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DHS Warns Corporations Are Being Targeted on the Darknet

In a new alert issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the agency is warning that corporate applications are being targeted by hackers using the darknet. The DHS issued the alert based on information it had received in a report from the cybersecurity and digital risk management firms Digital Shadows and Onapsis. Their report claims that Enterprise ... Read More »

Utah Teenager Allegedly Ordered Ecstasy and U4 from the Darknet

In July, the Summit County Attorney’s Office issued a press release warning citizens that Customs had intercepted packages of ecstasy and U-47700 ordered by an individual living in Park City, Utah. The notice advised parents to speak with their children about the drugs and to watch out for suspicious packages. Two weeks after the announcement, Summit County law enforcement revealed ... Read More »

Cop Gets Probation in Child Abuse Case Linked to Darknet Forum

Homeland Security Investigations, Interpol, and the Colorado Internet Crimes against Children Task Force conducted an investigation into a former El Paso County sheriff’s deputy who had sexually assaulted a child, taken pictures of the abuse, and described the sexual assault on a darknet child abuse forum. The case has drawn attention from the media due, in part, to the convicted ... Read More »

Russian FreeHacks Forum on the Darknet

The darknet to some people is almost synonymous with all things illegal. Nothing could be more misrepresented, however. While indeed it helps aid anonymous engagements, assuring users of freedom and security to exercise all that pertains to them away from observation, the darknet has been grossly defined by negatively by government agencies and the like. The core intent of the ... Read More »

US Military Data Offered on Darknet

At the beginning of last month, the darknet had its first in military data offering. In a bizarre sale of hacked military documents, a cyber-security monitoring network, Recorded Future, chanced on what could prove vulnerabilities in military devices. In a strange twist, the hacker offered the data for a measly $100 – $150. The Inskit Group from Recorded Future monitors ... Read More »

Bus Driver Caught Sharing Videos on Darknet Child Abuse Sites

A lengthy RCMP investigation culminated in the arrest of a 31-year-old man who had been uploading pictures and videos of children to former darknet child abuse forums such as “Childs Play” and “MagicKingdom.” The man evaded the public and international law enforcement agents for a significant stretch of time and even now only law enforcement, court officials, and some of ... Read More »

Germany: Police Arrest 28 Darknet Drug Buyers in Single Operation

Although the raids and arrests on July 25 only lasted a few hours, the investigation of dozens of darknet drug buyers began in late 2017, German customs (Zoll) said in a press release following the arrest of nearly 30 suspects only hours after the raids. The Zoll investigation culminated in a multi-agency raid in Neubiberg, Ottobrunn, Neuried, and Munich. More ... Read More »

Sentence Cut in Half for Darknet Vendor After Rehab Proposal

Only days after receiving a prison sentence of almost 10 years for running a darknet drug distribution operation, Rhett D. learned that a judge had seriously considered his request for drug and alcohol rehabilitation. As a result of that serious consideration, the convicted vendor will have the opportunity to leave prison completing his sentence. Rhett D., known only as the ... Read More »

US Navy Commander Admitted Selling MDMA on the Darknet

According to recently unsealed court documents and a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of California, a Navy veteran pleaded guilty to trafficking controlled substances through the darknet. Court documents revealed that the 23-year veteran had been importing various illegal substances and reselling them on Alphabay, Dream Market, Hansa Market, and other darknet marketplaces. ... Read More »

Dentist Arrested for Trading Drugs on the Darknet

DIICOT agents arrested a Romanian dentist who traded multiple high risk narcotics on the deep web. The medical practitioner ordered the drugs from the Darknet and was able to acquire more than a thousand tablets of ecstasy and about a kilo of amphetamine. He supplied the drugs to his customers in the country’s Neamt County. Andrei Minea also known as ... 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 »

Austrian Dealers Admit Ordering Amphetamine on the Darknet

In a recent article, DeepDotWeb covered the arrest of two drug dealers from Salzburg responsible for the distribution of kilograms of various drugs throughout Salzburg. According to the arrest reports, the duo had been buying large quantities of drugs on the darknet and reselling the drugs to local distributors and smaller buyers. After Customs in Frankfurt, Germany, intercepted several packages ... Read More »

Two Parma Men Arrested and Face Charges in Nationwide Darknet Drug Raid

Two Parma men, Nicholas J. Powell, 32, and Michael Gonzales 27, have been arrested for running an illegal online drug trade. They were arrested with other drug vendors in a recent nationwide darknet drug raid by the US authorities. In a statement released by the Department of Justice, the duo illegally distributed drugs on the darknet marketplace and found ways ... 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 »

Man buys drugs from darknet using company funds

A director of a climbing gym in Brest, France, found himself on the wrong side of the law when he used the company’s credit card to purchase drugs from the darknet. The unnamed man is reported to have spent company funds on drugs between May 2016 and July 2017. The director was due for retirement and had filed all the ... Read More »