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The social order of darknet drug marketplaces

Advanced networking technologies have greatly fueled the growth of online digital markets. To facilitate the trading of illicit drugs, darknet marketplaces, or crypto markets, leverage encryption and anonymization technologies to hide the identity and geographical location of those engaging in drug transactions. A recently published research paper utilizes economic sociology as a basic framework to formulate a better understanding of ... Read More »

Man Indicted After Attempting to Order Radioactive Substances on the Darknet

Late in the month of June, a Charlotte grand jury returned an indictment filed in response to murder-for-hire charges filed by Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Christopher Nasca. As expected, the returned federal indictment charged a North Carolina man for attempting to kill a man he referred to as his “enemy.” Bryant Riyanto Budi, 26, hired a hitman to murder ... Read More »

President Trump Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

On May 11th President Donald Trump signed a long anticipated Executive Order on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure”. Under the order, the President is holding the heads of federal agencies accountable for managing cybersecurity risks. Each agency must now use the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework on cybersecurity. The order also requires agencies ... Read More »

Man Sentenced to Probation for 100g Amphetamine Order

  On March 16, a 26-year-old from Weissenhorn stood before a judge at the Supreme Court of Appeals on amphetamine distribution charges. The 26-year-old ordered the drug once – in 2014. And the order involved no intended distribution. He simply wanted amphetamine; he used it as early as age twelve—thanks, in part, to his mother—an amphetamine user as well. As ... Read More »

FBI Ignoring Courts Order To Reveal Browser Hack

There are a bunch of different cases going on right now concerning the FBI secretly running the hidden Tor based child porn site Playpen for two weeks, then tracking users of the site wit malware in order to identify them. The courts so far have been fine with the FBI’s overall actions of running the site, but there are increasing ... Read More »

Fraternal Order of Police Hacked

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) was recently hacked and a portion (2.5GB) of the 18TB of data was released online by Cthulhu, who has been known to host hacked data. On this particular host, there is a note for law enforcement: “Don’t bother with legal threats or trying to get UK law enforcement to seek revenge. This is me ... Read More »