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Young German Ordered Weed From Dark Web – Sentenced To Community Work

An 18-year-old from Waldheim, Germany ordered marijuana from the dark web. When his parents found out, they imposed a house arrest on their son. Additionally, the juvenile court sentenced the defendant to community work. According to official court documents, the 18-year-old ordered 120 grams of marijuana from Canada. However, he never received the package since customs intercepted the parcel. When ... Read More »

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German University Student Arrested For Ordering Large Amounts Of Drugs From The Dark Web

Law enforcement authorities arrested an 18-year-old student from Kinzigtal, Germany for purchasing large amounts of narcotics from the dark net for resale purposes. The Offenburg Public Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against the suspect. The accusations include the unauthorized handling of narcotics in “no small amount”. According to the indictment, the defendant, in the spring of 2015, started trafficking with drugs. ... Read More »

New Commission-based Ransomware As A Service Available Free On Dark Web

Recently, researchers have uncovered a new ransomware as a service (RaaS), which would allow free access for wannabe hackers. The Dot ransomware operates on a commission-based strategy, offering cybercriminals free access to the software while splitting the profits 50/50 on successful attacks. Security researchers claim that the new ransomware came out on February 19, and it is available via a ... Read More »

Police Takes Down French Dark Net Website Selling Narcotics

French law enforcement authorities arrested five men, aged between 23 and 59, who are suspected of running a website on the dark web selling different kinds of drugs. The judicial police in Versailles, France detained and placed the five suspects in police custody on Wednesday. The prosecution accused the defendants of setting up and running a website for several months ... Read More »

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Dark Net Trade A New Phenomenon In Polish Counterfeiting Report

Recently, the Police Headquarters, the Polish National Bank, along with the Ministry of Justice conducted a report on the issue of counterfeiting in the European country. The study also mentioned the rising popularity of the dark web counterfeit euro trade. According to the recent report conducted on the year of 2015, the most popular banknotes counterfeiters pressed are 20 and ... Read More »

Swedish Man Produced GHB And Sold It On The Dark Web

A man in his 40s, from Jönköping, Sweden, stood trial before the Jönköping District Court for drug trafficking. Law enforcement authorities arrested the alleged dark net vendor at the end of last year. Now, he is being prosecuted for serious crimes. According to the indictment, the prosecutor submitted to the Jönköping District Court on March 2, the man was arrested ... Read More »

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Six Austrians Bought Counterfeit Notes From The Dark Web – Sentenced To Community Work

On Wednesday, the Wiener Neustadt Regional Court sentenced six young persons, aged between 16 and 20, to community work for buying counterfeit euro notes from the dark web. The prosecutor charged them with counterfeiting, or with the possession and transfer of the banknotes. According to official court documents, the defendants, five men, and a woman, despite their different occupations (students, ... Read More »

Research Claims: The Dark Net Is Less Vulnerable To Hacking Attacks

The dark web is a part of the internet, which provides and maintains anonymity to its users. People can use this privacy to either illegal and legal ways. For example, in countries where freedom of speech is oppressed, or the media is censored, the citizens can use the Tor browser to connect to the dark web and anonymously browse the ... Read More »

German Bought Explosive Materials From Dark Web

On Saturday, a 21-year-old from Mühldorf am Inn, Germany constructed an explosive set in a gravel pit in Gars am Inn. Witnesses heard the detonation and immediately informed law enforcement authorities. Fortunately, no one was injured in the life-threatening incident. The criminal investigation department in Mühldorf started investigating the case. Shortly after the detonation, two vehicles escaped and witnesses informed ... 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 »

German Politician: Crime On The Dark Net Is Growing

German politician Harald Schwartz (CSU – Christian Social Union in Bavaria) visited a local police station in Sulzbach-Rosenberg to discuss important topics, including internet and dark net crime. “In today’s world, crimes do not just take place in a conventional way, especially in the instance of economic crimes and Internet crimes,” this statement was the reason why Schwartz visited the ... Read More »

Dark Net Markets Launching Bug Bounty Programs

Dark web marketplaces are using the same model as legit businesses – they are launching bug bounty programs to protect them against possible hacks. The rewards will make bounty hunters analyze the websites, find security flaws, and earn profits. According to tech magazine CyberScoop, Hansa Market is one of these marketplaces. Hansa, which made about $3 million last year, has ... Read More »

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Dark Net Crime In Increase: Interview With Austrian Chief Inspector

There have been numerous dark net-related prosecutions in Europe in the past few months. The first country to wage a war against dark web criminals was Germany, where the government decided to provide more manpower to eliminate all kinds of illegal dark net activity. The Germans started focusing on the dark web shortly after the Münich shooting, which happened on ... Read More »

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19-year-old German Addict Ordered Narcotics From Dark Web

A 19-year-old from Waakirchen, Germany was sentenced to one week in prison and to four drug screenings for ordering narcotics from the dark net. The accused stood before court on January 18. The charges against him included drug trafficking and money laundering. However, the 19-year-old had his own version ready. According to the public prosecutor, the suspect ordered narcotics from ... Read More »

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Open Source Intelligence OSINT and the Dark Web

The dark web, the part of the deep web which is comprised of a number of darknets (e.g. Tor, Freenet, I2P…etc), provides individuals with an anonymous way to connect to the internet and publish information. Although this anonymous atmosphere is used to facilitate communications for legitimate purposes, it is also exploited for transforming information, services and goods for illegal purposes. ... Read More »