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French Gendarmerie to Use Darknet Search Engine

Imagine the internet without Google? The darknet thrives on being private and anonymous. Over the last decade several search engines have been developed to collect data on the deepweb but they have been majorly unstable and incomplete. They are unable to exhaustively collect data from hidden parts of the internet and reference them. The French Gendarmerie, a military component with ... Read More »

French national behind UK data breach caught in Thailand

The Europol has announced the arrest of a 25 year old French national who was involved in the cyber-attack of several companies in the past few years. The investigation that led to his arrest started last year when a group of hackers known as the “Rex Mundi” were identified to be behind a hacking case that led to the breach ... Read More »

French Customs Accuses Young Mother of Running the “Black Hand” Forum

In a recent statement to the press from a French law enforcement officer, a piece of information about the administrator of the recently seized “Black Hand” forum took the media by surprise. Unlike the deceased administrator of Alphabay, the owners of Hansa, or the ranking Silk Road owners and administrators, the administrator of the Black Hand forum was, behind her ... Read More »

“Black Hand” Darknet Forum Seized by French Authorities

C. Aliens “Black Hand” Darknet Forum Seized by French Authorities Customs in France announced the end of an operation that resulted in the takedown of a French darknet forum known as the “Black Hand.” According to the announcement from the Minister of Public Accounts, the forum—also described as a market—facilitated the trade of drugs, fake identification documents, stole data and ... Read More »

French Drug Dealers Sentenced Following a Vendor Bust in Germany

As part of an investigation that began in January 2017, French police raided the home of suspected darknet drug dealers in the French towns of Grosbliederstroff and Sarreguemines. The investigation began with a German darknet vendor by German authorities. The trail led to a drug reseller in France and a customer of the reseller. The defendants in France have now ... Read More »

French Dark Web Drug Defendant Losses Evidence over Border Inspection

A judge in the Florida federal court has ruled to suppress and hold cyber and electronic evidence in court linked to a criminal case against a French national Vallerius. The suspect is accused of presiding over several dark web illegal drug marketplaces. He reportedly gained entry into the United States last year to attend a beard contest. According to the ... Read More »

French Fraudster Made 400k in Only a “Few Months”

Audincourt: The Montbeliard-Hericourt police arrested a 20-year-old in Doubs, France, for fraud and use of fraudulent documents. Adam, the 20-year-old university student, had allegedly used the darknet to conduct a series of scams. The police accused him of buying identification documents on the darknet and then using the forged documents to open bank accounts and lines of credit. He seemingly ... Read More »

French Dealers Busted After Drug Package Interception

French law enforcement completed the third wave of arrests connected to an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. In Spring 2017, La Poste intercepted packages of drugs that led to the discovery of a drug trafficking network in Gap, a commune in Hautes-Alpes, France. Within the first few months of the investigation, French police forces tracked the packages from a darknet vendor ... Read More »

DEA Arrests French Dream Vendor “OxyMonster”

According to DEA Special Agent Austin Love, probable cause existed to arrest a French citizen who has travelled to the United States to compete in a beard contest. The suspect, 38-year-old Gal Vallerius had landed at the Atlanta International Airport when law enforcement agents conducted a border search of Vallerius’s laptop. His laptop contained a private PGP key that belonged ... Read More »

French Fraudster Arrested After Carding UN Official

A 23-year-old man of Avignon, Vaucluse, France was arrested by law enforcement authorities for carrying out a fraud operation on the dark web, in which he used the financial information, such as the credit cards and banking details, of the victims to order products with a mysterious partner. The 23-year-old was arrested on the afternoon of June 20 in Montfavet, ... Read More »

Counterfeit Euro Buyer From Réunion Arrested In Joint Austrian And French Investigation

After Austrian law enforcement authorities dismantled a gang selling high-quality counterfeit euros on the dark web, a man from Saint-Paul, Réunion was arrested for buying multiple fake euro bills from the criminal gang. The defendant is also suspected of selling some of the notes to local customers for a profit. Réunion is an island and region of France located in ... Read More »

Calvados: students deal with more than 10,000 ecstasy seals

French Arrested After Customs Intercepted A Package Containing Ecstasy

A few days ago, law enforcement authorities arrested a young man from Nantes, France for ordering ecstasy pills from the Netherlands. According to the French news outlet 20minutes.fr, a young man in his twenties was detained on May 26 after customs intercepted a package containing ecstasy pills arriving from the Netherlands. The prosecution considers charging the suspect with the importation ... Read More »

French Police Seized Tor Relays in WannaCry Investigation

On March 17, news outlets reported the sudden absence of several French Tor relays. Further data revealed that law enforcement agencies in France seized the the relays in connection with the investigation into WannaCrypt. WannaCrypt, the ransomware that struck “more than 200,000 devices worldwide,” used Tor to connect to a C2 server. The Central Office for Combating Crime Related to ... Read More »

French Couple Sentenced For The Resale Of Narcotics

A couple was sentenced in Bethune, France for ordering drugs from the dark web and selling them to local customers. According to the French media outlet lavoixdunord.fr, the trial resulted in tears and sadness on one side, while a big relief on the other side. Since the wife was sentenced to probation, her family was relieved, however, the husband was ... Read More »

French Student Sentenced To Prison For Selling Drugs At The University

Law enforcement authorities in France arrested a university student who is suspected of ordering narcotics from the dark web and selling them locally. According to police information, the 23-year-old computer science student, who was a ”festive consumer”, preferred to use the darknet to purchase the drugs versus shady street deals. Investigators claimed that all kinds of narcotics are sold on ... Read More »