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German Police Busted Another Child Abuse Forum Admin

According to the Public Prosecutor in Hannover, a lengthy investigation into a darknet child abuse forum has ended successfully. The investigation into the forum and its owner, that is. German authorities have pulled the forum from the darknet and arrested one of the site’s owners and a technical administrator. The investigation into users of the site and additional admins is ... Read More »

Police Seized 60K Xanax Pills in Tennessee Drug Bust

Tennessee law enforcement uncovered a massive cache of pressed ‘Xanax’ pills and alprazolam powder while executing arrest warrants at two locations in Rutherford County. According to a statement from local authorities, the suspects had nearly 60,000 fake Xanax pills and one pound of pure alprazolam—the active ingredient in Xanax. The police valued the pills and powder at 1.3 million dollars. ... Read More »

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Spanish Police Smash a Bitcoin criminal gang–11 arrested over money laundering

The Spanish civil guard police have arrested 11 suspects and launched an investigation of 137 others dedicated to a major operation on money laundering. The alleged Bitcoin criminal gang was smashed for trafficking drugs and laundering money through the use of virtual currencies. Bitcoin has become increasingly popular in the recent past as an alternative form of currency. The digital ... Read More »

Europol Joint Investigation Puts 20 Cybercriminals in Police Custody

The Romanian National Police, the Italian National Police and Europol, all teamed up to hunt cyber criminals across Europe. Following years of investigation and raids, 20 cyber criminals were arrested for being in connection with a €1 million fraud. The joint investigation resulted in the arrest of the Carbanak gang leader. The Carbanak gang was arrested days before the Romanian ... Read More »

Drugs ordered on Darknet: Austrian police arrest three dealers

In Southern Styria, the Leibnitz police have arrested three drug dealers who have been selling drugs since 2014. From the report, the three suspects, all 20-years-old, sold enough drugs to earn over 300,000 EUR in sales. Also, police investigations revealed that the suspects ordered the drugs from the Darknet. Led behind Leibnitz Narcotics unit the operation lasted several months with ... Read More »

Netherlands Police Bust a Massive Darknet Vendor Under New Aliases

Netherlands police ended the career of one of the largest darknet dealers involved in the MDMA, ecstasy, and cocaine trade. According to the official press release, the four suspects were behind the vendor accounts Doug-Heffernan, Smurfs, Mr. Bubblebgum, Rubiks and DrugsGames. They shipped tens of thousands of packages across the globe, police said. Raids were executed at five houses in ... Read More »

Oberhausen police have arrested a suspected DNM dealer

According to reports from a local news source, the Oberhausen police in German arrested a suspected dealer who is said to have sold drugs on a large scale in the city. Explicitly, for months, the man is said to have made drug deals with his main culprit in Oberhausen clubs and also in his apartment in the Marienviertel. Indications on ... Read More »

Dutch Police Arrest One Hansa Buyer in Warning Campaign

Although police in the Netherlands visited the homes of 37 users of the defunct Hansa market in January, they only made a single arrest. The operation, a so called ‘knock-and-talk‘ campaign, served as a threat to some Hansa buyers: more arrests may follow. The buyers who ordered personal amounts of drugs may have dodged a bullet this time, according to ... Read More »

Russian Cybercriminal arrested by Thai Police

Thailand police on Friday announced the arrest of a Russian cybercriminal Sergey Medvedev, who is accused by U.S. authorities for playing a role in an online cybercrime marketplace. At the request of U.S. law enforcement agencies, Mr. Medvedev was arrested on the 2nd of February at his Bangkok apartment. According to reports from the Thai authorities, Mr. Medvedev is currently ... Read More »

North Yorkshire Police Receives Chief Constable’s Commendation for Crackdown of Dark Web Drug Smugglers

A group of 26 north Yorkshire police officers and staff members who contributed to the takedown of what was referred to as a “sophisticated” network of illegal drugs smugglers on the dark web has received chief constable’s commendation. Two dark web drug traffickers, Aarron Gledhill and Ross Brennan, who are said to have met at the university, were put behind ... Read More »

German Police Bust Another Darknet Child Abuse Forum

According to the public prosecutor of Hechingen and the Baden-Wuerttemberg State Office of Criminal Investigation (LKA), a lengthy investigation led to the arrest of a suspected operator of a darknet child abuse (“child pornography”) forum. The press release revealed very little. It reads in a way that suggests the authorities, for the time being, want to keep other forum members ... Read More »

Italian Police Released 2017 Cybercrime Data

In a recent press release, Italy’s Polizia Postale shed some light on their operations and arrests in 2017. The Polizia Postale investigates communication crime, including cyber terrorism, hacking, child pornography, and general cybercrime. Last year, in particular, the police noticed an uptick in the use of the darknet in crimes involving child abuse or solicitation. They have sworn to adapt. ... Read More »

Romania Police Arrest a Darknet Ransomware Gang of Five

Romanian police made their first ransomware related arrest in five years. According to Europol, the Romanian police responded to the call of rampant ransomware attacks and sales of hacked data on the Darknet, to go all out to arrest a gang of five. The gangs were suspected to have launched a series of cyber attacks across Europe infecting computers and ... Read More »