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Dark Net Crime In Increase: Interview With Austrian Chief Inspector

There have been numerous dark net-related prosecutions in Europe in the past few months. The first country to wage a war against dark web criminals was Germany, where the government decided to provide more manpower to eliminate all kinds of illegal dark net activity. The Germans started focusing on the dark web shortly after the Münich shooting, which happened on ... Read More »

TheDealersChoice, a client-side, encrypted Dark Net market

Exit scams are one of the worse problems for any honest deep web user. Even though escrow mechanisms can be employed to protect both the buyer and the seller, these are often centralized and even if they are not they require an arbitrator to determine who wins a dispute. This, along with the prospect of L.E discovering any relevant information ... Read More »

Torrenting on the Dark Net

Torrenting on the Clear Net can be very unsafe as your IP Address will be visible to other peers. Moreover, your ISP can track your history. Never fear, one can also torrent on the Dark Net. There are 2 main options for torrenting on the Dark Net. One can either use TOR or I2P. Each service has different advantages and ... Read More »

Crystal Meth

22-year-old German Bought Ingredients To Set Up Dark Net Store

A 22-year-old casual worker from Kumhausen, Germany bought ingredients to make narcotics and set up a vendor shop on the dark web. For his actions, he has been sentenced to 21 months in juvenile prison. According to official court documents, the casual worker was on the drug scene since he was 16 years old. He dropped out of high school ... Read More »

Counterfeit Euros Is The New Trend Among Dark Net Criminals

Christmas and the holidays are near and e-commerce sales are booming. So too is the dark web where, according to a report by German newspaper volksfreund.de, criminals are buying progressively more counterfeit Euros. They say this is the reason why there’s plenty of fake Euro bills in the Rhineland-Palatinate region. There’s a recent story about Markus Reis, the owner of ... Read More »

German Justice Minister Wants Stricter Laws For Illegal Dark Net Activity

Justice Minister Thomas Kutschaty from the Social Democratic Party (SPD) said on Wednesday that Germany needs stricter laws for illegal dark web activity. In the government’s fight against weapon and drug sales on the dark net they need “laws that make every attempt to trade prohibited goods on the internet punishable”, he said in North Rhine-Westphalia on November 16. According ... Read More »

300 New Zealanders Identified In Global Dark Net Crackdown

About 300 persons from New Zealand were identified by law enforcement authorities during a global police action called Operation Hyperion. The worldwide action took place between October 22 and 28. This was a “coordinated effort” to bust persons globally who are involved in illegal drugs trade on the dark web. Police and customs focused in the country prioritized screening for ... Read More »

Victoria University Student Charged For Running Dark Net Market

During a global law enforcement crackdown, a 22-year-old man was charged for running a market website on the dark web. According to the police, Victoria University students set up the site to trade drugs. The action was performed during a global law enforcement sting called Operation Hyperion. Police arrested six persons so far and sent 66 formal warnings. The 22-year-old ... Read More »

Dark Net Vendor In Torhout Arrested

Stijn V., a 25-year-old from Torhout, Belgium, was arrested for allegedly selling chemical drugs on a dark net market. Four of his partners were also busted who are risking lighter prison sentences. According to official court documents, Stijn V. accepted payments in bitcoins. Law enforcement authorities were alerted by his activities when an undercover police officer ordered a parcel from ... Read More »

First Ever Dark Net Case In South Korea

Jeong, a 27-year-old man, was arrested by South Korean authorities for trafficking and distributing drugs. He bought illegal substances from dark net marketplaces and resold them to international students. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, this is the first time in South Korean history when somebody was caught with dark web related drug offenses. Jeong was arrested by law ... Read More »

BKA Chief: Organized Crime Shifted Actions To The Dark Net

Organized criminal groups in Germany has started to increase their actions on the darknet, BKA (Federal Criminal Police Office – Bundeskriminalamt in German) Chief Holger Münch said at a joint presentation with Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière in Wiesbaden. “Terrorists may get no opportunity to pursue their dangerous ideology,” Münch said. “We must take every opportunity to obtain evidence also ... Read More »

Lubbock Man Bought Cocaine From Dark Net And Resold It

Benjamin Bricker, a 26-year-old man from Lubbock, was arrested for allegedly buying cocaine from a dark net market, cutting it and reselling it in Hub City. He was charged with a first-degree felony count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams. If proven guilty, this can result in five to 99 years of ... Read More »

Irish Dark Net Drug Dealer Requests Shorter Sentence for His Cooperation

Neil Mannion, the mastermind who ran an international drug business on the dark net was sentenced to six-and-a-half years. His Partner, Richard O’ Connor received a three-year sentence. Mannion, of Mount Drummond Avenue in Dublin, Ireland is now requesting for a shorter sentence due to the fact that he worked with law enforcement, and helped them learn about how criminals ... Read More »