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A ransomware master known as “Pornopoker” was arrested in Russia

A publication from BleepingComputer reports that a man known as “Pornopoker” has been arrested by Russian authorities, for writing and distributing ransomware. His real name is yet to be released. Pornopoker, allegedly a 40-year-old man from Volgograd, Russia, was arrested at the Domodedovo International Airport, located near Moscow. He was caught by Russian authorities after he returned from Thailand where ... Read More »

10 Arrested As Part Of Operation Hyperion In Sweden

Law enforcement authorities in Kronoberg County, Sweden arrested 10 of the 50 alleged suspects who were identified as dark net narcotics buyers. ”We have received information that there are suspected buyers in Ljungby. In Växjö, two people were arrested in Araby Park. Police found a few hundred grams of cannabis on them,” said Robert Loeffel, Head of Region South. During ... Read More »

Upper Austria Vendor Group Arrested

Three men were arrested in Vöcklabruck, Austria who are suspected of running a vendor shop on the dark web. A 47-year-old and two 20-year-old men allegedly sold about one kilogram of amphetamines on the dark net. Police information says the trio was in business from September 2015 to November 2016. The vendor group dealt in bulk orders of amphetamines, they ... Read More »

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Darknet Group in India Arrested for Shipping Xanax to the US

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) busted a group that smuggled Alprazolam from Mumbai to the United States. Customers reportedly ordered via darknet marketplaces. Additionally, call centers were used fronts for the smuggling ring. DRI officers arrested group members after raiding two properties in Mira Road. They found 15,000 assorted drugs and arrested eight suspects. Officers arrested Air Express owner ... Read More »

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Two Germans Arrested for Selling Fake Euros on the Darknet

In November, the Hamburg State Criminal Police (LKA) arrested Peyman F., a 22-year-old counterfeiter. Officers caught the suspect with two packages of fake euro notes. He almost arrived at the post office to ship the packages to darknet buyers. Uwe Kelting, the Hamburg Chief Inspector, said “this was a great success for us.” Investigators discovered fake notes totaling 100,000 euros ... Read More »

Pharmacy Student Arrested In Vienna For Selling Narcotics on the Dark Web

A 19-year-old German was arrested in Vienna for selling narcotics on the dark web. Police information says the pharmacy student was a dark net vendor who sold LSD, magic mushrooms, cannabis seeds, codeine and other prescription drugs originating from Germany, Spain, and Russia to his customers. Austrian law enforcement authorities arrested the student on November 8. Officials say he operated ... Read More »

Three Arrested In German Vendor Shop Bust

The Cybercrime Regional Center accused three suspects who are believed to be connected to a German vendor shop selling narcotics on a German language “Dark Net Market Forum.” A 31-year-old and a 54-year-old are charged with the distribution of drugs on the dark web while a 25-year-old is accused of buying illegal substances from the vendor shop for resale. According ... Read More »

Italian Police Arrested Four Members of a Darknet Child Porn Ring, Identified 120 More

In October, Europol and law enforcement in Italy arrested seven members of a child porn ring with ties to The Love Zone. Italian law enforcement, yet again, made another darknet-related child pornography bust, this time netting four suspects. The Polizia Postale (Postal Police), with the aid of several local agencies, searched 44 houses for 31 suspects. The searches were conducted ... Read More »

Twelve People Arrested In Swedish Fentanyl Case

A dozen persons were arrested in Olofström, Sweden. The suspects allegedly sold fentanyl on dark net markets. “It shows up very often and we believe it [fentanyl] is used continuously in the country. A few years ago there was a trend of fentanyl patch, in recent times, we have seen it in the form of nasal spray,” a police officer ... Read More »

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Hundreds of Members of a Darknet Child Porn Ring Arrested in China

Law enforcement in China just arrested hundreds of suspects involved in a darknet child-pornograhy ring, news outlets reported. Across the entire country, police officers raided and arrested suspects who accessed media containing the molestation of more than 30 under-aged girls. The US Department of Homeland Security notified China’s law enforcement of a Chinese darknet child-pornography ring. In March, police arrested ... Read More »

Yet Another German Arrested After Unsuccessfully Purchasing a Gun from the Darknet

A 28-year-old was arrested for the attempted purchase of a Glock 17 from the darknet, not but days after another German pleaded guilty for the same crime. The 28-year-old from Erding was arrested in a way that mirrored the arrest of another. In late September, a 24-year-old from the Neuburg-Schrobenhausen district was arrested for another attempted weapons purchase from the ... Read More »

Two Arrested in Romania for Ordering 50 Grams of Amphetamine from the Netherlands

Romania’s Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) arrested two men on November 3 for drug trafficking and international drug trafficking. DIICOT’s Bacau Territorial Service announced the arrest on the official press release site on November 7. DIICOT Investigators believed the two men ordered a package from the Netherlands in late September using the internet. From the press release: ... Read More »

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Coburg Man Arrested for Creating and Selling Fake IDs on the Darknet

The month of October presented a significant number of deepweb-linked fraud and counterfeiting cases. Following the trend of the month, another individual was arrested in Coburg, Germany for producing and selling fake IDs on the darknet. So far, this month, we have written about the following cases: Two German citizens, a 22-year-old and a 24-year-old, were sentenced on October 12 ... Read More »

Child Porn Ring Busted In Italy, 7 Arrested

A joint action between District Anti-Mafia Directorate of the Public Prosecutor of Rome and the Europol European Cybercrime Center resulted in the arrest of seven suspects who are believed to be a part of a major dark net child porn community. This is the first time in Italy where internet pedophiles have been busted. The suspects are charged with the ... Read More »