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British Child Porn Imageboard Operators Caught Via Careless OpSec

  The British administrator of a DW child porn imageboard was busted because he used his real name, his recent sentencing revealed. 51-year old Brett McBain of south London admitted in court to creating the forum “£TheOtherPlace” in 2014, along with his partner, David Buckley (54) of East Yorkshire. The pair met through different similar channel on the dark web, ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price Analysis 28 July 2017

Bitcoin’s Civil War is not yet over. These past 2 weeks, the price of Bitcoin was in limbo, trapped between breaking higher or breaking down to lower levels. An impending blockchain hardfork on August 1 is perhaps responsible for the tension that could send prices lower. But there is also the overarching bullish trend from late 2016 that is set ... Read More »

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Police Arrest Reliance Jio “Hacker” in Under 24 Hours

In early July, a hacker leaked the data of Reliance Jio customers through a clearnet website. The site revealed a subscriber’s name, subscription date, and account email address. Reliance, however, denied that any breach had occurred. Internet users then spotted an Alphabay vendor selling info on 120 million users of a “large Indian telecommunications company.” After denying that anyone compromised ... Read More »

Drug Reaches Hyd Kids from Darknet through Whatsapp, an Investigation from Last Week Bust

  Last week a group of drug peddlers were arrested by the Hyderabad police. It was followed by an investigation, and the investigators were stunned with the outcome. Investigators discovered how easily drugs are available to kids. India drug users have benefited from the easy accessibility of the Darknet drug shops, but the only hindrance between them and their drug ... Read More »

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Glock Vendor Headed to Trial for Role in Munich Shootings

In late 2016, the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office of Frankfurt charged a darknet weapons vendor with negligent homicide and negligent bodily harm. The vendor—known as Philipp K., a 32-year-old from Marburg—admitted providing Ali David Sonboly, the Munich gunman, with a Glock 17. The Prosecutor’s Office had, at the time, charged the vendor with only weapon crimes. Roughly one year after ... Read More »

TheOtherPlace Child Porn Chat Room Admins Jailed

Two British men in their 50s were sentenced to prison for setting up and running a chat room on the dark web where users shared indecent images of children. David Buckley, 54, of Goole, East Yorkshire, the United Kingdom and Brett McBain, 51, of Balham, south London, the United Kingdom, were sentenced to prison for setting up a chat room ... Read More »

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New Zealander Imported Drugs, Tried To Produce Meth, Sentenced To Jail

A man from New Zealand was sentenced to prison for purchasing drugs from overseas countries and for ordering substances used for the production of crystal methamphetamine. He allegedly conducted all deals on the dark web. Leigh James Thomas, 30, of Himatangi Beach, New Zealand was sentenced to prison importing methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy along with substances and equipment used to make ... Read More »

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Specialist Claims Successful Coin Mining Days are Gone

  At the Research and Applied AI Summit in London, the director of technology at Darktrace spoke of a bank server that a European crime syndicate hijacked to mine Bitcoin. The incident contrasted the machine learning company’s findings for recent Bitcoin mining—he explained that the era of secretive Bitcoin mining had passed. Professional enterprises with dedicated servers dominated the sector ... Read More »

Major Darknet Host Hacked, Data Exfiltrated

  Deep Hosting, a major darknet host on the Tor network, was hacked recently and data from some of the hidden sites and linked databases hosted on the server were exfiltrated. A hacker named Dhostpwned was able to take over the Deep Hosting servers by using a PHP shell and a Perl shell. The hacker registered for a shared hosting ... Read More »

South Africa credit card details found for sale on Darknet

  Credit card fraud and personal data leaks are happening often on the Darknet marketplace recently. Ranging from the Well to do members of the society, to the least of status in the country, all have their share of credit card fraud on the Darknet. A recent report reaching us is that a bundle of credit card details of some ... Read More »

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EU Report: Criminals Lack the Skill to Use Cryptocurrencies

A recent EU SNRA report [pdf] outlined the current risks in the terrorist financing (TF) and money laundering (ML) sectors. The European Commission report briefly outlined virtual currencies (VCs) and then boldly claimed that “criminal organizations” avoided them due to the “high technology required.” Criminals want to use virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, Monero, or Litecoin—but the currencies are too ... Read More »