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University Of Minnesota Student Arrested For Drug Trafficking

Spencer Nichols, an 18-year-old student at the University of Minnesota was arrested for drug trafficking. According to official documents at the Hennepin County District Court, the 18-year-old faces charges of a first-degree drug sale of 50 or more grams of a narcotic in a 90-day span, as well as a second-degree drug possession. The charges were outlined in a criminal ... Read More »

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Dutch Researcher: 23,000 Webshops Infected With Malware

According to internet security expert Willem de Groot, more than 23,000 merchants in the Netherlands are infected with malware that automatically sends payment details to the hackers. More and more Dutch webshops are infected with malicious software that sends sensitive customer information to foreign cybercriminals. When victims enter their credit card details on malware infected websites, the data is automatically ... Read More »

Major Narcotics Bust In India – 24 Arrested

The narcotics squad of Bengaluru’s crime department arrested two persons on Thursday who are suspected of selling drugs to students in India. Earlier this week, law enforcement authorities in the city detained two other suspects, a catering student and an Austrian national, who also sold illicit substances. The local authorities in Bengaluru conducted a major operation against narcotics dealers. Since ... Read More »

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Bavarian Narcotics Ring Busted

The Bavarian State Criminal Police Office (LKA) and the Landshut Prosecutor’s Office conducted extensive investigations on a German criminal group, suspected of the production, distribution, and sale of new psychoactive substances (NpS). The nationwide investigation started in July 2016. In October, law enforcement authorities arrested a 30-year-old suspect in the district of Landshut. He was accused of the production and ... Read More »

Montpellier: the former banker provided himself with fake notes on the darknet

French Banker Bought Counterfeit Euros From The Dark Web

The financial department of the SRPJ (Regional Judicial Police Service – Service Régional de Police Judiciaire in French) arrested a suspect for buying fake euro notes from the dark net. The defendant, a deputy director of a bank branch, who was currently on leave for training in a pilot school, was arrested at his home in Montpellier. According to police ... Read More »

Alleged Silk Road Admin Plans to Take Case to the Supreme Court

The alleged admin behind the Silk Road forums, Gary Davis, planned another appeal, so to speak, of his Court ordered extradition. John B Peart, Davis’s chief council confirmed that the defense moved to reach the Supreme Court before a small window of time on Irish ground passed. Davis fought the US extradition order since his 2014 arrest on the basis ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup March 12, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments The SEC has rejected the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF The Winklevoss’ quest to launch a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) has been rejected by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In its statement, the agency cited a lack of regulation among bitcoin’s biggest markets, and the risk of fraud. The ... Read More »

Calvados: students deal with more than 10,000 ecstasy seals

French Students Arrested For the Sale Of More Than 10,000 Ecstasy Pills

Two students, Charles Bruyneel, a 22-year-old studying trade negotiations, and Arthur Basset, a 21-year-old on licensing, were arrested for trafficking massive amounts of narcotics in Caen, France. According to police information, on October 6, 2016, a death by overdose led to an investigation resulting in the detention of the two suspects. Law enforcement authorities claim the two accused persons started ... Read More »

“Asia Food” Narcotics Ring Busted In Germany

Law enforcement authorities arrested four persons in Derendorf, a district of Düsseldorf, Germany. The alleged criminals are suspected of running a narcotics ring in an Asia Food shop. According to the investigators, the two main suspects are twins, 33-year-old each, who were renting an Asia Food store in the well-commercialized district of Düsseldorf. They ran the shop since 2013, which ... Read More »

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Deutsche Telekom Responds To The Arrest Of Hacker

On Wednesday Feb 22 2017, law enforcement authorities arrested a 29-year-old British suspect at the Luton airport in London. Some suspect that the man is a hacker known as “BestBuy”, who is responsible for the massive Deutsche Telekom breach. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in Germany announced the arrest of the suspect on Thursday. The 29-year-old is charged with ... Read More »

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German Couple Sentenced For Fraud And Drug Possession

A 21-year-old woman and her partner from Horb am Neckar, Germany were standing trial for committing fraud and drug possession. According to official information from the Horb District Court, the woman created “several fake profiles with false information on a well-known commercial platform” (eBay or Amazon possibly). She also allegedly “hacked PayPal” to prove that she actually paid for her ... Read More »

Fourth PlayPen Moderator Gets 20-Year Sentence For Promoting Child Porn

David Lynn Browning, a 47-year-old moderator of PlayPen, a darknet child pornography distribution marketplace, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for promoting inappropriate and illicit content. Over the past few months, DeepDotWeb have provided extensive coverage on the trials of administrators and moderators of PlayPen. On February 1, in an article entitled “Third Co-Admin of the Child Pornography Site ... Read More »

Fourth PlayPen Moderator Gets 20-Year Sentence For Promoting Child Porn

David Lynn Browning, a 47-year-old moderator of PlayPen, a darknet child pornography distribution marketplace, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for promoting inappropriate and illicit content. Over the past few months, DeepDotWeb have provided extensive coverage on the trials of administrators and moderators of PlayPen. On February 1, in an article entitled “Third Co-Admin of the Child Pornography Site ... Read More »

Is Unsupervised Machine Learning the Next Step in Fighting Fraud?

Once the era of Internet privacy concern set in, hackers and and their adversaries—security researchers—began examining invasion breaches as they occurred. In a very tongue-in-cheek phrase, the “cat and mouse” game showed a serious advantage towards the hackers. Modern technology started changing this for both the threat actor and defensive entity, but upcoming technology may force a role reversal. Antivirus ... Read More »

International Hacker Pleaded Guilty Hacking 13,000 Computers

In Newark, New Jersey, the administrator of two so-called “hacking forums” pleaded guilty to two charges from a six-count indictment. The administrator end International hacker admitted that he committed wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in New Jersey and many known and unknown locations in the United States. The hacker/admin, Sergey Vovnenko, worked with an international criminal investigation from 2010 ... Read More »