Gossett. The sting allegedly helped bring down a plot to order a mail bomb through the darknet. It is believed to be the first case in the state of South Carolina involving the FBI and ... Read More »

SEROCU Arrests Three Darknet Dealers in Buckingham

After an investigation into drug trafficking by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit, officers arrested three suspects for drug distribution through the darknet. The investigation, according to SEROCU, centered on darknet drug trafficking and fraud. A full investigation is underway as detectives examine seized evidence. In early July, SEROCU’s Cyber Crime Unit raided multiple homes in Buckingham. The raids ... Read More »

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30.7.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Fentanyl Vendor “NarcoBoss” Busted in Philadelphia Although the arrest occurred in early July, details are still trickling down the wire as curious members of the community discover the vendor’s social media accounts. NarcoBoss, once known as DNMKingpin on a banned Alphabay account, landed amidst a high-profile FBI, HSI, and USPIS investigation. The feds ordered enough of NarcoBoss’s products to build ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, July 30, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: A BTC-e operator was arrested, accused of laundering $4 billion, there may be a connection to the Mt Gox hack Various reports indicate that a 38-year-old Russian man recently arrested in Greece for money laundering was an operator at popular cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e. The man, Alexander Vinnik, is accused ... Read More »

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EU IRU Finishes Fifth Online Extremist Content Operation

Europol and Interpol, during an operation that lasted less than a week, “assessed” 1,628 files “of terrorist, violent and extremist content” from the internet—both on the darknet and clearnet. The majority of the material, Europol said, came from 38 different online platforms. The decision to remove the content, following discovery by Europol’s internet detectives, was ultimately in the hands of ... Read More »

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Fentanyl Vendor “NarcoBoss” Busted in Philadelphia

  On July 5, federal agents arrested “Narcoboss,” an Alphabay fentanyl vendor from SouthWest Philadelphia. The vendor “was a top-10 target,” according to a Department of Homeland Security Investigations agent. Koffie faces drug trafficking charges and charges associated with distributing a controlled substance resulting in death. Special Agent Eric J. Yingling filed the Criminal Complaint affidavit and application for an ... Read More »

Trainer Is Banned For Giving Darknet Course to Inmates

  The protection against the use of Darknet has called for governments all over the world to rise and use all possible arsenals to halt its activities. Belgium authorities have been very vigilant in Darknet related cases. Some dealers have already been arrested and have been prosecuted according to the Law. Recently, the Belgium authorities banned a trainer from the ... Read More »

A Dortmunder Suspected To Buy Guns from Darknet

  When Darknet is being talked about in Germany, one listing of an item that usually comes to mind is “weapons”. Most of the gun violence in Germany has been attributed to the Darknet, as the platform is known to encourage illegal smuggling of weapons. Last year, the Germany’s prolific Darknet weapon dealer was arrested and jailed five and half ... Read More »

Philadelphia Man Arrested For Trafficking Drugs over Darknet

Henry Konah Koffie, 32, a resident of Darby, Pa. was arrested for possessing fentanyl drugs for distribution. Fentanyl has been reported to be a deadly drug. Philadelphia is gradually becoming a home for drug distribution. It was recently revealed that drugs are located in a portion known as “the tracks” which is located few miles from Philadelphia. The track has ... Read More »

British Child Porn Imageboard Operators Caught Via Careless OpSec

  The British administrator of a DW child porn imageboard was busted because he used his real name, his recent sentencing revealed. 51-year old Brett McBain of south London admitted in court to creating the forum “£TheOtherPlace” in 2014, along with his partner, David Buckley (54) of East Yorkshire. The pair met through different similar channel on the dark web, ... Read More »