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Sydney Student Arrested after Dark Web Drugs Purchase.

On November 10, a 24-year-old university student was arrested by officers from Newtown Local Area Command, at the University of Sydney residence in Camperdown. He was arrested while collecting a package in the mail containing drugs he had ordered from the dark web. The police believe that the student planned to sell the drugs to other students. From the arrest ... Read More »

WikiLeaks Releases Source Code for CIA Malware Control Tool

After having released documents on over 20 software that CIA uses, WikiLeaks released Vault 8, the source code to some of the software documented in the Vault 7 leaks series. WikiLeaks stated that no 0 days or other vulnerabilities were released in the Vault 8 series. The source code for the software that the CIA uses to control its malware ... Read More »

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Google Study Says Phishing Attacks Are the Biggest Threats to Web Users

A study by Google discovered that phishing attacks through fake emails were as effective as compared to data breaches that exposed usernames and passwords. Cyber criminals or cyber groups manage to steal over 25,000 valid sets of web credentials for Gmail accounts every week, painting a picture of the extent this problem has reached. Hackers are constantly searching for, and ... Read More »

Authorities arrest a 24 Year Old Darknet Drug Buyer in Rottenburg as Darknet Drug Network Becomes Stronger in Europe.

A 24-year-old man from the Rottenburg has been arrested by the police for ordering drugs through the Darknet. This the tip of the iceberg in consideration of the massive crackdown they intend to make. According to the prosecutor and the drug detection team, the young man whose name was not revealed ordered the drugs on a large scale through the ... Read More »

Ordinypt Ransomware Targeting Germany

A new wiper malware called Ordinypt has been discovered and is targeting businesses and victims in Germany. The ransomware has the facade of fake job applicants inquiring about openings and rather than encrypting users’ documents, the ransomware overwrites files with random data. ID-Ransomware coder, Michael Gillespie first discovered Ordinypt when one of its ransom notes was uploaded to the website ... Read More »

Anderson Township Man Sentenced to 3 Years for Providing Dark Web Child Porno Links to an Undercover Agent.

On November 9, an Anderson Township man was sentenced to 3 years in prison by U.S District Judge Susan J. Dlott, for aiding and abetting another individual in accessing child pornography. The sentence was announced by Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Steve Francis, Special Agent in charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). James ... Read More »

Man Guilty of an Ordering an Explosive from the Darknet

A court in the UK convicted a 19-year-old man of attempting to import an explosive device from the darknet with intent to cause harm. Gurtej Randhawa ordered a remote-detonated explosive device from a contact on the darknet, the National Crime Agency’s Armed Operations Unit (NCA AOU) said. But Randhawa never received the device. Instead, the NCA AOU intercepted the package ... Read More »

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German Dealer Busted After Five Package Seizures

The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Tübingen and the Rottenburg Police Headquarters issued a press release concerning the investigation and arrest of a 24-year-old drug dealer. Law enforcement had known of the suspected dealer’s activities in early October, before starting an investigation. They became aware of the alleged criminal activities while following a trail of “police-known suspects” that led directly to ... Read More »

Texas Playpen Member Gets 17.5 Years in Prison

One member of Playpen, a darknet child pornography forum, recently received a prison sentence of almost 18-years. Daryl Glenn Pawlak was one of the many Playpen members caught by the FBI in a single operation dubbed “Operation Pacifier.” Pawlak, a 39-year-old man from Texas, had previously pleaded guilty to the receipt of child pornography and one count of access with ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor “PeterTheGreat” Found Dead in Jail

The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of an inmate in a South Carolina jail. On Monday, November 6, detention officers found suspected darknet drug trafficker Theodore Vitaliy Khleborod dead in his cell. Officials pronounced him dead shortly thereafter. According to federal authorities, Theodore Vitaliy Khleborod and Ana Milena Barrero had distributed opioids on numerous darknet marketplaces. The ... Read More »

Anti-DDoS ways for VPS and Dedicated Servers

DDos (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks have become a major threat to current computer networks. If your website goes down due to an overload of website traffic, you’re probably a victim of the notorious distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. DDoS attacks have become a nightmare for companies with an active online presence. From BBC to Twitter and from Donald ... Read More »

More Prison Time for Ex-Agent in Silk Road Case

Shaun Bridges, the dirty Secret Service agent who had already landed a six-year prison sentence for the theft of $800,000 worth of bitcoins during the Silk Road investigation, just received another two-years for another bitcoin heist. In March 2015, authorities arrested Shaun Bridges and Drug Enforcement Administration agent Carl Force. Both men had been part of the team behind the ... Read More »

21.11.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Alphabay Mod “Trappy” Charged with Fraud in Atlanta 24-year-old Ronald L. Wheeler III of Streamwood, Illinois, pleaded not guilty to access device fraud in connection to the Alphabay marketplace. U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak said that Wheeler “was the mouthpiece for Alphabay on the internet.” During the crime, Wheeler aka Trappy allegedly conspired with Alexandre Cazes, alleged owner and administrator ... Read More »

Almost 400 Investigated in Finnish Darknet Case

Between October 9 and October 29 alone, Finland’s National Bureau of Investigation identified 396 suspected criminals during the investigation into the Onion Channel, a darknet imageboard for Finnish speakers. The Onion Channel, known in Finnish as “Sipulkanava,” functioned like any other imageboard but users also arranged drug deals through the site. On November 1, Finnish Police and Finnish Customs Enforcement ... Read More »