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Trial Set for Latvian Accused of Running Malware Operation on Darknet

Ruslans Bondars, a permanent resident of Latvia was arrested and accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and computer hacking aimed at businesses in the United States of America. The latest update of his arrest is that a trial has been set for him. Together with a Russian, Jurijs Martisevs, they sold sophisticated malware on the Dark web, as well ... Read More »

Utah Man Accused of Manufacturing and Selling drugs on the dark web

A Utah Cottonwood Heights man accused of running an international illicit drug ring selling and manufacturing of illegal drugs has been arrested. A four-week jury trial has been scheduled beginning August 20th. On Wednesday, the attorneys of some of his alleged accomplices said in court that they were still negotiating on some non-contentious issues concerning the case with prosecutors. Shamo ... Read More »

Trial Set for Utah Man Accused of Running Darknet Drug Trade

The high amounts of drug overdose related deaths, and the popularity of the Darknet marketplace scene among the youth, has brought authorities to the doorstep of Aaron Shamo. He was accused of manufacturing many dangerous opioid drugs and shipping them over to people who ordered them through his shop on a darknet marketplace. Despite the evidence used against him in ... Read More »

Alabama Veterinarian Accused of Ordering 18 Grams of Fentanyl on the Darknet

According to Alabama’s Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, an Alabaster county veterinarian and his Pelham country accomplice ordered 18 grams of fentanyl from the darknet. Customs intercepted a suspicious package at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The package contained a child’s toy—a stuffed bear—that contained enough fentanyl to eliminate a small city. The Task Force Commander ... Read More »

Business Owner Accused of Smuggling Fentanyl Found Dead in Norwood Home

Reports from the Hamilton County Coroner’s office states that a Norwood woman who was accused of smuggling fentanyl passed away last week. Even though this death cannot be attributed as an overdose, it still adds up to the number of fentanyl-related deaths which keep going up every day. Grace Bosworth, 39, owner of Global to Local Languages, a Cincinnati translation ... Read More »

Father and Son Accused of Being Agora Vendor “StoneIsland”

Portsmouth Crown Court heard how a father and son had allegedly distributed thousands of ecstasy pills on several darknet markets under the names Stone Island, Stone Island 1, Stone Island+ and Tony Soprano999. The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit apprehended the duo in May, 2016 after UK Border Force agents seized $100,000 of ecstasy and followed up with a ... Read More »

German Accused Of Committing Large Scale Fraud

Authorities accused a German man of committing large scale fraud. He allegedly purchased compromised bank accounts on the dark web and used those to transfer funds to his own accounts causing serious damage to the victims. A 40-year-old man of Gelsenkirchen, North-Rhine Westphalia is standing in court facing charges of large scale fraud. According to the accusation, before the court ... Read More »

Hotspot Shield VPN Accused of Selling Customer Data to Advertisers

Hotspot Shield, one of the largest Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers, has been accused of selling their customer’s private information to online advertisers. The Center for Democracy & Technology recently submitted an official complaint to the United States Federal Trade Commission in which they allege that Hotspot Shield is guilty of employing unfair and deceptive trade practices. The organization that ... Read More »

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Accused Shiny Flakes Customer: “Everyone Could Use My Address”

  In June 2017, a 26-year-old from Gilching went to court on ecstasy charges. His name appeared on of Shiny Flakes “meticulous” lists. But because the prosecution could not prove that someone else had placed the orders and used the defendant’s address, the judge ordered that the case be dropped. Not even a week later, a 31-year-old from Nördlingen faced ... Read More »

Four Accused Of Selling Drugs On Dark Web In Sweden

Three men and a woman were accused of running a vendor shop and selling narcotics on the dark web by Skaraborg District Court. Law enforcement authorities believe the dealers made about five million SEK ($540,000) by distributing the illegal substances. According to the indictment, the vendor shop ran between 2013 and April 2016. In April, Swedish law enforcement authorities raided ... Read More »

Two Accused In The J.P. Morgan Case Plead Not Guilty While Third One Waits Extradition

Two Israeli men who were recently extradited to the US, Ziv Orenstein and Gery Shalon, in their first appearances in US court pleaded not guilty to the charges against them regarding the J.P. Morgan hacking case. The two charges included breaking into around a dozen companies’ computer networks, including J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. The third defendant, Josh Aaron, a ... Read More »

Australian Man Accused Of Running An International Child Porn Ring

There have been quite some events regarding child pornography. If you can remember, there was a case when the FBI has busted a large CP website that had around 215.000 users. Also, there has been a pretty weird case on a child pornography domain where the site admin has set up a system (crowdfunding platform) that allows members to mine ... Read More »

FedEx Accused of Drug Trafficking

From a news item published in Courthousenews service, may have some relevance to DNM users, as such cases might encourage shipping providers to deploy better screening procedures: SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – FedEx conspired to distribute controlled drugs and did deliver them, for illegal Internet pharmacies, a federal grand jury said Thursday in a 15-count indictment. The indictment, signed by U.S. ... Read More »