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Teen Skips School for a Darkweb Weapons Deal

A 14-year-old appeared before a judge at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court. He faced the charge of attempting to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life, the arresting officer explained. She, the police officer made the arrest and played the role of an online weapons vendor. The suspect told her that he attempted to purchase the gun for a Jamaican man ... Read More »

Frankfurt Research: Drugs Seized More Frequently At Post Offices Than At Travelers

Officials at the Frankfurt Airport seized more narcotics coming in by mail to post offices and to residential addresses than at the possession of travelers. According to the recent study, at Germany’s largest airport, drugs are found more frequently in the post office of the Frankfurt Airport, and more rarely at travelers. “We have an extreme shift in drug smuggling ... Read More »

Former Customer Of The Narcotics Vendor Shiny Flakes Ordered To Pay Fine

A suspect from Geretsried, Germany, who is believed to be a former customer of the darknet drug vendor Shiny Flakes, was sentenced to pay a fine for ordering narcotics from the dark side of the internet. According to the German news outlet merkur.de, the criminal investigation department frequently succeeds in tracking down darknet vendors and buyers who hide behind the ... Read More »

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British University Lecturer Jailed After Tragic Death Of His Friend

A Nottingham Trent University lecturer was sentenced to prison for organizing a night of alcohol and drugs, which resulted in the death of a friend from his school days. The lecturer purchased the narcotics from the dark web. Dr. Harry Purser, who got a degree from Cambridge University in 2002, is currently listed as a senior lecturer at the School ... Read More »

German Standing Trial For Ordering Three Guns From The Dark Web

A man from Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, Germany is standing trial for attempted purchase of three Glock guns from the dark web, along with growing and possessing large amounts of marijuana. “On a late summer afternoon last year. A man is sitting in a supermarket cafe. He’s waiting. A little later a young guy appears. He raises his hand briefly, reveals himself. The ... Read More »

Investment on Security Firms Rise as Dark Web and Bitcoin Ransomware Cases Increase

Early-stage and state-led investments on cybersecurity firms are increasing exponentially. According to reports from the Big Four accounting firms which include EY, PwC, Deloitte and KPMG, the surge in cybersecurity investments is a direct result of rising cases of ransomware attacks, phishing scams and data thefts. Ransomware attacks and phishing scams are correlated in a sense that they both are ... Read More »

Tutorial – Altcoin Flipping : Making Money Online Via Trading Cryptocurrencies

The year of 2017 is definitely the year of crypto, especially that the market capital of cryptocurrencies has reached its all time high during the past week, recording around $28.7 billion according to data from coinmarketcap.com. Many cryptocurrency traders, or more precisely “altcoin flippers”, as myself have made some good profits during the past few weeks. I managed to double ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price analysis April 21 2017

The price of Bitcoin looks ripe for an attempt to break past the all time $1350 high on Western exchanges. In fact, a significant segment of the market is extremely bullish with forecasts as high as $1400, $1600 and even $2000. Since the sharp sell off to $891, after the $1350 pre-ETF announcement high, price has been going up in ... Read More »

95,000 Job Applicant Data of McDonald’s Canada Hacked, Likely Being Sold on Dark Web

An undisclosed group of hackers successfully breached into the database and servers of the $106 billion fast food chain McDonald’s. Representatives of McDonald’s Canada admitted to the theft of three years worth of applicant data. In a statement, McDonald’s Canada further revealed that personal information of 95,000 applications were stolen from the local servers of the company. A wide range ... Read More »

Sheep Marketplace Owner Indicted and Face Years in Prison

Prosecutors in the Czech Republic have indicted Thomas Jiřikovský, the owner of the Sheep Marketplace, and his wife Eve Bartošová. Thomas Jiřikovský is responsible for the largest exit scam in the history of darknet markets. Thomas has been indicted on charges related to theft and weapons and drug trafficking, and his wife Eve has been indicted on money laundering charges. ... Read More »

Why Meal-Replacement Drink Company Soylent​ is Opening a Dark Web Store

Venture capital-backed meal replacement drink manufacturer Soylent officially launched a dark web store called Soy Route as a part of its collaborative marketing project with advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy. Similar to alternative dark web marketplaces and stores, Soy Route is a .onion website which can only be accessed through the anonymous browser Tor. On the Soy Route dark web store, consumers ... Read More »

Legislators Introduce Bills to Protect Digital Privacy Rights at US Borders

Two bills have been filed in Congress to stop warrantless searches and seizures of electronic devices, such as computers, phones, and tablets, as well as online accounts at American borders. In the United States Senate, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon and Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky are jointly introducing a bill called the “Protecting Data at the Border ... Read More »

How Companies are Deanonymizing Bitcoin

One of the most common misconceptions regarding Bitcoin is that it is anonymous or untraceable, when in fact this couldn’t be further from the truth. Bitcoin is the opposite of untraceable. All of the transactions that have ever occurred in the network are stored in the immutable and public ledger that is the Blockchain. One could counter with the fact ... Read More »

Drug Seizures in Germany Up 232 Percent

The Frankfurt Airport Customs Office, more often than not, is at the center of many deep web drug crimes in Germany. This is with good reason; the customs office serves as a major hub for both people and mail. And not only a hub for those in the region, the Frankfurt Airport Customs Office connects one part of the world ... Read More »

Europol Links Darknet Markets and Terrorism

Europol—via themselves, law enforcement, the private sector, or otherwise—continually made Bitcoin-related appearances over the last five years. And according to the most recent study that involved Bitcoin and illegal firearm trade, illegal firearm dealers moved to the darknet. Not just any firearm dealers (I.e., vendors), but organized crime vendors. Europol quietly pushed a connection between organized crime, the dark web, ... Read More »