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Death Penalty Call For Child Sex Offender Peter Scully In Philippines

According to chief prosecutor Jaime Umpa, there is a death penalty call in child sex predator, Peter Scully’s case. The 53-year-old Australian citizen is currently standing before Cagayan De Oro court where prosecutors want to re-introduce death penalty to properly punish the man. Umpa told the media Scully’s deeds are the most shocking officials had ever seen. The Australian man ... Read More »

Third Judge Rules FBI’s Playpen Warrant Invalid

In Iowa, Federal Judge Robert Pratt ordered the evidence resulting from an arrest in the FBI’s Playpen investigation be suppressed. The warrant was issued in part of the FBI’s operation to hack Tor users. The FBI took control of a child pornography site, Playpen, for two weeks in order to unmask its users. Including Judge Pratt’s suppression, this is only the third case out of 200 ... Read More »

6 SSH Clients for Dark Web Explorers

The keyword in anonymity networks like Tor and I2P is “anonymity,” is it not? Unfortunately, none of these networks, by themselves, provide full anonymity. As many users of Tor, I2P, and other networks know, it helps to take additional steps to ensure privacy. One out of many methods you can use is SSH (Secure Shell or Secure Socket Shell), which ... Read More »

Introduction to Zcash, the anonymous Bitcoin

Bitcoin is an anonymous currency – this is one of greatest misconceptions surrounding Bitcoin which is, In a sense, the exact contrary of anonymous as every transaction is publicly listed on the Blockchain. Even though a wallet address does not reveal personal information about its owner, there are still ways to discover to whom the wallet belongs via blockchain analysis. ... Read More »

Federal Judge Rules That Bitcoin Is Legal Money In Court Case

Potentially setting the standard for future cases, a New York federal judge ruled that Bitcoin is a form of legal currency. On September 19, Judge Alison Nathan of the Southern District Court of New York likely ended the year-long Coin.mx case. Anthony Murgio, one of the Coin.mx operators, was indicted in July 2016 for working without a money transmission license. ... Read More »

Houston Man Arrested After Attempting To Purchase Explosives On AlphaBay

In Houston, a 50-year-old man was arrested for attempting to purchase explosives from the deepweb, federal prosecutors announced. The accused Cary Lee Ogborn, as it turns out, was unknowingly in contact with an undercover agent the entire time. According to the criminal complaint, Ogborn attempted to find and purchase explosives on AlphaBay in early August 2016. The FBI looked into ... Read More »

Mozilla is Fixing a Major Flaw in Firefox

Mozilla has announced that it will be patching a flaw in Firefox that if exploited could be used to impersonate the victim’s browser software update server. Doing so would allow attackers to inject malicious code into the victim’s computer.  Mozilla also stated that the vulnerability can also be used to unmask Tor users. Tor developer Georg Koppen stated: “The security hole allows ... Read More »

CEO and CTO of Popular Bitcoin Exchange Arrested

Bitcoin exchange owners are notoriously known for being in trouble with the law. From the imprisonment of Mark Karpelès, the CEO of bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox to the Cripsty exchange case, many have found themselves facing the law on money related charges. This time, the CEO, CTO and head of IT of a well-known Bitcoin exchange are facing charges of ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Analysis 28 September 2016

This week the mood around Bitcoin was frenetic and bullish, with great news coming out from fundamentals and price technicals. A Bitcoin report bumped up its Bitcoin price valuation to $850 citing improved fundamentals. Public blockchains also got a boost at the Global Blockchain Summit in Shanghai despite the massive proliferation of private distributed ledger consortiums. Bitcoin is back! Much ... Read More »

PlayPen Admin Found Guilty

Steven W. Chase, a 57-year-old man from Florida, was found guilty of running the infamous dark web child porn website, PlayPen. A press release by the Department of Justice (DOJ) said the former admin was found guilty of one count of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, one count of advertising child pornography, three counts of transportation of child pornography ... Read More »

Unbreakable Encryption is One Step Closer to Becoming Usable Technology

The University of Rochester has begun work on what they call a Quantum Enigma Machine. This new machine is said to be responsible for unbreakable encryption. It will also shorten encryption keys, and make data interception much more difficult than it already is. American Mathematician Claude Shannon came up with a binary system that would allow him to transmit messages under three stipulations: the key ... Read More »

Crimes Against Children are Growing In Canada

Data that CBC News has shared reveals the number of child pornography cases in Hamilton, and across Ontario has grown a substantial amount in the last 10 years.  The general feeling is that the exploitation is becoming a major problem and affecting more people every day around the world and needs a better look by law enforcement and other agencies. “The amount ... Read More »

Australian Teen Arrested, Could face 25 years in Prison for Dark Net Drug Importing

An 18-year-old teen was busted with close to $60,000 in drugs he bought from dark web markets. Raids were conducted on his home Wednesday in Hermit Park, Townsville, Australia. Reports say that a variety of drugs were found including meth, LSD, MDMA, mushrooms, hash, cannabis, and various prescription drugs. Also seized by Townsville Drug Squad was close to $10,000 in cash, leading to believe ... Read More »

OpenBazaar 2.0 To Run On The Tor Network

In the upcoming version 2.0, OpenBazaar will be able to connect over the Tor network. For the privacy conscious, lack of Tor support is one of the major drawbacks to the OpenBazaar protocol. Brian Hoffman, the CEO of OpenBazaar, enthusiastically confirmed that a OpenBazaar will be running on Tor. A back end developer, Chris Pacia, was the first to successfully ... Read More »

Drug Sales On The Deepweb Have Little Impact On International Drug Trade

The 2016 World Drug Report stated that the deepweb is fueling an international drug trade. According to Stijn Hoorens and David Décary-Hétu, the claim is not reinforced by empirical evidence. RAND Europe and the Universities of Montreal and Manchester conducted a study that ultimately disproved the 2016 WDR’s claims. Global law enforcement agencies routinely arrest succesful deepweb vendors, indicating there ... Read More »