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Tollywood hit with Major Dark Web Fueled Drug Scandal

Tollywood, the Telugu version of Hollywood, is wildly popular in India, especially in the Southern states. It is the second largest section of Indian movies, the first being Bollywood, the Hindi version of Hollywood. Tollywood, like any other major film industry, has been accused of various crimes, such as racism, sex scandals, and drug use, but no accusation or investigation ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Arrested The First Hansa Users In The Netherlands

The Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office announced the first arrests conducted by law enforcement in the country regarding the takedown of the Hansa Market. According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the Netherlands, law enforcement authorities arrested one of the top sellers in the country. The 28-year-old man of Krimpen aan den Ijssel, the Netherlands allegedly sold large quantities of cannabis ... Read More »

German Father Bought Drugs With Counterfeit Euro Notes

A father of a child from Troisdorf, Germany was sentenced to prison for ordering counterfeit euro notes from the dark web and putting the falsified bills into circulation. Court records reported that the man even purchased narcotics with the fake notes. According to the court documents, the suspect, a 23-year-old father of Troisdorf, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, purchased three pieces of ... Read More »

Fentanyl Vendor Etiking Indicted In The U.S.

A Pennsylvania man, who is allegedly responsible for the overdose deaths of 19 people, was officially charged by federal prosecutors. Jeremy Achey, 43, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was charged on July 20 with conspiracy and distribution of controlled substance analogs. If he is found guilty in court, he could face a lifetime sentence in prison. According to federal prosecutors, the defendant ... Read More »

Ex-NASA Scientist Arrested in Hyderabad for Dealing Drugs

An ex-scientist who used to work for US space agency NASA has reportedly been arrested on “Drug peddling” charges according to the prohibition and excise sleuths. The culprit, 29-year-old Anish Dundoo, a US citizen happens to be an old grad of Doon School located in Dehradun. It is a reputable school which is noted for the enrollment of children of ... Read More »

TheOtherPlace Child Porn Chat Room Admins Jailed

Two British men in their 50s were sentenced to prison for setting up and running a chat room on the dark web where users shared indecent images of children. David Buckley, 54, of Goole, East Yorkshire, the United Kingdom and Brett McBain, 51, of Balham, south London, the United Kingdom, were sentenced to prison for setting up a chat room ... Read More »

Crystal Meth

New Zealander Imported Drugs, Tried To Produce Meth, Sentenced To Jail

A man from New Zealand was sentenced to prison for purchasing drugs from overseas countries and for ordering substances used for the production of crystal methamphetamine. He allegedly conducted all deals on the dark web. Leigh James Thomas, 30, of Himatangi Beach, New Zealand was sentenced to prison importing methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy along with substances and equipment used to make ... Read More »

Hackers Demand Over $250,000 for Ransomware Decryption Keys

Hackers Demand Over $250,000 for Ransomware Decryption Keys The alleged authors of the NotPetya ransomware, which swept through Ukraine locking the systems of governments, financial institutes and businesses, demanded a payment of 100 BTC, which was over $250,000 at the time, for the private keys. Earlier this week, Motherboard reported that cyber security researchers detected movement around the BTC wallet ... Read More »

Fentanyl Reported More Dangerous Than Meth

In April 2016, Pennington Country Sheriff Kevin Thom told at a state oversight council that meth use had “gone off the charts” and was “out of control” in parts of South Dakota. However, fentanyl, a synthetic substance 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, caused a new epidemic in multiple countries, including the United States and Canada, thus, many ... Read More »

Pensioner tried to extort money from companies claiming he poisoned their products.

Haribo Extorter Tried To Confuse Investigators By Pretending To Be An Islamic Extremist

On Christmas Eve, last year, German police arrested a pensioner who threatened Haribo and supermarket chain Kaufland with poisoned products. In May, the prosecution had formally charged the suspect. Now, police disclosed more information on the case, including how the pensioner tried to mislead law enforcement authorities by pretending to be an Islamic extremist. In December 2016, Willi K., a ... Read More »