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Another Chemical Love Customer Faces Prison for Drug Purchases

The Munich District Court heard how a 24-year-old bought drugs on the darknet for several years in a row. The prosecution said the man conducted a “lively trade” with the drugs he purchased online. The court heard how the man had allegedly been buying drugs on the darknet and selling them to buyers in person. Between December 2014 and April ... 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 »


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 »

Former Apple Employees Arrested For Selling Customer Data on Dark Web

On June 7, after months of investigation, 22 people were arrested in the Southern province of Zhejiang, China, for stealing Apple customer information and selling it on the dark web. The cyber criminal group gathered sensitive personal data from Apple consumers such as names, addresses and Apple IDs amongst other types and sold batches of information on darknet marketplaces for ... Read More »

Past Customer Of Shiny Flakes Sentenced To Probation

The District Court of Schwabach sentenced a German man to probation and to pay a fine for ordering narcotics from the already convicted vendor Shiny Flakes. Shiny Flakes, AKA. Maximilian S., was arrested at the end of February 2015 for running a vendor shop selling drugs on both the darknet and on the clearnet (the “normal” part of the internet ... Read More »

Former Customer Of The Narcotics Vendor Shiny Flakes Ordered To Pay Fine

A suspect from Geretsried, Germany, who is believed to be a former customer of the darknet drug vendor Shiny Flakes, was sentenced to pay a fine for ordering narcotics from the dark side of the internet. According to the German news outlet merkur.de, the criminal investigation department frequently succeeds in tracking down darknet vendors and buyers who hide behind the ... Read More »

US Firearm Vendor Tried To Sell Gun To Customer, Got Jailed

Michael Ryan, a 36-year-old graduate from Kansas, US, was sentenced to 52 months in prison for running a vendor shop on the dark web. According to law enforcement authorities, the suspect sold weapons under the pseudo name ”Gunrunner” on the Black Market Reloaded (BMR) marketplace. During the investigation, law enforcement authorities discovered that Ryan sold a powerful Hi-Point handgun and ... Read More »

Cyber Vulnerability Firm Sold the Tor Exploit to an Offensive Customer This Year

On November 29, someone posted on the Tor mailing list that an exploit was “actively used against TorBrowser NOW.” That is where the queued article about this will be linked. Mozilla quickly patched the bug but not without raising consumer concerns. Now, researchers discovered that an exploit company sold the exploit earlier this year to both offensive and defensive parties. ... Read More »


Companies Required to Give Customer Data to Authorities in China’s New Cybersecurity Law

Companies Required to Give Customer Data to Authorities in China’s New Cybersecurity Law China has approved a controversial cybersecurity law that gave the government unprecedented access to technology worldwide. The law was green-lit as a national security measure but went too far, human rights groups said. It granted the government the ability to censor online content and restrict free speech. ... Read More »

Hackers Carrying Out Largest Theft Of Customer Data In US. History Facing Prison

Gery Shalon, Joshua Samuel Aaron, two hackers have been charged with arranging and executing massive cyber attacks against financial institutions, brokerage firms, financial news publishers in the United States. This includes the largest theft of customer data from a U.S. financial institution in history, which is the U.S. Financial Sector Hacks. The two man were also charged with the manipulation ... Read More »