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Elysium Member’s “Treatment” Let Him Walk on Child Abuse Charges

At the Innsbruck County Courthouse in 2003, a pedophile received a two year prison sentence for child abuse and possession of child abuse material. He appealed the sentence immediately afterwards, but according to kurier.at, the actual appeal did nothing. The time he bought did everything. He advised sitting any time behind bars as a man in treatment and recovery. This ... Read More »

Five National Guard Members Charged for Bitcoin Fraud

Recently returned and unsealed indictments accused Five National Guard guardsmen for Bitcoin, credit card, or access device fraud. All four defendants used Bitcoin to purchase stolen debit and credit cards from the internet. Then, according to the indictment, the men encoded blank cards with the stolen ones and made fraudulent purchases at Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) stores ... Read More »

Two Members of a Spain-based Mobile Phone Fraud Network Arrested

Two persons were arrested in Jumilla, Spain for being part of a network that fraudulently purchased smartphones from service providers. The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia carried out a law enforcement action, called “Operation Darkweb” in Jumilla, to clarify a series of scams in the acquisition of mobile phones. The operation resulted in the arrest of two people ... Read More »

Members Of Chemical Love Vendor Shop Sentenced In Germany

In April 2016, in the Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, law enforcement authorities arrested five men who were suspected of running the Chemical Love vendor shop. On October 11, 2016, The Central Cybercrime Office (LZC) of the General Public Prosecutor’s Office announced they had charged six individuals in the case. Now, the Landau District court sentenced three of the defendants, including the main ... Read More »

Four Members Of Criminal Group Arrested In The United States For Weapon Trafficking

In a multi-agency investigation, U.S. law enforcement authorities managed to arrest four suspects in Georgia. Two of the defendants were already charged with firearm trafficking. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, the 28-year-old Gerren Johnson of Austell and the 29-year-old William Jackson of East Point were arrested in May. Court documents stated that the two ... Read More »

Downed CP website had 10,000 UK Members, Including a School Governor

Earlier this year, DeepDotWeb reported that Anonymous hacked Freedom Hosting II, effectively bringing down almost 20% of all active darknet websites. According to the hacker, 50% of the websites hosted by Freedom Hosting II were child porn websites, even though the hosting provider claimed to have “a zero tolerance policy to child pornography.” Among those websites was Paradise Village, a ... Read More »

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Members Of British Arms Smuggling Ring Sentenced To Prison

The three members of a smuggling ring involving weapons ordered from the dark web were sentenced to prison in the United Kingdom. Mark Richards, a 38-year-old man from Godalming, the United Kingdom, was considered as the mastermind of the smuggling ring, who, according to police information, used the dark web to order firearms and ammunition for resale purposes. The gang ... Read More »

Police Catch Three Members of Darknet Drug Trafficking Group

On March 15, The public prosecutor’s office in Ravensburg announced the details of a high-profile investigation. Since “at least the turn of the year,” the announcement began, law enforcement investigators tracked a drug organization with five known members. Throughout the course of “extensive” investigations, authorities learned the organization operated a darknet drug trafficking ring. They found more than just drug ... Read More »

Members of Major Cannabinoid Distribution Ring Sign Guilty Plea Deal

In Jefferson City, Missouri, four co-conspirators pleaded guilty to their roles in a large-scale synthetic cannabinoid trafficking ring. The four individuals, according to the indictment, trafficked $6.6-million of synthetic cannabinoids. In addition to the drug trafficking charges, the defendants also faced money laundering and mail fraud charges. Despite a 14-count indictment packed with incriminating information, the prosecution dropped every drug-related ... 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 »

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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 »

Prominent UKIP Member’s Aide Arrested For Deepweb Money Laundering

As Nigel Farage, a prominent member of Britain’s right-wing U.K. Independence Party, was preparing for his flight back to Britain, one of his closest aides was grabbed and arrested by the FBI. The aide in question, George Cottrell, had been under investigation from the FBI since 2014 for offering to launder money for deepweb drug traffickers. The arrest came as ... Read More »

Tor board of directors step down, appoint new members

Following the Jacob Appelbaum scandal that ultimately lead to his resignation, the Tor project announced an entirely new board of directors. The board, before stepping down and passing the baton to the new board on the 12th of July, said that their job was to make sure that Tor has the best leadership possible. They had faith that the new ... Read More »

Five US Military Members Arrested for Buying, Making, and Using Stolen Credit Cards

Derrick Shelton, James Stewart and Quentin Stewart, all members of the Army National Guard, have been arrested and charged for ordering stolen credit card numbers and using them on military bases. The Justice Department said the men were using bitcoin to buy the card numbers online, then using card writing tools, they would make their own fakes. “The defendants selected ... Read More »

University Of Liverpool Database Hacked, Information Of 6,500 Staff Members Posted On Dark Web Forum

Israeli researchers discovered that the database of the University of Liverpool had been hacked and the contact details of everyone working and teaching there was posted on a dark web forum. The information posted on the dark net domain is being promoted to launch targeted phishing attacks. According to security firm Cyberint, the name, address and work email addresses of ... Read More »