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Karnataka Forest Department Takes up Measures to Curb Wildlife Cybercrime on the Darknet

The Karnataka Forest Department in India has set up measures to curb the illicit trade in wildlife on the dark web. Various stakeholders such as the TRAFFIC, WWF-India, the Police Radio Training School in Indore (PRTS), and the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) arranged training for all forest workers at the Kali Tiger Reserve in Karnataka. The program was set ... Read More »

A novel cybercrime network mining system for online crime investigations

Cybercriminals extensively exploit the tools provided by the digital revolution as well as various social networks in order to communicate and engage in illegal activities including drug trafficking, hacking, online fraudulence, blackmailing, money laundering, cyberbullying, online predation, and others. To counteract the increased number of cybercriminal activities, studying and analyzing the content of various online criminal communities are of paramount ... Read More »

Beijing police speed up cybercrime fight as they crackdown 6600 internet related cases

Following the recent rate of high cybercrime-related cases recorded in China, the Beijing cybercrime department has responded by engaging in a massive crackdown. The Beijing police successfully detained 3,100 cybercrime suspects who were said to have made about $29,000 from their illegal operation. 6,600 internet-related crime crackdowns were recorded in 2018. According to reports, the arrested suspects were in the ... Read More »

Bavaria Cybercrime Office Obtains Arrest Warrants against Two Dark Web Drug Traffickers

The Bavarian cybercrime central office has obtained and acted on warrants of arrest for two dark web drug traffickers. The two have been accused of illegal importation of large quantities of narcotics purchased on dark web marketplaces as well as possession of controlled substances with the intent to distribute. In an intensive corroborative investigation between foreign authorities, the Attorney General ... Read More »

Three Cybercrime Gang Members Who Used Dark Web Fraud Arrested

Three men were recently arrested in Rochdale, Greater Manchester in England for purchasing crucial personal data on the dark web and later using the data to buy goods valued at over £1 million in local stores. According to the investigators, the cybercriminals have so far made more than 300 of such fraudulent purchases. These crimes date back to 2014 and ... Read More »

Dubai Interpol Summit Major in Darknet Cybercrime Threat Posed.

The topic of the dark web and related crimes was among the issues discussed during the Interpol general meeting which was held in Dubai for the first time. The issue was brought to the table for discussion by the general secretary of organization, Jürgen Stock, who is also a German law enforcement officer. Interpol has been spearheading the fight against ... Read More »

Greek Court Postpones Extradition Appeal of Russian Cybercrime Suspect to France

The Greek court has postponed the hearing of the extradition appeal of a “notorious” cybercrime suspect, Alexandre Vinnik. In the courtroom, Zoe Konstantopoulou, Vinnik’s Attorney demanded that the trial be postponed after six hours of the court hearing. The Athens Bar Association Ruling Defense Council strictly prevents work after 3:00 pm. According to reports, authorities also postponed another session of ... 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 »

2.8.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Bitcoin Trader ‘Bitcoin Maven” Sentenced to Federal Prison A bitcoin trader known on LocalBitcoins.com (LBC) as “Bitcoin Maven” or “bitcoin.maven” was sentenced to one year and one day prison for illegally exchanging and laundering Bitcoin. United States District Judge Manuel L. Real, a California judge, issued the sentence in late July in a California court. Bitcoin Maven aka Theresa Lynn ... Read More »

ORANGE AND EUROPOL SIGN MOU TO COMBAT CYBERCRIME IN EUROPE

As part of their strategy to combat cybercrime in Europe, Steven Wilson, Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with Jean-Luc Moliner, Orange Head of Group Security. The agreement is meant to ensure a smooth running of cyber security and to enhance a safe cyber environment through information sharing. According to Europol, there ... Read More »

21.7.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Supreme Court Refuses to Review Ross Ulbricht’s Case The Supreme Court recently made an unsurprising decision regarding the direction of one of the lengthiest darknet cases to date: they denied Ross Ulbricht’s petition to have the Supreme Court review his case. This decision, while not unexpected, forces Ulbricht’s defense team to find yet another way to get a court to ... Read More »

12.7.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Maryland Man Charged for Selling Counterfeit Xanax on the Darknet A Homeland Security Investigations investigation known as Operation Dark Gold ended with the arrest of 35 individuals suspected of illegal activity connected to the darknet. One suspect, in Maryland man, has been accused of producing counterfeit pills from his home in Baltimore County and selling the counterfeit pills on the ... Read More »

3.7.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

“Black Hand” Darknet Forum Seized by French Authorities French Customs brought down a darknet forum called the “Black Hand,” the Minister of Public Accounts announced in a press release. The forum functioned as a drug market and a fraud market, former users of the forum have revealed. The announcement focused primarily on the market’s fake identification section that allowed fraudsters ... Read More »

25.06.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

“Variety Jones” Arraigned, Pleaded Not Guilty to All Six Charges Variety Jones aka Roger Clark was arraigned before a United States District Judge at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. As expected (for any defendant), Clark pleaded not guilty to the entire indictment. As previously reported, the indictment accuses Clark of a wide variety ... Read More »

18.06.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Silk Road “Right-Hand Man” Extradited to the United States The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York announced the extradition of Roger Clark, the suspected “right-hand man” of the Silk Road marketplace. Previous investigations by prominent darknet researchers identified Clark as the owner of the “Variety Jones,” “Plural of Mongoose,” and “Cimon” accounts on the Silk Road ... Read More »