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Cops are Investigating the Munich Gun Vendor’s Family

The public prosecutor in Cologne released several court documents that indicated the testimonies provided in the defense of a darknet weapons vendor had likely been fabricated. Family members of the vendor had seemingly practiced their statements before giving them to the authorities. Several days after the release of the documents, reporters spotted police vehicles and helicopters at the family’s houses ... Read More »

Police And Prosecution Investigating Neo-Nazi Connection In German Vendor Case

At the end of May, German law enforcement authorities detained six persons who were allegedly running a vendor shop selling narcotics on the dark web. On June 13, the prosecutor’s office and the police department in Aachen, Germany, announced they are also investigating the neo-Nazi connection in the case. On May 31 evening, the SEK (Special Deployment Commando) was tasked ... Read More »

ICE Talks About Investigating Deepweb Crimes and Taking Down Silk Road

In a special exposé published by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents “exposed” ICE’s role in darknet investigations. The report described the way ICE aided in the takedown of Silk Road and how ICE is currently combating deepweb activity. “The Darknet is not a very sophisticated or special place; it just requires specific permission or access to get into ... Read More »

FBI Investigating The Theft Of 1.3m Bitcoin From Massachusetts Man

The FBI is working with Massachusetts police to recover funds stolen from a Bitfinex user, Coindesk reports. An unnamed Cambridge, Massachusetts resident filed a police report in September, shortly after the company encountered a $70,000,000 Bitcoin theft. The theft was reportedly tied to the initial Bitfinex breach. Cambridge police took and filed the report but have since handed the case ... Read More »

The U.S. is Investigating Another Supposed Series of Russian Hacks

Authorities in the United States have started investigating a series of Russian Intelligence cyberattacks gathering information from The New York Times and other major organizations. The hacks have been discovered by authorities over the past few months, news outlets reported earlier this week. The targeted attacks are believed to be related to the U.S. Democratic party, the report says. Earlier ... Read More »

Police in Punjab Investigating It’s First Related BTC Crime

Police in Punjab are investigating their first ever case involving Bitcoin. Unfortunately, it also involves financial fraud data being purchased on the darknet. A group of four, two Punjab residents and two residence of the US stole Rs 1.2-crore worth of US Dollars using stole credit card data bought on darknet. Bitcoin was used to buy the information they used, ... 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 »

LE – Whose Who In Investigating SR1?

Whaddya know… a couple of days after his co-accused and former Baltimore “Marco Polo” taskforce colleague Shaun Bridges copped a plea for their abhorrent joint enterprise,  the main man of the scheme, Carl Mark Force IV has also copped a plea. As we’re all aware by now, the dirty deeds of these two basically destroyed some major investigative work completed ... Read More »

2 Federal Agents Arrested For Stealing BTC While Investigating Silk Road

Karma is a bitch. From Justice.gov press release: Former Federal Agents Charged With Bitcoin Money Laundering and Wire Fraud Agents Were Part of Baltimore’s Silk Road Task Force Two former federal agents have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and related offenses for stealing digital currency during their investigation of the Silk Road, an underground black market that allowed ... Read More »