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Karnataka Forest Department Takes up Measures to Curb Wildlife Cybercrime on the Darknet

The Karnataka Forest Department in India has set up measures to curb the illicit trade in wildlife on the dark web. Various stakeholders such as the TRAFFIC, WWF-India, the Police Radio Training School in Indore (PRTS), and the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) arranged training for all forest workers at the Kali Tiger Reserve in Karnataka. The program was set ... Read More »

Whitman Man Arrested for Being in Possession of THC-Infused Beverages

A 35-year-old male from Whitman, Washington, was arrested after being found in possession of more than 100 containers of drinks infused with marijuana Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Derek Sheehan would make the drinks and infuse them with marijuana THC obtained from the dark web. He would then store them in his house from where he would distribute them to customers as per ... Read More »

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Assessment of firearms’ trading on darknet marketplaces

The advent of the dark web has facilitated the illegal trading of small firearms as reported by the United Nations. A recently published research paper investigated the sales of weapons on a number of darknet marketplaces over a period of six months in order to identify the vendors of firearms, types of sold weapons, manufacturers of sold weapons, and the ... Read More »

Teenager Charged for Shipment and Distribution of Darknet Cannabis

A 19-year-old male from Wiltshire County, England, was arrested and charged on the grounds that he had imported illegal drugs through the dark web where he intended to sell them. Toby Fairall confessed to purchasing cannabis and that he planned on selling the cannabis for a profit. The drugs he bought were valued at £5,000. The teenager comes from Aldebury ... Read More »

Three Arrested for Selling MDMA and Ketamine on the Dark Web

Law enforcement in Massachusetts seized more than 24 pounds of drugs during the execution of two search warrants in connection with an investigation into a prolific dark web drug dealer. On March 27, both state and federal law enforcement officers executed search warrants at locations in Stoughton and Brockton. During the course of their searches, the police found a total ... Read More »

Dream Market Marijuana Vendor Sentenced to Prison in Germany

A judge at the Kleve District Court sentenced three defendants for selling hundreds of kilograms of marijuana and hashish through Dream Market to customers throughout Germany. During sentencing, one of the defendants called the drug trafficking operation the “biggest mistake he had ever made.” The sentencing hearing marked the end of a case that began in March 2018. Investigators of ... Read More »

Couple arrested for selling and shipping counterfeited fentanyl-containing opioid pills, to darknet customers

A man living in Glendale along with his pregnant girlfriend have been prosecuted via a federal illicit drug trafficking case. The couple were accused of selling counterfeited opioid pills via the dark web and distributing them via postal services all over the country. The 26 year old male, Jacob Medina, as well as his pregnant girlfriend, Diane Marin, were both ... Read More »

Silk Road 2.0 Founder Sentenced to 64 Months in Prison

A university drop-out was sentenced to prison in a Liverpool court for operating Silk Road 2.0 under the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts 2 (DPR2). The National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom announced that Thomas White, 24, a former student at Liverpool John Moores University, was sentenced to five years and four months in prison for operating the second Silk ... Read More »

Pakistan Police Officers Involved in a Kidnapping Gang that Demanded Ransom in Bitcoin

A Pakistani news outlet reported that the Lahore Police busted a six-member gang suspected of kidnapping a university professor and asking for a bitcoin ransom. According to the report, two of the gang members are police constables. The plan to kidnap the professor was reportedly masterminded by a university student taught by the professor. The report shows that Faisal Yousuf, ... Read More »

The 1999 Melissa Virus That Inspired Current Virus Programmers

When computer viruses in America began to become a great threat to its citizens, most of the people using computers knew little or nothing about such malicious software. Not much concern was given to computer viruses as they did not seem to pose any serious threat to people’s well-being. However, one significant attack changed this mind-set – the emergence and ... Read More »

Trio That Used the Dark Web to Sell Ecstasy and Ketamine Arrested

Three Brockton men accused of dark web drug trafficking were arrested following an investigation by state police detectives and federal agents. The men allegedly run the operation from a storage unit in Stoughton, accepted payments in bitcoin and used the postal system to distribute the drugs to customers from all parts of the US. The trio’s arrest reportedly resulted in ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price weekly analysis – 15.4.2019

Bitcoin price rose during last week’s trading sessions to record a week high of $5,488 last Wednesday, which exceeded the resistance level around the 76.4% Fibonacci retracement ($5,297). However, the bullish momentum failed to keep bitcoin price above this resistance level to drop below it within less than eight hours, after the week high had been recorded. Bitcoin price has ... Read More »

DARPA Seeks to Create New Anonymous Communications Program

Last year, the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, quietly announced a new research program known as the Resilient Anonymous Communications for Everyone, or RACE, program. DARPA is responsible for developing technologies for use by the United States armed forces, but that technology also frequently ends up being used by civilians. Onion ... Read More »