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Gurugram Cybercrime Cases Rose to 3252 In 2017

In the last three years, Gurugram has been classified as one of the critical zones where cybercrime has reached a higher dimension in India According to statistics, cybercrime rose by 36 percent in 2017. There were 1,954 complaints filed in relation to online frauds, credit and debit card cases. Despite the efforts of the Gurugram police to track down the ... Read More »

U.S. provides German investigators tens of thousands of references to child pornography

Children seen as sexual objects has been a popular notion for centuries, maybe even millenia. With the evolution of erotic writing and illustrations portraying children, kids have been the focal point of many desires. Unlike art, child pornography through the greater part of the 20th century was highly restricted as it was an illegal activity. Nothing has changed as the ... Read More »

Data subjects in the Darknet: defendant received a suspended sentence

In January we wrote about a 21-year-old man from Bad Segeberg who had been doing a minor fraud operation, which included stolen PayPal account data from the darknet, identical DHL packing stations, eBay, and electronics. However, after a recent sentence hearing, German news channels reported that the man went lightly with the sentence given. Similarly, a trial in a Gemünd ... Read More »

Alleged Darknet Dealers Fight FBI Evidence in Court

Five alleged darknet drug traffickers from Germany have managed to shake the groundwork of a case built by the U.S. FBI and Europol. During the trial at the Regional Court of Aachen, the defense attorneys had a heated debate with Judge Melanie Theiner regarding the use of the FBI and Europol intel as evidence during the trial. The lawyers successfully ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, 1.4.18

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Monero rejects ASIC miners through emergency software update Privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) recently went through an emergency software upgrade called Lithium Luna that saw its proof-of-work (PoW) hashing algorithm become resistant to ASIC machines. Among other things, the upgrade, according to the cryptocurrency’s core developer Riccardo Spagni, “slightly changes ... Read More »

1.4.18 Darkweb and Cybercrime Roundup

Reddit Just Banned /R/DarkNetmarkets – Biggest Darknet Subreddit As the result of an abrupt rule change, Reddit users found themselves without access to the /r/darknetmarkets subreddit. Reddit unexpectedly banned roughly 20 darknet market subreddits and another 20 unrelated subreddits. Reddit admins, in the past, reminded subreddit moderators about the rules before banning a subreddit. They gave the mods an opportunity ... Read More »

Pedophile’s Legal Aid Cost Australian Taxpayers $500,000

Australian taxpayers have funded $500,000 of legal assistance for former Melbourne businessman Peter Scully. Scully fled Australia in 2011 and later landed in custody in the Philippines for alleged human trafficking, murdering children, and distributing horrific child sexual abuse films on the darknet. The Australian government has a program that provides legal assistance to Australians facing severe penalties in foreign ... Read More »

Romanian Arrested After Four Package Interceptions

After gathering evidence throughout 2017 and 2018, Romanian law enforcement arrested an Arad county man who had allegedly been ordering drugs from a darknet vendor on a frequent basis. His charges, as explained in a DIICOT press release, are for the attempted importation of high-risk drugs, the transport of high-risk drugs, without right, and in continuous form. On March 16, ... Read More »

Pedophile Caught Storing Pictures on an iCloud Server

From his home in Longford, Ireland, 51-year-old Sylvio Rose downloaded some of the worst pictures and videos of child abuse that both the case investigator and judge had ever seen. The man download nearly 50,000 pictures and videos of boys and girls under the age of 17. He found many of them on the darknet and admitted sharing them on ... Read More »

Drugs ordered on Darknet: Austrian police arrest three dealers

In Southern Styria, the Leibnitz police have arrested three drug dealers who have been selling drugs since 2014. From the report, the three suspects, all 20-years-old, sold enough drugs to earn over 300,000 EUR in sales. Also, police investigations revealed that the suspects ordered the drugs from the Darknet. Led behind Leibnitz Narcotics unit the operation lasted several months with ... Read More »

Netherlands Police Bust a Massive Darknet Vendor Under New Aliases

Netherlands police ended the career of one of the largest darknet dealers involved in the MDMA, ecstasy, and cocaine trade. According to the official press release, the four suspects were behind the vendor accounts Doug-Heffernan, Smurfs, Mr. Bubblebgum, Rubiks and DrugsGames. They shipped tens of thousands of packages across the globe, police said. Raids were executed at five houses in ... Read More »

Suspended Sentence for ‘Pretty Stupid’ Counterfeiter

A 29-year-old Austrian man stood in front of a judge at the Tettnang District Court where he faced prison time for ordering and then using counterfeit euros he had purchased on the darknet. Due to the man’s living situation, time spent in jail while waiting for trial, and full confession, the judge passed down a one year suspended sentence. The ... Read More »

Man Used the Darknet to “Incite Sexual Abuse”

A 37-year-old Bliesgau man entered the district court of Saarbrücken and faced up to 15 years in prison for orchestrating the sexual abuse of children on the darknet and then distributing the resulting videos on darknet forums. To the surprise of several local news stations, the Bliesgau pedophile received a prison sentence of only three years. Although he had not—as ... Read More »

Pedophile Charged for ‘Child Porn’ and Ordering Fentanyl

Recently unsealed court documents from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio revealed that Ryan D. Kluth—a 47-year-old from Marion County—ordered fentanyl from the darknet for an unusual reason. He told investigators that he had been ordering fentanyl and carfentanil from China in an effort to curb his desire to access child abuse content. In October 2017, ... Read More »

Florida Pedophile Busted by Undercover Cop on Kik

In Pensacola, Florida, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Christopher P. Canova announced that a U.S. District Court found 36-year-old Nicholas E. Fogarty guilty of committing two child pornography crimes. According to Florida Department of Correction records, this is not Fogarty’s first rodeo involving child abuse content. In fact, he has already been to prison on some ... Read More »