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US Law Enforcement Agencies Say Drug Gangs Are Using China Crypto Channels for Money Laundering

U.S. law enforcement agencies have reported an increasing use of Chinese and Asian cryptocurrencies for money laundering proceeds obtained from drug trafficking in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. This has risen from the estimated U.S. $2 trillion of funds laundered worldwide, of which almost $60 billion is from drug sales in the U.S. only. Most of these drugs are illicit ... Read More »

Lubbock Man Sentenced for Stealing Mail and Selling Personal Details on Dark Web

In Lubbock, Texas, a resident was prosecuted in a federal court of law on December 28 and sentenced to a four-year imprisonment along with an additional three years on probation following the prison sentence. The 31-year-old male named Garrett Austin Malone confessed to the crime of stealing mail in Lubbock and selling the personal information and credit cards obtained from ... Read More »

French Startup Offers Dark Web Compass (Not For Everyone)

The dark web has been gaining popularity among people who desire to hide their identity as they surf through various items and engage in different kinds of business. The ability to safely operate with the help of the TOR browser has allowed the platform to harbor terrorists, murderer-for-hires, and illegal drug dealers. The anonymity offered makes it difficult for law ... Read More »

Two Young Men Arrested for Importing Dark Web Drugs Worth Lakhs

Police in Delhi have arrested two young men for importing illegal drugs worth several lakhs. The two suspects are accused of using the dark web to place online orders of illicit drugs and paying for the orders with virtual currencies. The imported drugs were then delivered through a courier firm. The two young men, who are in their early 20s ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Operation Target Darknet Drug Dealers

New Zealand law enforcement has visited more than eighty properties around the country in a sting operation to flush out people who are using dark web hidden marketplaces to instigate illegal activities. The operation was motivated by the rising number of people using the darknet to purchase deadly drugs, which are sometimes causing overdoses and untimely deaths. According to police ... Read More »

Research: Using the genetic algorithm to generate symmetric keys for cryptography

Cryptography has evolved to become an indispensable tool to protect data shared online. There are currently multiple types of cryptographic approaches used to secure data. Automatic Variable Key (AVK) is one of the most recent cryptographic approaches proposed by researchers. In AVK encryption algorithms, the initial key is distributed via Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA). The genetic algorithm has been recently proposed for ... Read More »

Beijing police speed up cybercrime fight as they crackdown 6600 internet related cases

Following the recent rate of high cybercrime-related cases recorded in China, the Beijing cybercrime department has responded by engaging in a massive crackdown. The Beijing police successfully detained 3,100 cybercrime suspects who were said to have made about $29,000 from their illegal operation. 6,600 internet-related crime crackdowns were recorded in 2018. According to reports, the arrested suspects were in the ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price weekly analysis – 14.1.2019

Last week, bitcoin price went through another downwards dip, after testing the resistance near $4,290.7, which corresponds to the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement. The market’s bulls has been unsuccessful in breaking through this seemingly strong resistance level since late November 2018. The week high was recorded on Tuesday ($4,215), following which price started to drop steadily reaching $3,700 towards the end ... Read More »

Department of Homeland Security Seeks to Develop Tools to Track Privacy Coins Like Monero & Zcash

According to a pre-solicitation notice posted on the United States government’s Federal Business Opportunities web site by the Department of Homeland Security, the federal law enforcement agency is seeking contractors to help them develop tools to enable them to conduct surveillance on privacy coin transactions. The pre-solicitation notice specifically mentions the privacy-centric cryptocurrencies Monero and Zcash. Agencies of the United ... Read More »

Germany in the DeepWeb Admin Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

A German court sentenced the owner of one of most prolific dark web forums in Germany to six years in prison for allowing the sale of firearms on the forum. A judge held him accountable for several homicides and assaults connected to the forum. A 31-year-old from Karlsruhe was identified as the owner of the German dark web forum, “Germany ... Read More »

Judge Allows Ethereum Seizure in “Groundbreaking” Dark Web Case

A court in Ireland ruled that the cryptocurrency seized from a convicted dark web vendor constituted the “proceeds of crime.” The ruling allowed the government to keep the dark web vendor’s cryptocurrency they had seized during a raid in 2014. In late 2014, the gardaí raided the Neil Mannion’s home in Dublin. Investigators had learned that the 37-year-old had been ... Read More »

Nine Dark Web Drug Dealers Arrested for Selling Narcotics with Cryptocurrencies

Nine dark web drug traffickers have been arrested for buying and selling narcotics on a Korean illegal dark web platform using virtual currencies. According to a report released on Sunday by the Seoul Central District Office of Public Prosecutions, the nine suspects are in custody for allegedly trading controlled substances on a hidden online trading platform on the dark web ... Read More »

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Arrested addicted doctor bought cocaine and heroin on dark web

Dr. Torin Finver has been arrested for ordering controlled substances from the dark web. As the addiction recovery program director at the University at Buffalo Medical School and as a specialized doctor in the treatment of substance abuse, Finver’s actions, secretly relying on the anonymity of the dark web to buy drugs and then using the using the drugs himself, ... Read More »

Tulsa food truck owner arrested for buying drugs on dark web

A Tulsa food truck owner is in police custody for allegedly ordering illegal drugs from the dark web and paying with bitcoin. According to the report, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted a package said to contain dangerous drugs. After consulting the appropriate bodies and engaging in effective communication, authorities traced the owner of the package and arrested Jeremy ... Read More »