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Lithuanian Court gives Green Light for Man to be extradited to the U.S. in Phishing Case

A local court in Vilnius, Lithuania on Monday approved for a businessman suspected of defrauding more than $100 million out of two major multinational tech companies, Google and Facebook in a cyber crime case to be extradited to the United States. Although the U.S. indictment failed to mention the names of the companies, Snieguole Uzdanaviciene, Rimasauskas’ attorney, said the firms ... Read More »

Berlin Police Arrested Two Suspects For Selling Kamagra Pills

German authorities arrested a couple for selling potency pills on the dark web. The local media reported two arrests in the case, however, the prosecutor’s office in Bremen suspects that two further persons were involved in the sale of the illegal substances. On August 9, law enforcement authorities raided an apartment in Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany. The operation took place on ... Read More »

UK Police Fail to Identify Bitcoin, Research Group Claims

The N8 Policing Research Partnership, in early August, published a report that called for an increased law enforcement involvement in bitcoin seizures. The research group, hereinafter “N8,” proposed that UK police needed cryptocurrency training for several reasons. The most significant, they explained, involved the role Bitcoin had on modern criminal activity. According to their report, Bitcoin had become the most ... Read More »

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Dutch Man Fined For Selling Hacked Netflix And Spotify Accounts

A copyright watchdog in the Netherlands discovered that a Dutch man was selling stolen streaming accounts on the internet. The suspect agreed to pay a fine to the company. Local news outlets reported that the man acquired the stolen accounts from the dark web. According to the Dutch news publication destentor.nl, the 26-year-old suspect of Zwolse, Overijssel, the Netherlands created ... Read More »

Hotspot Shield VPN Accused of Selling Customer Data to Advertisers

Hotspot Shield, one of the largest Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers, has been accused of selling their customer’s private information to online advertisers. The Center for Democracy & Technology recently submitted an official complaint to the United States Federal Trade Commission in which they allege that Hotspot Shield is guilty of employing unfair and deceptive trade practices. The organization that ... Read More »

Pedophile In Sextortion Case Used The Dark Web To Cover His Activities

Law enforcement authorities, after a 20-months long investigation, discovered that the arrested pedophile, who made threats and sextorted underaged victims on social media, used the darknet to mask his IP address. Federal and local authorities held a joint press conference on August 7 announcing the arrest of a long- searched pedophile who allegedly targeted minors with social media threats and ... Read More »

18-year-old German Tried To Purchase Machine Gun From The Dark Web

A young man was arrested by German law enforcement authorities for attempted purchase of a machine gun from the dark web. When investigators searched his apartment, they discovered multiple pieces of counterfeit 50 euro bills in addition to a considerable amount of narcotics. The defendant is facing serious charges. Recently, the police and the public prosecutor announced the arrest of ... Read More »

Swiss Authorities Arrest Three Dream Market Drug Vendors

Recently, Swiss authorities announced that they had identified and arrested three persons who were allegedly selling drugs on the dark web. Law enforcement reported that they had “blocked” the accounts of the suspects. The image the police provided to the announcement is from the Dream Market, where, earlier on, it was reported that some of the vendor accounts were compromised ... Read More »

Interpol Teams up with cyber security firm to combat cyber threats

The International Police Organization more commonly known as Interpol announced on August 7th that it had signed an agreement with cyber security company Palo Alto Networks for data exchange as they look to boost ways to combat online crime. Palo Alto Networks happens to be the first cyber security company to sign a Data Exchange Agreement (DEA) with INTERPOL according ... Read More »

13 drug traffickers arrested by New Zealand police for importing drugs through Darknet

The New Zealand authorities undertook a six month operation arresting 13 and seizing drugs suspected to have been ordered through the Darknet marketplace. The passion to completely uproot the drug supply in the country brought a number of agencies together in a six-month operation. The Waitemata Police Tactical Crime Team and the Custom sought to bust class A and class ... Read More »

The model kidnapped and auctioned speaks up

A 20-year-old British model, Chloe Ayling was kidnapped and then auctioned on a sex market on the Darknet. This has made the Darknet marketplace a more dangerous place as it goes beyond the sales of drugs and weapons. In defense to this act, a man was sentenced to death over a child sex case in the Philippines. The last time ... Read More »

Suspect linked to Bomb Threats offered Services on Dark Web

Reports coming from the U.S authorities have revealed that an American-Israeli teenager charged with making bomb threats to Jewish community centers as well as schools over the United States advertised his services on an online darknet marketplace which is no more and may even have had a customer. He was accused of a swell of bomb threats against over dozens ... Read More »

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Pennsylvania Grand Jury Indicts an Alphabay Carfentanil Vendor

A grand jury indictment from August 1 accused an Alphabay vendor of conspiracy to distribute two drugs, along with the distribution of another three. The vendor, a Florida resident known as “Gman19635” on Alphabay and Robert M. Gilner by the United States government, faces a maximum sentence of a lifetime in prison, and a mandatory minimum based on his priors ... Read More »