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Colorado Man Arrested for Buying Drugs on the Darkweb to Sell Locally

A Colorado man has allegedly been buying dozens of different types of drugs from darkweb marketplaces and reselling the drugs to local customers, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by a local news outlet. Federal law enforcement officers and state police arrested the man on October 16 for committing at least 12 drug crimes. James Daniel Kavanagh, a 50-year-old from ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – 29.10.2018

Bitcoin price has been rather stable during the past week, as it ranged between $6,500 and $6,600 during most of the week’s trading sessions. Over the past 4 days, Bitcoin price surged by around 1%. A week high of $6,626 was scored last Wednesday, and a week low of $6,462 was recorded last Thursday. Even though last week’s charts showed ... Read More »

Two Men Plead Guilty to Dark Web weapons Purchase Attempt

Two men from Co Antrim pleaded guilty to conspiring to order firearms from an undisclosed dark web marketplace. The two were arrested in February 2017, after they attempted to obtain two handguns; a Glock 17 and a Glock. According to a police statement, the two were procuring the weapons for another individual whose name they did not disclose. Darren Bennett, ... Read More »

Playpen Member Sentenced to Prison, Plans to Appeal with a “Brain Scan”

An Ohio man was sentenced to federal prison for almost 20 years for downloading close to 900 pictures from the darkweb child abuse forum “Playpen.” The man was caught during the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into members of the forum in 2014 and 2015. Despite the evidence produced by prosecutors, the man’s family, friends, and girlfriend have argued that ... Read More »

India: DSPs Undergo Training to Enhance Skills on Cybercrime and Dark Web Crackdown

Over 90 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) and forensic branch officials across all major cities in India, have successfully undergone a five-day special training. This is to improve their skills and professional efficiency in solving emerging crimes related to developing technology such as cybercrimes, dark web, and virtual currencies. Speaking on Friday at a concluding party of the intensive training ... Read More »

German Couple Accused of Selling Ecstasy and Cocaine on the Darkweb

A 33-year-old living in Bavaria sold a massive amount of amphetamine, hashish, LSD, and ecstasy pills through a darkweb marketplace, the Ansbach Public Prosecutor said during a recent hearing. The man, known to the public as “Holger K.,” faces drug trafficking charges listed in an indictment that consisted of four pages worth of drug crimes. His wife has also been ... Read More »

Darkweb Drug Trafficker Helped Police Catch Three Co-Conspirators in Germany

In August 2018, a judge at the Regional Court in Münster sentenced a 47-year-old man from Enschede to 45 months in prison for drug crimes connected to a darkweb vendor named “Johnny Cash.” The drug dealer negotiated the relatively short sentence by providing the police with information on his co-conspirators and customers. Less than one month after the drug trafficker’s ... Read More »

Trial Begins for Men Accused of Buying Glocks from a Cop on the Darkweb

The trial for two Co Antrim men accused of attempting to purchase a Glock on the darkweb began in October at Belfast Crown Court. At the first appearance, the court heard how both suspects had interacted with an undercover police officer and discussed their plans over WhatsApp before getting arrested during the “gun deal.” The Police Service of Northern Ireland ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – 24.10.2018

Bitcoin price has hit a high of $7,788 last week , recording gain of around $1,400 within less than a couple of hours last week. Even though this price level has not been scored since last August, the market’s bulls did not manage to keep it above $7,000 for long. However, a new rising upwards trend began to become apparent ... Read More »

Two Indicted for Selling Cocaine and Marijuana on Dream Market

Two California men have been selling cocaine and marijuana through several accounts on at least one darkweb marketplace, according to information revealed in an eleven-count indictment returned in October. The suspected darkweb drug dealers were targeted by the Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force as part of an ongoing investigation into online drug trafficking. Eddy Steven Sandoval Lopez, age ... Read More »

Alleged Swedish Drug Market Admin Busted in Sweden

According to officials from Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized Crime, law enforcement in Sweden arrested a man on drug charges who had allegedly had been working as the administrator of the Swedish darkweb drug market Flugsvamp 2.0. In an interview with a Swedish news outlet, a government official speaking on behalf Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized ... Read More »

Hacker gets a 14-year prison sentence for creating Scan4You

A 37-year-old man has been given a 14-year prison sentence for developing and running a scam service called Scan4You, which aids in malware attacks and other cybercrimes. The culprit, Ruslan Bondars, a Latvian citizen, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in ... Read More »

Student Bought Pistol Plus Ammunition Via Darknet

The glimpse of weapon brandishing and pro-ammunition laws in one country can delude the youth to think that it is the new world-order. For Assan Hussain, a 23 year Wolverhampton University undergraduate, he was apprehended and sentenced to serve jail time for trying to acquire ammunition from the dark web. The photos presented in the court revealed Assan and some ... Read More »