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Austrian Dealers Busted for Darknet Importation

Salzburg: The National Police Directorate (LPD) arrested a 25-year-old drug dealer who had been ordering large quantities of drugs from darknet marketplaces. Officers found more than 1,000 ecstasy pills, 145 grams of MDMA, and 100,000 euros at the dealer’s Salzburg home. The LPD declined to share any details about the investigation and events that led to the dealer’s arrest, but ... Read More »

The Darknet Search Engine ‘Grams’ is Shutting Down

In 2014, a developer launched Grams, a darknet market search engine. Grams quickly caught on and picked up attention from mainstream tech sites. The site became a useful resource for markets, buyers, journalists, and researchers. In mid-December, 2017, the Grams developer will end Grams and all associated services. The site will be missed. The developer, known only as “gramsadmin,” posted ... Read More »

Detection of Malicious or Black IP Addresses Via Analysis of Daily Darknet Traffic

The world has recently began to recognize the significance and dangerous impact of various forms of network vulnerabilities. Moreover, cybercriminals can exploit these vulnerabilities to phish sensitive and private information from the machines of vulnerable web users. As such, researchers have recently began to thoroughly study how countermeasures can be created to solve various network vulnerability issues. A recently published ... Read More »

Using a Large Scale Darknet To Identify Botnet Related Activities

The consequences of a wide array of malware programs, which are present today, have led to perilous incidents that induced serious damage not only to users’ assets, but also to the internet’s infrastructure. This is notably the case with botnets, which represent networks of compromised machines that are remotely controlled by botmasters to perform various forms of nefarious activities. By ... Read More »

Europol Reviews Darknet Threats in Latest Study

In a jointly published report, Europol and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction presented information on darknet markets influenced the drug trade in EU Member States. Although darknet market criminal activity still accounts for only a small percentage of international organized crime, darknet drug sales in the EU have been increasing in number and significance, the report ... Read More »

Darknet Opioid Ring Suspect to Stay in Jail Until Trial

Drew Wilson Crandall, an alleged member of a Utah-based darknet opioid ring, must wait for an upcoming trial from behind bars, U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball ruled in late November. A grand jury had previously indicted Crandall and five co-conspirators for their roles in an international drug trafficking organization. Crandall allegedly helped Aaron Michael Shamo rise as a successful darknet ... Read More »

28 Overdose death linked to Darknet drug ring in Utah

Utah has been hit by drug overdoses in recent years, and the number of overdose cases recorded increases year after year. Statistically, at least one person dies of a drug overdose every day. Opioid overdoses have been reported to kill more people than gun violence and accident fatalities. Authorities in Utah have launched an investigation into a recent drug overdose ... Read More »

Six Fraudsters Arrested in Darknet Carding Scheme

The Tübingen police office and public prosecutor arrested six suspects for allegedly using stolen bank and card information to buy expensive electronics and reselling them through various internet mediums. Tübingen police arrested the so-called “nationwide computer fraud gang” after months of complaints from victims of identity theft. According to the Tübingen police, the computer fraud gang both purchased stolen information ... Read More »

Man Sentenced for Attempted Child Prostitution on the Darknet

A 36-year-old Berlin man assumed the fictitious identity of a 13-year-old girl and preyed on children through social networks and messaging applications for five years until German authorities arrested him in 2017. Judge Regina Alex, in late November, sentenced the sexual predator to four years in prison. The defendant, an event manager named Alexander G., never physically touched a child. ... Read More »

Teen Sentenced for Darknet Explosive Purchase

On November 17, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced that a United States District Court Judge sentenced a 19-year-old to two years in prison for buying explosives on the darknet. He initially claimed that he planned to destroy the vehicle of someone who had “dinged” his mother’s car, but he later refreshed that he had planned to intimidate a rival drug ... Read More »

Hackers Behind the October Data Breach Exposing Data on Darknet Identified by Malaysia Police

In October 2017, a data breach hit the whole country of Malaysia which went down into history as one of the worst ever recorded in the country. Over 46 million mobile phone subscribers were affected, and their data were later exposed on the Darknet for sale. The Malaysia police have identified the brains behind that incident after a thorough investigation. ... Read More »

British Teen Bought Car Bomb from the Darknet

A 19-year-old British man from Wolverhampton was recently convicted of attempting to import explosives for the purpose of building a car bomb. Gurtej Randhawa was arrested in May of this year after picking up a package which was supposed to contain an explosive device capable of being remotely detonated. Officers from the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency’s Armed Operations Unit ... Read More »

East Timor Veteran Jailed for Darknet Weapon Purchase Attempt

  Michael Eling Falconer, an East Timor veteran has pleaded guilty to attempting to use Bitcoin to purchase weapons on the Darknet. In the Melbourne court, Falconer admitted that he tried to purchase four Glock pistols and a Silencer from the Darknet. In an investigation, it was revealed that the East Timor veteran wanted to import the weapons and sell ... Read More »

German Darknet Buyer “Amazed” by Controlled Delivery

In collaboration with the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), drug investigators from the Ingolstadt Criminal Police Office used intel from a vendor bust to catch a 19-year-old darknet drug buyer. The BKA had, according to an announcement by Upper Bavarian police, law enforcement in North Rhine-Westphalia had apprehended a number of darknet drug dealers in early November. During the investigation, ... Read More »