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Austrian Hotel Hacked For The Fourth Time

The Seehotel Jägerwirt on the Turracher Höhe, Austria was hacked for the fourth time by cybercriminals. The hotel has been operating in the Kärnten-Styrian ski area for 111 years. In the past few years, the hotel management implemented advanced IT systems for the Jägerwirt. Hotel Chief Christoph Brandstätter found himself in front of a locked computer for the fourth time. ... Read More »

Two Austrians Arrested For Drug Trafficking

An 18-year-old and a 19-year-old were arrested in Ried im Innkreis, Austria for ordering large quantities of narcotics from the dark web. According to police information, the duo ordered drugs from the dark net. They consumed about half of the substances and sold the other half to customers. They advertised the narcotics on social media platforms, and sold to even ... Read More »

Bavaria Sees Increase in Drug Overdoses, but One City Only Sees More Darknet Drugs

According to the National Criminal Police Office, the number of drug overdoses in Bavaria rose to new levels during 2016. Law enforcement, in addition to drug safety groups conducted numerous studies and the results, overall, remained consistent with outside studies. In Augsburg, a city in Bavaria, 27 people died due to drug overdose in 2016, according to Gerlinde Mair, Head ... Read More »

Connecticut Man Found Child Pornography on the Darkweb and Shared it on Omegle

After a tip from Omegle, an online chat service, police officers arrested a former elementary school janitor for possession of child pornography (CP). According to a local news outlet, Douglas Mehan, a 50-year-old from Milford, Connecticut, found the media via a “special web browser.” The web browser, they wrote, allowed him to search for and download the content anonymously. However, ... Read More »

Second Member of Three-Man Xanax Smuggling Group Sentenced to Time Served

On January 24, Adam Brzozowski, a member of a Xanax smuggling ring, finally faced a Judge for sentencing. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara sentenced Brzozowski to time-served and an additional one-year period of supervised release. In a superseding indictment to a case that only implicated his accomplices, the Grand Jury charged Brzozowski with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance ... Read More »

Suspected Hacker Behind the NeverQuest Banking Trojan Arrested in Spain

In 2013, researchers from Kaspersky Lab’s SecureList published “Online Banking Faces a New Threat” and explained the threat NeverQuest, a banking trojan, posed to the public. Three-and-a-half years after a hacker listed the malware on a forum, Spain’s Guardia Civil announced that officers arrested NeverQuest’s creator. The press release revealed that the FBI requested Interpol issue an arrest warrant for ... Read More »

Bitcoin Legislation and Investigation – A Proposal For the US Law Maker

The advent of bitcoin, and digital currencies in general, unleashed a myriad of problems that emerged from the anonymity associated with cryptocurrency transactions, thus raising concerns related to money laundering. Legislators and law enforcement agencies are currently struggling to mitigate the money laundering issues affiliated with cryptocurrencies and several other digital currencies. In the face of these threats, government agencies ... Read More »

Anonymous Hacks Freedom Hosting II, Bringing Down Almost 20% of Active Darknet Sites

A researcher known as @Deku_shrub, after he found a Reddit post mentioning an oddity, verified that an entity hacked Freedom Hosting II, one of the largest hosting platforms for hidden services. In 2013, the FBI indicted the creator and owner of the original Freedom Hosting, Eric Eoin Marques for hosting child pornography. Marques, a 31-year-old man from Dublin, fought against ... Read More »

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Dandelion – Turning Bitcoin Into A Fully Anonymous Financial System

Bitcoin, and some other cryptocurrencies, have gained much popularity during the past few years. Even though bitcoin doesn’t promote total anonymity of its users, it is publicly perceived as a privacy preserving digital currency. Technically speaking, cryptocurrencies publish all users’ transactions on public ledgers that can be visible by anyone and this process is a pivotal part of the process ... Read More »

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Swing-Pay – One Card for all P2P Payments Using Biometric Authentication

Prelation of payment technologies is increasingly improving the quality of people’s life all across the globe. Emerging innovative payment solutions are creating not only opportunities, but also challenges for the future of the global financial system. Being a swift and convenient payment method, contactless payment technologies are gaining wide acceptance, especially amongst merchants for whom throughput is the most important ... Read More »

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Dutch Silk Road Narcotics Vendor Faces Prison

The Public Prosecutor (OM) recommended a sentence of fifteen months (five months suspended) in prison for a 37-year-old from Groningen, the Netherlands for selling drugs on the Silk Road Marketplace. According to the OM, the suspect sold hard narcotics on the infamous Silk Road Marketplace. The 37-year-old used his own room at a residential building on the Oude Boteringestraat in ... Read More »

Bitcoin in China: Summary of the latest developments

Over the last couple weeks, the “Bitcoin situation” has changed dramatically in China, the world’s leading power in both Bitcoin trading volume and network hashrate. Following the intervention from the country’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China, exchanges were forced to change their policies dramatically. Today we want to bring you up to speed on the recent events that ... Read More »

12 Million Pages of Declassified Documents From CIA

UFO’s, Modern Wars & STARGATE Oh My CIA took to Twitter Trump style, tweeting the announcement that “Approx. 930,000 documents, totaling more than 12 million pages” became available online last week. CIA used hashtags to describe several subject names of files released online: #ColdWar, #BerlinTunnel, #Vietnam and others. Along with a new look for the CIA Freedom of Information Act ... Read More »

Ouroboros – A New Proof-of-Stake (PoS) Blockchain Protocol

Ouroboros is a new proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain protocol that offers rigorous security measures. The new blockchain protocol establishes security properties that are comparable to those offered by bitcoin’s blockchain protocol. As Ouroboros deploys the PoS concept, it is qualitatively more efficient than blockchain protocols that rely on the proof-of-work (PoW) concept. The creators of Ouroboros showcased the practicality of its ... Read More »