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Cryptocurrency news roundup, April 15, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Islamic scholar claims Bitcoin is Sharia law compliant Mufti Muhammad Abu Bakar, a Sharia advisor and compliance officer at Blossom Finance, recently argued Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be Sharia law compliant in certain cases. According to Bakar, Bitcoin can be Halal (permitted) if it is used as a ... Read More »

INDONESIAN STUDENT ARRESTED FOR PURCHASING ECSTASY USING BITCOINS

For some months now, the only certainty about the fight against the use of the dark web is the arrest of culprits every now and then. Although this shows improvement, it still isn’t the way to curb the problem. Meanwhile, the list of active students involved in dark web behavior is increasing with arrests taking place in Indonesia as well. ... Read More »

Tor Project Ended Tor Messenger Development

The Tor Project announced the discontinuation of Tor Messenger, a messaging platform that incorporated Tor and OTR by default. In a blog post about the end of Tor Messenger support, the Tor Project gave three reasons for the decision. One of the more pressing reasons for ending Tor Messenger support, the blog post explained, was Florian Quèze’s discontinuation of Instantbird ... Read More »

Two Pennsylvania Men Charged for Fentanyl Distribution

Jamil I. Chapman and his nephew Nasai J. Chapman allegedly used the darknet to import fentanyl and carfentanil from China to their residence in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Authorities announced that, in total, the men had ordered *fentanyl packages on seven occasions and received between 400 and 500 grams of the drugs. The investigation began in 2017 after a neighbor reported ... Read More »

Three Found Guilty in Fatal Fentanyl Conspiracy Case

A federal jury in Nashville, Tennessee, found three men guilty of participating a fentanyl distribution conspiracy based in Madison during an 8-days trial.. The men are now waiting for their prison sentences alongside another five co-conspirators who had previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the fatal distribution conspiracy. The charges carry mandatory minimum prison sentences of 20 years. All ... Read More »

Dream Vendor ‘OxyGod’ Arrested in DEA Operation

According to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Central District of California, a DEA investigation in Orange County led to the arrest of three men who allegedly sold fentanyl on the Dream darknet marketplace. The announcement followed the release of a criminal complaint that accused the men of darknet drug distribution under the vendor account “Oxygod.” The ... Read More »

Russian drug kingpin Alexandre Sitnikov arrested

Viktor Ivanov, the head of The Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation (FDCS), met diplomats from 46 countries and gave them information about drug dealers. Names and addresses of these criminals were identified during special operation “Mosaic”. The list includes 1,500 names, 1,180 are citizens of the USA. According to LEA the criminal community consisted of about 10,000 ... Read More »

Europol Joint Investigation Puts 20 Cybercriminals in Police Custody

The Romanian National Police, the Italian National Police and Europol, all teamed up to hunt cyber criminals across Europe. Following years of investigation and raids, 20 cyber criminals were arrested for being in connection with a €1 million fraud. The joint investigation resulted in the arrest of the Carbanak gang leader. The Carbanak gang was arrested days before the Romanian ... Read More »

15 Years in Prison for Millionaire Weed Dealer

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts announced the sentencing of a 48-year-old man from Randolph, Massachusetts, for orchestrating a massive marijuana distribution and money laundering scheme. A federal court in Boston convicted the defendant, Michael Gordon, of possession with intent to distribute more than 2,200 pounds of marijuana. He will be spending 85 percent of the next ... Read More »

Three Austrians Charged for Darknet Distribution

In late 2017, the Salzburg National Police Directorate (LPD) raided the home of a suspected darknet drug dealer. The suspect is a 26-year-old from the Pongau district of Salzburg, Austria. Authorities accused him of buying drugs on the darknet to use and to resell. The investigation, they revealed, found that the suspected vendor had used the darknet to sell drugs ... Read More »

Gun Collector Arrested for Buying Pistols on the Darknet

A joint press release from the Central Office of Cybercrime in Bavaria and the Customs Investigation Office in Frankfurt revealed that German authorities caught a 54-year-old who had been buying firearms from vendors on the darknet. The operation that led to the man’s arrest was a continuation of German law enforcement’s extensive investigation into darknet gun vendors who surfaced after ... Read More »

Snowden Documents Reveal the NSA Has Been Tracking Bitcoin Users Since at Least 2013

A series of documents recently published by The Intercept shows that the NSA has been tracking Bitcoin users for years. The documents were provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. While many other federal agencies are paying private contractors, such as Chainalysis, to provide information on Bitcoin transactions and users, the US intelligence community has been running their own cryptocurrency surveillance ... Read More »

11.04.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Model ‘Periodically’ Used Ketamine Prior to Alleged Kidnapping Chloe Ayling was the world to think a group of men kidnapped her to auction her off through a human trafficking group on the darknet. But over time, her story grew less and less believable. At the recent hearing for one of the men she claimed had kidnapped her, another piece of ... Read More »

Crystal Meth

Crime Stoppers Focuses on Darknet to Launch Crystal meth Campaign

In response to drug abuse data released in Port Augusta, crime stoppers have decided to go all out to launch a campaign against it. The campaign aims to block the flow of ice into the country with much focus on the Darknet. Crime Stoppers recently launched a similar campaign which sought to do three things: Make the call, cut the ... Read More »