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Police Takes Down French Dark Net Website Selling Narcotics

French law enforcement authorities arrested five men, aged between 23 and 59, who are suspected of running a website on the dark web selling different kinds of drugs. The judicial police in Versailles, France detained and placed the five suspects in police custody on Wednesday. The prosecution accused the defendants of setting up and running a website for several months ... Read More »

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Dark Net Trade A New Phenomenon In Polish Counterfeiting Report

Recently, the Police Headquarters, the Polish National Bank, along with the Ministry of Justice conducted a report on the issue of counterfeiting in the European country. The study also mentioned the rising popularity of the dark web counterfeit euro trade. According to the recent report conducted on the year of 2015, the most popular banknotes counterfeiters pressed are 20 and ... Read More »

Research Claims: The Dark Net Is Less Vulnerable To Hacking Attacks

The dark web is a part of the internet, which provides and maintains anonymity to its users. People can use this privacy to either illegal and legal ways. For example, in countries where freedom of speech is oppressed, or the media is censored, the citizens can use the Tor browser to connect to the dark web and anonymously browse the ... Read More »

German Politician: Crime On The Dark Net Is Growing

German politician Harald Schwartz (CSU – Christian Social Union in Bavaria) visited a local police station in Sulzbach-Rosenberg to discuss important topics, including internet and dark net crime. “In today’s world, crimes do not just take place in a conventional way, especially in the instance of economic crimes and Internet crimes,” this statement was the reason why Schwartz visited the ... Read More »

Dark Net Markets Launching Bug Bounty Programs

Dark web marketplaces are using the same model as legit businesses – they are launching bug bounty programs to protect them against possible hacks. The rewards will make bounty hunters analyze the websites, find security flaws, and earn profits. According to tech magazine CyberScoop, Hansa Market is one of these marketplaces. Hansa, which made about $3 million last year, has ... Read More »

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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 »

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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 »