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Europol’s Crack Down on Dark Web Counterfeit Money Business Leads to Arrests

During late November this year, 12 people were arrested as a result of a Europol collaboration with law enforcement authorities from 26 counties. This joint sting was aimed at criminals buying and selling counterfeit euro banknotes on many dark web marketplaces. The task, which began from November 19 to December 6 this year, also saw the Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated ... Read More »

Undocumented Romanian National Pleads Guilty to Dark Web Credit Card Fraud

The United States of America’s Department of Justice has charged an undocumented Romanian with committing cyber fraud at an ATM around the Memphis and Germantown area. This was confirmed by United States Attorney Michael Dunavant, who in charge of the Western District of Tennessee. The suspect, identified as Cristian Balazs-Andras, 24, was first arrested by law enforcement at Tennessee Bank ... Read More »

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Convicted Dark Web Drug Trafficker to Pay 300,000 euros to the State

A Utrecht young man convicted by a Netherlands court for conducting an international dark web drug trafficking ring online and for money laundering through virtual currencies will have to pay 300k to the state. Apart from sentencing, the court has ordered that the defendant pay at least 300,000 euros to the country after determining the turnover of his illegal business. ... Read More »

Brooklyn Woman Sentenced for Dark Web Identity Theft and Fraud Conspiracy Charges

A 26-year-old woman from Brooklyn, New York, identified as Armelle Chester, was convicted in a federal court for being part of a cyber-gang alleged to have committed mail and wire fraud. She was also found guilty of committing aggravated identity theft. This was announced by the United States Attorney, Scott W. Murray, who confirmed the case involving the woman. According ... Read More »

A Team of IT Experts Join the Dutch Police to Fight Dark Web

The Dutch law enforcement unit mandated to fight cyber-crimes has announced that it has recruited 14 volunteers comprised of IT experts in order to strengthen the fight against dark web crime. This was reported by a Dutch police official who said that they are working hard to counter the dark forces emanating from the darknet at large. According to the ... Read More »

Two Men Sentenced by Valais Court for Drugs Bought on Dark Web and Delivered by Mail

The decision by the Valais court to sentence two men has left the underground web exposed for its illegal activities. Communication and purchase of illegal goods and services through dark web marketplaces could be the smartest way criminals use to avoid being tracked by law enforcement agencies. The 20-year-old man was sentenced to 80 days imprisonment and a fine of ... Read More »

Police Bust a Man Who Buys Drugs from the Dark Web

Law enforcement from Holbeach arrested a 32- year-old man identified as Peter Buchanan for a number of charges against him. The suspect is said to have been using dark web markets to buy illegal drugs like cannabis. However, the police are not certain if they were later distributed to other people for use. The suspect would not have been arrested ... Read More »

Parma Resident Charged with Selling Xanax, Marijuana on Dark Web

Two men from Cleveland, Ohio have been charged with possession, conspiracy, and intent to distribute illegal drugs through darknet markets. Nicholas Powell, 32, and Michael Gonzalez, 27, were both arrested in June and presented in court, charged by the Office of the Attorney for Northern District of Ohio. The pair carried out their operations in Parma City; later, Powell moved ... Read More »

Dark Web Credit Card Cloners Steal Thousands from Behind Bars

In a sting multi-agency operation headed by the Federal Burial of Investigation, a prolific credit card scammer who had siphoned thousands of dollars cash was uncovered. The scammer is reported to have perpetrated his heinous acts while he was behind bars. According to the Fed reports, the suspect is now serving a much lengthier sentence on top of what he ... 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 »

North Carolina Man Admits Ordering Radioactive Material on the Dark Web

A North Carolina man admitted to ordering a radioactive substance from an undercover federal agent on the dark web, a recent statement from a United States Attorney revealed. The plea deal revealed that the defendant had planned to kill someone with the radioactive substance. Bryant Budi, 27, admitted in a plea agreement that he had attempted to possess a radioactive ... Read More »

Geretsrieder Sentenced for Making Counterfeit Money and Trading Weapons on Dark Web

A Geretsried young man has been sentenced to over four years of imprisonment with two years of drug therapy. He has been charged with making counterfeit money, trading illegal firearms on the dark web, and beating a police officer while reportedly under the influence of drugs. The 26-year-old man from Geretsried Munich, was presented before the judge at Munich II ... Read More »