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Defendant Sentenced to Probation for Using Fake Euros from the Darknet

The Emmendingen District Court recently sentenced a 25-year-old to two years of probation for crimes involving counterfeit currency. This case shares aspects with one we reported on October 21; Bavarian police arrested two men for making and distributing counterfeit euros via the deepweb. Both men arrested in the Bavarian counterfeiting case, a 22-year-old and a 24-year-old, were discovered by their ... Read More »

Dutch National Prosecution Service and police launch Hidden Service in global Darknet enforcement operation

New scare tactic – Reposted from the dutch prosecution site – The Dutch National Prosecution Service and police launched a so called Hidden Service on the darknet today. The set up took place within the framework of ‘Operation Hyperion’. This first global Darknet marketplace enforcement operation ever, was conducted 22 to 28 October. Hidden Service Via the Hidden Service, an ... Read More »

Narcotics Control Bureau to Seize 500 BTC from Darknet Vendors in India

In July, Director General RR Bhatnagar of the Narcotics Control Bureau said two major darknet vendors were operating inside India. The NCB had been probing the syndicates and managed to identify various associates. The goal, he said, was to trace the operatives to the top and takedown the vendors. “For the first time, we have detected drug traffickers using the ... Read More »

Darknet Weapon Vendor Who Sold Weapons to the Munich Gunman is Working with Police

The darknet arms dealer who sold firearms to the Munich shooter has given a full confession to federal prosecutors. He testified against himself and is in full cooperation with the Frankfurt Prosecutors Office. In August, the 31-year-old vendor was arrested. The investigation into where David Ali Sonboly purchased his weapon was carried out by 65-person taskforce. 31,000 tips and pieces ... Read More »

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German Special Forces Arrest Darknet Amphetamine Vendor

On October 14, 2016, German Special forces prepared for an early morning raid. Law enforcement followed a “drug trail” that led directly to a house in Dinslaken. An initial investigation revealed the house’s resident was a darknet vendor. According to a spokesman from the prosecutor’s office, Special Task Force had been called in based on a potential firearm threat. Investigators ... Read More »

German Darknet Market Reseller Sentenced to 4.5 Years in Prison

A 40-year-old man from Bavaria has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for drug trafficking. According to investigators, the unnamed man bought $30,000 worth of drugs from darknet marketplaces. He then distributed the drugs throughout southern Bavaria. Investigators claimed, during court hearings in October, that the man operated between June 2013 and October 2015. He served ... Read More »

Malware Targeting US Government Computers Available On Darknet Marketplaces

According to InfoArmor, the notorious government computer malware GovRAT has been tactically upgraded. The Remote Access Trojan packs 11 high profile advancements, notes the feature list. However, researchers are not solely concerned with the updates to the malware. The improved accessibility is a major threat the government organizations in the US. GovRAT v2.0 is openly available for purchase starting at ... Read More »

Darknet Vendor BenzoChems Uploads Video of His Alprazolam Lab

In 2015, famed Xanax vendor Quantik uploaded a video of his pill press pumping out Xanax bars. A new vendor, going by the name BenzoChems, just uploaded one of his own. While Quantik’s video showcased a pill press, BenzoChem’s is focused on the production of Alprazolam. Such a peek into the life of a deepweb vendor is an unsurprisingly abnormal ... Read More »

Darknet Heroes League Marketplace Bans the Sale of Fentanyl

According to various news outlets, the death toll related to fentanyl overdose has risen dramatically over the past two years. In Philadelphia alone, a 632% increase in deaths were attributed to the potent opioid, as well as some of the more potent analogs, as recorded by both the CDC and law enforcement. There is an unfortunate connection between fentanyl-related overdoses ... Read More »

German DNM Vendor Arrested For Selling Glock to Munich Shooter

In the investigation following the Munich shooting where David Ali Sonboly killed 9 people, German police discovered that the 18-year-old had purchased the weapon from a vendor on the deepweb. Nearly a month after the shooting spree, the Bavarian state police have reportedly caught the person behind the transaction. On July 27th, Holger Muench, head of Germany’s Federal Police, told ... Read More »

Drug Sales on Darknet Markets Have Tripled Since the Silk Road Bust

The government’s push to take down the original Silk Road was motivated by several factors but one in particular was especially interesting. Congress wanted to cut off online drug trade before the industry could grow became a trend. But according to research, the exact opposite has happened. Deepweb drug sales have since tripled. According to a study conducted by Judith ... Read More »

DEAR ABBY – A Review of (REAL) Darknet Antics

Recently, it seems that the darknet and it’s users has gotten pretty lax. Vendors are being arrested left and right. Customers are having packages seized and their houses raided. It is human nature to become comfortable. In this world, you cannot become comfortable. Below are a few, real encounters from various forums around the darknet. All of these arrests have ... Read More »

Munich Gunman Got Weapon From Darknet

According several German news outlets, the 9mm Glock 17 that David S. used on Friday evening to kill himself and nine others in Munich was a reactivated theater weapon. This information comes from the president of the Bavarian Office of Criminal Investigation (LKA), Robert Heimberger, on a Sunday press conference. The conversion of the weapon from non-functioning to being a ... Read More »

India Investigating the First Known Domestic Darknet Vendor

While much of the world had gotten caught up with the new wave of digital currency, India had fallen far behind. This may soon change as Indian officials start their investigation into at least two separate syndicates that have ties to the dark net market. The focus is on vendors who are currently operating inside India’s borders. This is a ... Read More »