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25.04.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

During the last seven days, the police have arrested darknet traffickers in both Germany and the Netherlands. The USPIS ended the career of two individuals who allegedly played a massive role in the Xanax distribution network, and German authorities ended another child abuse site. Last Defendant has Entered Prison in Alphabay Heroin Case Unlike his accomplice, former darknet vendor Chaudhry ... Read More »

International Darknet Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Prison

According to United States Attorney Bob Troyer, U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson sentenced 22-year-old Leonardo Cristea to a three year prison sentence for his role in the Italian Mafia Brussels (IMB) drug trafficking operation. After international law enforcement arrested Cristea and nine accomplices in May 2016, Cristea pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy drug importation. Court ... Read More »

Interpol Holds First Darknet and Cryptocurrency Working Group

INTERPOL launched its introductory working group on DarkNet and Cryptocurrencies at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore on April 3. They established that the surge of Altcoins, which projects itself as a substitute for Bitcoin, is very likely to be an imminent menace to law enforcement. In 2015, they held a Darknet training course as part of their ... Read More »

Jeff Session Announces Nationwide Law Enforcement Operation Results Against Darknet Opioid

Although the darknet thrives on anonymity, Law Enforcement officials such as the FBI and the US Postal Inspectors are partly responsible for putting a stop to opioid distribution using the right techniques. Through determination and cooperation, J-CODE-the Joint Criminal Opioid DarkNet Enforcement team launched an Operation called “Disarray,” where buyers and sellers of opioids and cocaine were targeted. This four-day ... Read More »

Two Darknet Vendors Busted in the Netherlands

Police in Amsterdam arrested two suspected darknet dealers in Monday, April 9. According to an announcement on politie.nl, the men shipped “thousands” of packages of drugs across the world. The arrests took place not long after Dutch authorities conducted a ‘knock and talk’ operation that resulted in one immediate arrest and numerous candidates for a future arrest spree. Many of ... Read More »

19.04.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Throughout the week, an unusually high number of darknet market vendors landed in police custody or faced a judge for sentencing. The cases revealed that United States law enforcement has been targeting opioid dealers for, in since cases, years. And in Austria, amphetamine redistributors keep getting caught via ‘return to sender’ packages. Before are some cases DeepDotWeb covered this week. ... Read More »

Darknet Glock Vendor Gets 33 Months in Prison

Almost one year ago, Gerren Johnson and William Jackson were arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker on federal firearm trafficking charges. Both men had used Blackmarket Reloaded (BMR) to sell Glocks and other weapons to buyers across the globe. In April 2018, at a U.S. District Court in Georgia, Johnson received a 33 month prison sentence in exchange ... Read More »

Three Austrians Charged for Darknet Distribution

In late 2017, the Salzburg National Police Directorate (LPD) raided the home of a suspected darknet drug dealer. The suspect is a 26-year-old from the Pongau district of Salzburg, Austria. Authorities accused him of buying drugs on the darknet to use and to resell. The investigation, they revealed, found that the suspected vendor had used the darknet to sell drugs ... Read More »

Gun Collector Arrested for Buying Pistols on the Darknet

A joint press release from the Central Office of Cybercrime in Bavaria and the Customs Investigation Office in Frankfurt revealed that German authorities caught a 54-year-old who had been buying firearms from vendors on the darknet. The operation that led to the man’s arrest was a continuation of German law enforcement’s extensive investigation into darknet gun vendors who surfaced after ... Read More »

11.04.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Model ‘Periodically’ Used Ketamine Prior to Alleged Kidnapping Chloe Ayling was the world to think a group of men kidnapped her to auction her off through a human trafficking group on the darknet. But over time, her story grew less and less believable. At the recent hearing for one of the men she claimed had kidnapped her, another piece of ... Read More »

Crystal Meth

Crime Stoppers Focuses on Darknet to Launch Crystal meth Campaign

In response to drug abuse data released in Port Augusta, crime stoppers have decided to go all out to launch a campaign against it. The campaign aims to block the flow of ice into the country with much focus on the Darknet. Crime Stoppers recently launched a similar campaign which sought to do three things: Make the call, cut the ... Read More »

Darknet Bust Leads to Portugal’s First Bitcoin Seizure

In Atouguia da Baleia, a judge sentenced a couple from Poland to prison for selling narcotics on the darknet. The husband received a seven year prison sentence and the wife received a sentence of only five and a half years. The Judicial Police seized the couple’s cryptocurrency earnings and, in doing so, made the first Bitcoin seizure in Portugal. Grezegorz, ... Read More »

Swedish Darknet Vendor Appeals Prison Sentence

In 2014, international law enforcement conducted an operation targeting darknet drug markets and similarly illicit hidden services. They seized at least 414 .onion sites. Many sites resurfaced under new branding. A Swedish darknet market-forum hybrid was among those seized during Operation Onymous that rebranded after the disruption. After tracking a group of drug traffickers from the first shop to the ... Read More »

TLS Cert

Darknet Vendors Sell Counterfeit TLS Certificates

Symantec declared in August last year that it was offering its digital security certificate business to DigiCert. In any case, this was after a long battle with Google, which claimed that loose security controls at Symantec enabled bad actors to purchase TLS certificates. These certificates, for use with Transport Layer Security, give verification and data encryption between servers. Moreover, counterfeit ... Read More »

61st UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Darknet

61st UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Darknet

The CND for “Commission on narcotic drugs” also known as the 61st Commission on Narcotic Drugs met from 12 to 16 March in Vienna (Austria). Present at the meeting were: Head of Advocacy and Claims; Enzo Poultreniez (AIDES activists), Human Rights Project Coordinator; Nicolas Denis and two African partners in the Human Rights Project thus, Alain Kra (Africa Coordinator of ... Read More »