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Local Police Contract the Same Hacking Firms as the FBI

C. Aliens Local Police Contract the Same Hacking Firms as the FBI As part of an ongoing investigation into law enforcement’s forensic procedures regarding cellphones, Muckrock filed Freedom of Information Requests with several police Departments in the US. The organization wanted information related to utilization logs, guidelines, policy, and even payment contracts. They requested the payment information from commercial hacking ... Read More »

An artillery shell found in the barn of the 30-year-old.

Dutch Police Not Knowing Where Collector Got World War II Ammunition And Explosives

Law enforcement authorities discovered a large cache, containing kilograms of ammunition and explosives from World War II, at a man’s home in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands. Investigators do not know the source or the method how the suspect acquired the illegal items. It is certain that the number of grenades, including frag, phosphorous (smoke) and other hand grenades, was too much ... Read More »

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Austrian Federal Police Identified Carder Group Who Stole More Than 50,000 Credit Card Details

Recently, the Federal Criminal Police Office (BK) in Austria announced that they had identified a group of criminals who stole more than 50,000 credit card details from the victims. According to Rudolf Unterköfler, head of the Federal Crime Division at the Federal Criminal Police Office, Austrian law enforcement authorities identified a group that traded more than 50,000 credit card details ... Read More »

Bolivia Police arrests 60 people for Cryptocurrency crimes

Bolivia is one of the countries that has closed its doors to the discussion on Bitcoin and Blockchain technology, although it still cannot avoid its use. Before the prohibition by the authorities, illegal businesses rose out within the realm of cryptocurrencies. This has been confirmed after the report that 60 arrests of supposed promoters of fraudulent businesses with digital currencies ... Read More »

French Police Seized Tor Relays in WannaCry Investigation

On March 17, news outlets reported the sudden absence of several French Tor relays. Further data revealed that law enforcement agencies in France seized the the relays in connection with the investigation into WannaCrypt. WannaCrypt, the ransomware that struck “more than 200,000 devices worldwide,” used Tor to connect to a C2 server. The Central Office for Combating Crime Related to ... Read More »

Federal Police Grabbed 78K Ecstasy Pills During Operation Porto

On May 22, Federal Criminal Police Office announced a set of numbers attached to their anti-drug operation, known as “Operation Porto.” Since 2015, at least 170 kilograms of “poisons” and 78,000 ecstasy landed in police custody, many of which were en route to Austria. The police managed to track down at least 700 suspects, a spokesperson from the BKA explained. ... Read More »

Swedish Police Used Helicopters In The Investigation Against Two Narcotic Vendors

Earlier this week, the prosecution charged two brothers from SkÃ¥ne, Sweden for selling drugs on the dark web. According to the prosecution, the 39-year-old and the 42-year-old men have been selling narcotics, including cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, amphetamine, cannabis, and other substances, on darknet marketplaces to their customers. Mattias Sigfridsson, the section chief of the regional investigation unit, said that one ... Read More »

Philippine Police Arrest Several in Massive CP Operation

After an international tip, authorities in the Philippines​ arrested another pedophile akin to Peter Scully. Like Scully, this child abuse advocate played some role in an international child abuse network. The abusers live-streamed child pornography​ and torture, via the darknet, to thousands of viewers worldwide. They arrested the Queensland man while he attempted to erase some of the data in ... Read More »

Dark Web Pedo Sentenced 13 Years in Prison

Roy Harvender Jr. from New Castle County, Delaware, a 59-year-old member of Website 19, a dark web child pornography darknet marketplace which fully operated from 2012 to 2014, was arrested and sentenced to 13 years in prison. Harvender, who is better known in the dark web as ricenbeans, actively engaged in the distribution and acquisition of child pornography on the ... Read More »

Police Studied IDC Financial Crime for Years

On April 28, Italian news outlets published a breaking story that spread rapidly. Authorities in Lecco, Italy, announced a pivotal moment in an undercover operation into an entire dark web forum. The forum, Italian Darknet Community (IDC), functioned as both a forum and marketplace—and given that it appeared on many darknet marketplace lists, many knew IDC as only a darknet ... Read More »

Undercover Police Befriends Dark Web Criminal Who Killed His Wife

A Calgary officer, whose name remains undisclosed, befriended the murderer of his common-law wife Lisa Mitchell in order to gain his trust and close the investigation successfully on the murder case successfully. Allan Shyback, a 40-year-old man who previously lived together with Mitchell a few years ago, was suspected of murdering Mitchell after her body hidden in a plastic container ... Read More »

Indiana State Police: Darknet Crime Like a Game of Whack-a-Mole

For a police force, the Indiana State Police played a larger role in fighting cybercrime than many others. The Cyber and Intelligence Division ran several programs over the past few years that promoted online awareness. They focussed on the protection of children and the advancement of law enforcement’s scope. OSINT, cryptocurrency, and methods stalkers used for cyberstalking commonly came up ... Read More »

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Major Bust In Taiwan: Police Seized 511 Kilograms Of Ketamine

Law enforcement authorities in Taiwan seized approximately 511 kilograms of ketamine, which they believe to be originated from the dark web. According to a local news source, the Taipei City Police seized large amounts of LSD and 551 kilograms of ketamine in Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China or ROC), which law enforcement authorities estimate would be enough for at least ... Read More »

Romanian Police Join Forces With Domestic Internet Security Company To Fight Cybercrime

The Romanian police collaborate with internet security company BitDefender to fight cybercrime on a global scale. According to a press release published by the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police (IGPR – Romania’s police force), they are joining forces with domestic internet security company BitDefender to fight cybercrime globally. Bitdefender is an internet security software company based in Romania, represented ... Read More »