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Famed Hacker Emails Source, Says Spanish Police Never Arrested Him

Spain’s Policia Nacional, in late January and early February, arrested three suspected hackers for hacks that targeted two spyware-for-hire companies. Both companies, Hacking Team and Gamma International created and sold malware, spyware, and communication interception tools to law enforcement—exclusively—for years on end. In 2015 and 2014, a hacker breached both companies. One hacker, Phineas Fisher, claimed responsibility for the hacks ... Read More »

Helsinki Police Arrest 16 in Darknet Investigation

Finland rarely hits the news for darknet busts of any sort, and especially not considerably large busts. However, according to a Finland need source, the country may have just set their own record for darknet address or not man-hour. Police in Helsinki reported the arrest of 16 people in connection with darknet market drug dealing. The record set, though, came ... Read More »

Boston Police Department Ends Plan To Monitor the Darknet and Social Media

On January 13th, 2017, the Boston, Massachusetts Police Department announced that it was not going to go forward with their plan to spend up to $1.4 million to acquire software to monitor social media, the darknet, and the deep web for criminal activity and threats to public safety. In a statement posted on the Boston Police Department’s web site, Boston ... Read More »

German Police Raided Three Suspects for Showing Interest in Darknet Firearm Sales

Despite ample evidence pointing towards German law enforcement’s enhanced ability to catch darknet firearm buyers, people keep trying to buy guns online. Some countries may not report a connection between illegal guns and the darknet. And other countries—according to a Russian forum where guns are a commonplace—have more pressing matters than hunting down gun buyers. Whatever the case may be, ... Read More »

In addition to 32 cannabis plants, the policemen found much more in their search.

During House Search German Police Found Drugs Ordered From The Dark Web

A 22-year-old man and his 27-year-old wife were arrested in Melle, Germany for possessing of narcotics. The investigation started with an internet search, which led police to the 22-year-old’s home. Authorities suspected that the accused bought narcotics from a dark web vendor shop. On January 10, law enforcement authorities visited the man’s apartment. His wife opened the door and allowed ... Read More »

Cybercrime Investigator Says Police Use “Covert Investigators” to Catch Darknet Vendors

The Attorney General at the Central Office for Combatting Cybercrime (ZIT), spoke with two famed ARD journalists about handling darknet crime. Both reporters, Annette Dittert and Daniel Moßbrucker, previously created a documentary on the darknet. While their interview with the ZIT’s Attorney General, Andrew May, covered the same topics, the interview and documentary were separate projects. Weapons, drugs, and child ... Read More »

Delhi Police Fall Behind Cybercriminals and Begin Relying on Outsiders for Help

Between 2015 and 2016, Delhi Police recorded roughly 800 and 700 cybercrime cases, respectively. According to Indian media outlets, only 50 percent of the documented cases resulted in arrests. This year, almost 300 cases remain unsolved by the authorities. The unsolved cases are still under investigation, The Tribune reported on December 24. While police recorded fewer cybercrime cases in 2016, ... Read More »

German Police Expect Fewer Counterfeit Euros in 2017

The State Criminal Police Office (Landeskriminalamt or LKA in German), issued a statement that dually functioned as a warning. According to Nevin Ayyildiz, a spokesperson for the LKA, counterfeit €20-notes and €50-notes accounted for 60 percent of Hanover’s cashflow. However, the LKA spokesperson announced that the Police expect to see a “moderate decline” in counterfeit currency—compared to last year. In ... Read More »

Arkansas Duo Received Meth Via USPS, Explained Everything to the Police After Arrest

On Wednesday, December 14, Judge Timothy L. Brooks sentenced two Arkansas locals for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. US Attorney Kenneth Elser announced that Allen Dwight Gailliot and Leslie Erin Curtis received 151 months and 121 months in federal prison, respectively. DEA officer Christopher Kevin Sears filed a criminal complaint against the duo in early 2016. According to the criminal complaint(s), ... Read More »

Police Found Child Porn on the Laptop of a Counterfeit Euro Buyer

In 2015, the German Federal Police (BKA) located a suspected buyer of counterfeit Euros in Hamm. Officers raided the suspect’s residence in East Hamm of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. During the November raid, police found no trace of counterfeit euros but instead found 200 counterfeit US dollars. The BKA found no evidence that warranted incarceration; the suspect remained a free man. ... Read More »

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Chief of Police Calls Darknet Drug Bust One of the Largest Ever in Sweden

On November 16, the Skaraborg District Court charged four individuals for drug distribution. The group sold 15 types of drugs and shipped them across the globe— mostly to the US. They also hand-delivered products within Sweden, investigators explained. Chief Inspector Lars Johansson said “this is the largest drug case ever,” at a recent press conference. Many of the initial figures ... Read More »

Ex Australian Cop Busted for Selling Stolen Police Identification on Alphabay

Former Australian police officer James Goris was arrested Tuesday morning in correlation with a raid on his home in Castlemaine following a five-month investigation. An investigation into Goris’ online habits started when he was accused of selling fake police, airport, and port authority identification on the Darknet. Police stated that they had fears the documents could be used by anyone ... Read More »