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Western societies have recently been highly attentive to a part of the internet known as the darknet during the past few years. While mainstream media has focused on the criminal aspects of these invisible parts of the internet, research, on the other hand, has paid more attention to the darknet technology, known as Tor. A recently published research paper focused ... Read More »

FDA Runs Operation to Takedown Illegal Drug Stores Online

In late October, the United States Food and Drug Administration announced the completion of an operation that targeted more than 400 websites that illegally distributed opioids and other drugs not intended for human consumption. The operation, according to an official announcement, was part of an international investigation into illicit drug sales led by Interpol and involving dozens of supporting agencies ... Read More »

35 arrested in dark web illegal drugs and arms sweep

Over 35 dark web drugs and arms dealers have been arrested in a nation-wide bust by a joint operation between the US Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Secret Service (USSS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Postal Inspection Service (USPIS). This bust was the first nation-wide undercover operation to sweep dark web ... Read More »

US House of Representatives Passes Bill Against Illegal Use of Cryptocurrencies.

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill intended to help prevent the illegal use of cryptocurrencies. The bill is meant to stop the use of cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, monero, dash, and Zcash, in online markets to carry out illegal activities such as drug and sex trafficking. Currently, the biggest dark web marketplaces support the use of more than ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

Baltimore Man Accused of Illegal Dark web Drug Trade

Ryan Farace (34) has been charged for masterminding illegal drug sales on the dark web. According to the indictment, Farace operated drug trades on the online black market for five years and successfully delivered many ordered packages through postal services after customers made payment in Bitcoin. He has been charged with money laundering and illegal drug trafficking. According to a ... Read More »

Man Sentenced for Running an Illegal Bitcoin Exchange

U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes announced that Louis Ong, 37, had been sentenced for effectively laundering millions of dollars in Bitcoin for undercover agents who had indicated their money originated from a successful drug distribution operation. U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik sentenced the man to three years of supervised release, suspended with 20 days in jail and a $1 ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

Sussex Nurse Charged with Illegal Drugs she got off the Dark Web

A Sussex nurse has been charged with the illegal purchase and possession of dark web drugs which she procured and paid for online. Jamie Soteropoulos, a 36-year-old nurse is facing over seven drug charges some of which includes counts of illegal possession of narcotics and misuse of an online communication platform for illegal purposes. According to the investigation, Soteropoulos procured ... Read More »

Illegal guns find way to Canada alongside drugs via dark web

The RCMP has warned about criminals using dark web marketplaces and modern virtual currencies (which are generally hard to track due to the high anonymity offered by the two,) to sell illegal guns and drugs online, shipping them using creative techniques. The warning comes as the Trudeau government in Canada moves with speed to tighten a legal framework over trade ... Read More »

The NSA Helps Norway Conduct Illegal Mass Surveillance

A top secret satellite listening post in Norway that has been, and continues to be, supported by the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) is helping to conduct illegal mass surveillance programs. The Norwegian Intelligence Service constructed the secret satellite surveillance station on an old military base in 2000. The base is known by the codename VICTORY GARDEN, and it ... Read More »

DOJ Introduces Dark Web Team to Fight Illegal Drug Trade

With the rate of dark web usage increasing every now and then, there is serious concern about a strong and concrete plan or solution to put a stop to it. Well, many have tried to do that over the years, with various firms teaming up to fight this dark web battle but to no avail. The numbers still keep racking ... Read More »

Research: 47% Of All Bitcoin Transactions Involves Illegal Trading Mostly On ‘Darkweb’

Talis Putnins and Jonathan Karlsen, Professors at the University of Technology Business School in Sydney, together with Dr. Sean Foley from Sydney University, have been jointly working on a research whose results are shocking. In their yet to be published document ”Sex, Drugs, Darknet and Bitcoins,” the nearly half of all bitcoin transactions involve illegal trading either directly or indirectly ... Read More »

Luxembourg Pedophile Downloaded 3,900 Illegal Pictures

On December 13, a Luxembourg court convicted a 33-year-old man of possession of child pornography and for distribution of child pornography. He had downloaded the illegal pictures and videos from sources on both the clearnet and darknet while going through a so-called “depressive” phase. The investigators focused on episodes in 2012, 2013, and 2015. At a previous hearing, the lead ... Read More »

Man Indicted for Running an Illegal Online Pharmacy

According to Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song, 57-year-old Rashid Mohammad Khan ordered and distributed illegal medications online between March 2015 and January 2017. A four count indictment accuses Khan of participation in a fraudulent drug importation and distribution scheme. While participating with members of the conspiracy, Khan focused on the distribution of specific drugs. Overseas drug distributors, both ... Read More »

Two students of NIT, Warangal busted with Illegal Drugs

The latest result to emerge from the series of events regarding the Hyderabad drug bust is the apprehending of two senior students of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal pursuing Btech. The Task Force officers of Excise and Prohibition on Wednesday raided their hostel room on campus and caught the students who had five blots of LSD (Lysergic acid Diethylamide) ... Read More »