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Russia And US Compete For Czech Extradition Of LinkedIn Hacker

Yevgeny Nikulin a.k.a Peace, a 29-year-old Russian citizen was accused of hacking US social media platforms including LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring. Nikulin was arrested in a Prague hotel’s restaurant on October 5 in a joint action between the FBI and Czech law enforcement authorities. Now, being held in detention in the Czech Republic, both Russia and the US wants the ... Read More »

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Man Who Almost Bought a Shotgun off the Darknet Threatens to Kill Family

The Federal Police (BKA) arrested a 33-year-old man for threatening to kill his family. News reporters were on the scene, surprised to see special forces raiding the family home. But the investigator’s office released details to clear things up. Police previously arrested the suspect for making attempted darknet firearm deals, they said. In late 2016, the BKA made an announcement ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup December 3, 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Unioin launches mobile wallet app for iOS and Android The famed Indian bitcoin exchange Unocoin has launched a mobile wallet app for iOS and Android. According to a statement from the co-founder published by CoinDesk, there are more than 300 million people accessing the internet through their mobile devices ... Read More »

Irish Darknet Drug Dealers Reassured of Receiving a Long Sentence in January

The three Irishmen who were charged for selling drugs on the Darknet have been assured they will receive lengthy jail sentences for their crimes. Richard Sinclair of Coleraine, Kyle Hall of Belfast, and Stephen Rodgers of Carrickfergus were all arrested and charged for selling drugs using the Darknet. Sinclair allegedly used his bedroom computer to order drugs from Holland, and ... Read More »

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Darknet Child Porn Investigator: The US Identifies 250 Pedophiles Daily

The Chief of Criminal Investigation in Bremerhaven spoke to a reporter about the intricate difficulties of her job. Her job, Karina Görs said, was hunting down pedophiles on the internet. She specifically focused on tracking pedophiles on the darknet. She told Nord 24 (North 24) that on a daily basis she sifted through hundreds of pictures and videos. The content ... Read More »

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New Zealand Customs Report Reveals Record High Drug Seizures

C. Aliens New Zealand Customs Report Reveals Record High Drug Seizures According to recent reports from New Zealand Customs, drug seizures are at an all time high. The reports covered the first eight months of the year. Thus far, Customs seized 15% more packages than in 2015. Fourfold the number of packages in 2014. The Official Information Act by Customs ... Read More »

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RCMP: China Might Not Help With North America Carfentanil Problem

In August, Canada Border Service announced the seizure of a carfentanil package. Governments worldwide recognized that the hyper-potent, fentanyl fully-synthetic opioid was a considerable threat. The darknet drew media attention as the initial “source” of the chemical. China was then recognized to be the real source. But Canadian officials believe that China may not be easy to work with. “Cocaine ... Read More »

Ex Australian Cop Busted for Selling Stolen Police Identification on Alphabay

Former Australian police officer James Goris was arrested Tuesday morning in correlation with a raid on his home in Castlemaine following a five-month investigation. An investigation into Goris’ online habits started when he was accused of selling fake police, airport, and port authority identification on the Darknet. Police stated that they had fears the documents could be used by anyone ... Read More »

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Darknet Group in India Arrested for Shipping Xanax to the US

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) busted a group that smuggled Alprazolam from Mumbai to the United States. Customers reportedly ordered via darknet marketplaces. Additionally, call centers were used fronts for the smuggling ring. DRI officers arrested group members after raiding two properties in Mira Road. They found 15,000 assorted drugs and arrested eight suspects. Officers arrested Air Express owner ... Read More »

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Two Germans Arrested for Selling Fake Euros on the Darknet

In November, the Hamburg State Criminal Police (LKA) arrested Peyman F., a 22-year-old counterfeiter. Officers caught the suspect with two packages of fake euro notes. He almost arrived at the post office to ship the packages to darknet buyers. Uwe Kelting, the Hamburg Chief Inspector, said “this was a great success for us.” Investigators discovered fake notes totaling 100,000 euros ... Read More »

The FBI Hacked 8,000 Computers in 120 Countries With a Single Warrant

In August, we wrote about the FBI’s hacking tool that hacked computers in Austria. Throughout 2016, judges made decisions on the validity of the data obtained via the hack. A judge, without jurisdiction, allowed the FBI to hack 1000 computers. Now, court documents from a recent trial revealed that 8,000 computers got hacked. According to the recent transcript, the FBI ... Read More »

Belgian Authorities Did Not Find Nuclear Power Plant’s Plans On Dark Web

Last month, Belgian newspaper Sudpresse reported that they found plans for the Tihange nuclear power plant on the dark web. Now, Belgian authorities say that they couldn’t find any information regarding the nuclear power plant on the dark net. “Neither the security services or a private company could find the documents on the dark net relating to a Belgian nuclear ... Read More »

Ethiopian Smuggling Ring Busted In Italy

An Ethiopian narcotics smuggling ring was busted by the Guardia di Finanza (GDF – Financial Guard). It resulted in 16 arrests and the seizure of nearly 1.4 tons of drugs. The gang made about 100 routes from Ethiopia, the main target being Rome. In the Italian capital, law enforcement authorities caught a man with 1,300 pounds (590 kilograms) of narcotics ... Read More »

Pharmacy Student Arrested In Vienna For Selling Narcotics on the Dark Web

A 19-year-old German was arrested in Vienna for selling narcotics on the dark web. Police information says the pharmacy student was a dark net vendor who sold LSD, magic mushrooms, cannabis seeds, codeine and other prescription drugs originating from Germany, Spain, and Russia to his customers. Austrian law enforcement authorities arrested the student on November 8. Officials say he operated ... Read More »