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German Darkweb Forum Owner to Appear in Court in November

The owner of the darkweb forum used by the Munich gunman faces charges in a 93-page indictment for providing a platform where users could buy and sell guns, drugs, and other illegal items. His charges stemmed from an investigation into the darkweb vendor who had given the Munich gunman the Glock 17 used in the murder of nine innocent civilians. ... Read More »

Florida Analogue Trafficker Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison

The final defendant in a case against a drug trafficking ring was sentenced in a Florida court to 80 months in prison for ordering fentanyl and other controlled substances from darkweb marketplaces and selling them throughout Florida. Johan Stephen Paniagua, 26, played the primary role in a drug trafficking operation that operated out of Miami-Dade county and Osceola county. According ... Read More »

Steroid Dealer Convicted for Ordering and Selling Steroids in Idaho

In Idaho, a federal jury convicted a Pocatello man of ordering steroids online and reselling them to customers locally. According to court documents, the man had been ordering and reselling pounds of anabolic steroids for at least one year. Travis M. Newbold, 47, found himself on the receiving end of a controlled delivery conducted by the United States Postal Inspection ... Read More »

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An Overview of the ARMOR Black Market Quarterly Report

In various parts of both the surface web and dark web, stolen data, malware, hacking services, and other forms of illegal products and services, are being traded almost every day. Armor’s annual Black Market report represents a peek into the dark world of cybercrime on the dark web that most regular web users do not see. The Threat Resistance Unit ... Read More »

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DeepCorr – A novel efficient system for flow correlation attacks on Tor

Flow correlation represents one of the essential techniques utilized in a myriad of deanonymization attacks launched against Tor. Even though flow correlation attacks are highly important , current flow correlation techniques are ineffective in linking Tor traffic flows when implemented at a large scale, i.e. they require long flow observation rates that are highly impractical, or are associated with high ... Read More »

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Valhalla (Scam) cryptomarket analysis and user de-anonymization

Darknet marketplaces are cryptomarkets, where vendors can sell illicit drugs and services to anyone, and anywhere in the world. Darknet marketplaces are hidden services that are accessible via the Tor network. Users of these cryptomarkets usually use PGP to interact with each other and bitcoin as the currency for their various transactions. A recently published thesis performed quantitative analysis of ... Read More »

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Bitcoin weekly price analysis – 19.11.2018

Bitcoin price dropped by around %20 during the past week to hit a week low of $5,432 last Thursday, which is a level that had not been reached since October 2017. Even though we predicted bitcoin price to continue on dropping during our previous bitcoin price weekly analysis, the magnitude of drop in bitcoin market’s capitalization came beyond the expectations ... Read More »

Opioid Trafficker Admits Selling and Manufacturing Fentanyl Analogues

The leader of an opioid distribution operation in New York pleaded guilty to drug charges linked to the distribution of U-47700 and furanyl fentanyl purchased from various darkweb suppliers. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York announced that Robert Ian Thatcher, 30, had pleaded guilty to two charges ... Read More »

Arizona men accused of trafficking of Apple products

Law enforcement has arrested four men from Arizona facing multiple charges concerning the illegal trafficking of stolen electronic gadgets and stolen Apple products to overseas markets. Two of the men have been identified as Michael Stoian and Arik Tasa Bennet, 24 and 25 years old respectively. Their release bond is placed at $1 million, while they are held at Maricopa ... Read More »

The UK seizes more than £2 million of fake dark web medicines

Fake drugs worth millions of dollars were seized during a global crackdown in the United Kingdom. The repression which was carried out by an MHRA (a medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency) took over 1 million doses of medicines that are worth more than £2 million. The seizure of illicit medicines was done during part of an Operation Pangaea investigation, ... Read More »

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Research: The usage experience of cryptocurrency across Russia

It has been almost 10 years now since Bitcoin was born, and since then the new blockchain based currency has introduced the world to a new concept for payments, establishing a novel economic order. Moreover, the plethora of cryptocurrencies we are witnessing now is representing a massive improvement in monetary systems, which has become a topical and controversial issue in ... Read More »

London Police Arrests a Dark Web Vendor Confiscating Over $400,000 Worth of Cocaine.

City of London Police Cyber Crime Unit in the UK have arrested a dark web drug vendor from Loughton confiscating over $400,000 worth of cocaine after a raid at his home. The 49-year-old man from Loughton, Essex, was under investigation on the dark web markets where illegal drugs, weapons, counterfeit, firearms, and other illegal goods and services were offered. After ... Read More »

FBI: Former GOP Candidate Used the Darkweb to Buy Lethal Substance

In March, a former congressional candidate who unsuccessfully challenged House Speaker Paul Ryan for the Republican nomination allegedly searched for the supplier of a radioactive substance on a darkweb market. On October 25, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested the man for attempting to possess radioactive material with intent to cause death. Jeremy Ryan, 30, is a prominent protestor in ... Read More »