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Authorities Recover $28,000 in a Criminals Dark Web Phishing Scam

TUCSON, AZ – Authorities from Special financial Investigation recovered $28,000 in a criminal dark web phishing scam, funds stolen from a Tucson woman. According to Mark Brnovich, the Attorney General in Arizona, his office committed to the fight against dark web cybercrimes and fraud currently is increasing the work involved. ““My Office organized a team of cybercrime professionals who joined ... Read More »

Mississippi Man Admits Importing Synthetic Cannabinoids to Resell Locally

A Mississippi man pleaded guilty on October 17 to importing the synthetic cannabinoid AB-PINACA and possessing firearms in furtherance of a felony drug trafficking crime, according an announcement from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern Mississippi region. The man had been ordering cannabinoids from a supplier on the internet, preparing them for distribution, and then selling them out ... Read More »

Alleged Admin of a Child Abuse Forum on the Darkweb Arrested in France

A joint operation between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Europol, and other international law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of a man living in France who had been operating a child abuse forum on the darkweb, a prosecutor in France confirmed. Prior to the investigation conducted by international law enforcement agencies, the man had been living a quiet life ... Read More »

ANALYSIS OF THE REPORT ON FENTANYL DISTRIBUTION IN THE US

At the start of the month, a report was issued by Mathew C. Allen, the Assistant Director of Domestic Operations, Homeland Security Investigations. The report was given before the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. The main agenda was to inform the officials on the measures that were being taken to combat the smuggling of illegal Fentanyl from ... Read More »

Darkweb Drug Dealer Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Germany

No less than one week ago after being found guilty of operating a successful darkweb drug trafficking operation, a 33-year-old from the district of Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen in Bavaria was sentenced to eight years in prison during a sentencing hearing at the Ansbach District Court. Over the course of roughly one year, the convicted drug dealer sold more than 30 kilograms of ... Read More »

Judge Acquitted Teen Who Admitted Buying Fake Euros on the Darkweb

In a hearing at the Waiblinger District Court, a judge acquitted two young men who had been accused of purchasing counterfeit euro notes on the darkweb and using them throughout Germany. Even though one of the suspects admitted purchasing counterfeit eyes with Bitcoin, a conviction would have hindered a parallel investigation into the source of counterfeit euros in Stuttgart, the ... Read More »

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Fresno suspects pleads guilty to firearms charges and money laundering.

Two Fresno men have pleaded guilty to money laundering and firearms offenses. Seven others pleaded guilty of charges that have stemmed from investigations on the multi-agency gang. On Monday, a 31-year-old man, Vonshay Robinson, pleaded guilty to the conspiracy of trafficking firearms as announced by McGregor W. Scott, the United States Attorney. According to the documents in court that were ... Read More »

Kentucky Among 19 States Whose Data Are Listed On The Dark Web

According to a recent report, Kentucky remains one of the 19 states whose voter records have been displayed on the Dark web forum for sale. Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky Secretary of State has quickly reacted to the incident by partnering with the Department of the Homeland Security and other relevant agencies to investigate the case. In her report, she emphasized ... Read More »

Stanford man jailed for hacking charges

Colton Grubbs, 21, was sentenced up to 30 months by the District Judge Joseph Hood for conspiracy towards unlawful access of computers for criminal behavior. Specifically the charges are conspiracy to conduct money laundering, as well as, the illegal removal of the property to prevent its seizure by the law. Grubbs had admitted previously to marketing, selling and designing a ... Read More »

Charges Dropped Against Teen in Bavarian Ecstasy Trafficking Case

Earlier this year, a Neuburg man was arrested and accused of ordering more than 250 ecstasy pills from a vendor on the darkweb after a package of ecstasy was investigated by German law enforcement. However, the intended recipient denied ordering any drugs. Due to a lack of incriminating evidence, the judge at a recent hearing at Bavarian District Court terminated ... Read More »

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 »