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Phony Bomb Threat Caller Sold Drugs on the Darknet

In early April, police arrested 19-year-old Michael Kaydar at his home in Ashkelon, Israel. Israel’s Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s’ Court remanded the 19-year-old Israeli-American hacker for the third time in part of a larger investigation. Court advised the man of conducting hundreds of fake bomb threat phone calls to Jewish institutions. The investigation took off once the hacker called Jewish Community ... Read More »

Portugal Notices Increased Darknet Trafficking

The media payed special attention to cybercrime following several key moments throughout world history. The ongoing struggle between Russia and the United States, for instance, placed a spotlight on “election hackers” and hacking in general. With added attention to internet crime came added attention to the darknet. Although the rise of the original Silk Road attracted attention from the media, ... Read More »

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Three Arrested In The Netherlands For Selling Ecstasy On The DarkNet

Law enforcement authorities arrested three men, aged 25, 26 and 47, in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, for allegedly selling large amounts of ecstasy pills on the darknet. On March 30, Dutch authorities detained the three suspects for suspected trafficking in large quantities of drugs, which were sent via the national postal service to abroad countries, including the United States, Belgium, and ... Read More »

Falkengeld-Fraud ends for two Innviertler in custody

Two Austrians Sentenced For Ordering Counterfeit Euro Notes To Finance Their Drug Addictions

Two men from Schärding, Austria and Ried, Austria were sentenced to prison for ordering counterfeit euro bills from the darknet and putting them into circulation to finance their narcotic addiction issues. According to police information, the two suspects, in order to finance their lives, and above it all, their drug addictions at least for a short time, ordered 50 pieces ... Read More »

Update In German Vendor Shop Case: Six Suspects Sentenced To Prison

We have reported earlier that seven suspects who were allegedly running a vendor shop selling narcotics in Germany were standing trial in January. Now, the Duisburg District Court sentenced six defendants to prison and probation sentences. According to the court information, the gang had traded drugs between 2012 and their arrest on February 23, 2016. Police reported that the six ... Read More »

Guilty Pedophile Walks Free After Years of Investigation

Five years after the investigation began, Detective Garda Kieran Murphy received incriminating evidence from the suspect’s computers, he told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. The detective explained that in 2010, Interpol provided the Garda with the information—a mere IP address—of a suspected child pornography viewer. A brief investigation followed wherein investigators discovered that a 37-year-old IT expert downloaded child pornography from ... Read More »

USPS Employee Helped Dealers Ship Cocaine

In July 2016, seven men pleaded guilty violating federal narcotics and money laundering laws. Another man pleaded guilty shortly afterwards as part of the same indictment. That indictment accused former United States postmaster Joseph Borrelli of the same crimes. On April 7, 2017, United States District Judge Arthur Schwab sentenced the ex-USPS employee to four years imprisonment for conspiracy to ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup April 23, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Litecoin to implement Segregated Witness Litecoin’s scaling debate is seemingly coming to an end, as miners and developers reached an agreement over the future of one of the largest cryptocurrencies. The agreement came after an 8-hour long meeting on WeChat between miners and developers. The final decision was to ... Read More »

Teen Skips School for a Darkweb Weapons Deal

A 14-year-old appeared before a judge at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court. He faced the charge of attempting to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life, the arresting officer explained. She, the police officer made the arrest and played the role of an online weapons vendor. The suspect told her that he attempted to purchase the gun for a Jamaican man ... Read More »

Frankfurt Research: Drugs Seized More Frequently At Post Offices Than At Travelers

Officials at the Frankfurt Airport seized more narcotics coming in by mail to post offices and to residential addresses than at the possession of travelers. According to the recent study, at Germany’s largest airport, drugs are found more frequently in the post office of the Frankfurt Airport, and more rarely at travelers. “We have an extreme shift in drug smuggling ... Read More »

Former Customer Of The Narcotics Vendor Shiny Flakes Ordered To Pay Fine

A suspect from Geretsried, Germany, who is believed to be a former customer of the darknet drug vendor Shiny Flakes, was sentenced to pay a fine for ordering narcotics from the dark side of the internet. According to the German news outlet merkur.de, the criminal investigation department frequently succeeds in tracking down darknet vendors and buyers who hide behind the ... Read More »

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British University Lecturer Jailed After Tragic Death Of His Friend

A Nottingham Trent University lecturer was sentenced to prison for organizing a night of alcohol and drugs, which resulted in the death of a friend from his school days. The lecturer purchased the narcotics from the dark web. Dr. Harry Purser, who got a degree from Cambridge University in 2002, is currently listed as a senior lecturer at the School ... Read More »

German Standing Trial For Ordering Three Guns From The Dark Web

A man from Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, Germany is standing trial for attempted purchase of three Glock guns from the dark web, along with growing and possessing large amounts of marijuana. “On a late summer afternoon last year. A man is sitting in a supermarket cafe. He’s waiting. A little later a young guy appears. He raises his hand briefly, reveals himself. The ... Read More »

Investment on Security Firms Rise as Dark Web and Bitcoin Ransomware Cases Increase

Early-stage and state-led investments on cybersecurity firms are increasing exponentially. According to reports from the Big Four accounting firms which include EY, PwC, Deloitte and KPMG, the surge in cybersecurity investments is a direct result of rising cases of ransomware attacks, phishing scams and data thefts. Ransomware attacks and phishing scams are correlated in a sense that they both are ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price analysis April 21 2017

The price of Bitcoin looks ripe for an attempt to break past the all time $1350 high on Western exchanges. In fact, a significant segment of the market is extremely bullish with forecasts as high as $1400, $1600 and even $2000. Since the sharp sell off to $891, after the $1350 pre-ETF announcement high, price has been going up in ... Read More »