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2.8.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Bitcoin Trader ‘Bitcoin Maven” Sentenced to Federal Prison A bitcoin trader known on LocalBitcoins.com (LBC) as “Bitcoin Maven” or “bitcoin.maven” was sentenced to one year and one day prison for illegally exchanging and laundering Bitcoin. United States District Judge Manuel L. Real, a California judge, issued the sentence in late July in a California court. Bitcoin Maven aka Theresa Lynn ... Read More »

21.7.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Supreme Court Refuses to Review Ross Ulbricht’s Case The Supreme Court recently made an unsurprising decision regarding the direction of one of the lengthiest darknet cases to date: they denied Ross Ulbricht’s petition to have the Supreme Court review his case. This decision, while not unexpected, forces Ulbricht’s defense team to find yet another way to get a court to ... Read More »

12.7.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Maryland Man Charged for Selling Counterfeit Xanax on the Darknet A Homeland Security Investigations investigation known as Operation Dark Gold ended with the arrest of 35 individuals suspected of illegal activity connected to the darknet. One suspect, in Maryland man, has been accused of producing counterfeit pills from his home in Baltimore County and selling the counterfeit pills on the ... Read More »

3.7.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

“Black Hand” Darknet Forum Seized by French Authorities French Customs brought down a darknet forum called the “Black Hand,” the Minister of Public Accounts announced in a press release. The forum functioned as a drug market and a fraud market, former users of the forum have revealed. The announcement focused primarily on the market’s fake identification section that allowed fraudsters ... Read More »

25.06.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

“Variety Jones” Arraigned, Pleaded Not Guilty to All Six Charges Variety Jones aka Roger Clark was arraigned before a United States District Judge at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. As expected (for any defendant), Clark pleaded not guilty to the entire indictment. As previously reported, the indictment accuses Clark of a wide variety ... Read More »

18.06.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Silk Road “Right-Hand Man” Extradited to the United States The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York announced the extradition of Roger Clark, the suspected “right-hand man” of the Silk Road marketplace. Previous investigations by prominent darknet researchers identified Clark as the owner of the “Variety Jones,” “Plural of Mongoose,” and “Cimon” accounts on the Silk Road ... Read More »

11.06.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Darknet Vendor “Stoned100” Confesses to Drug Distribution A 43-year-old, at a courtroom in Cologne, admitted selling 200,000 euros worth of drugs on the darknet. The defendant, a man named Dirk K. from the town of Bedburg in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, faces 60 counts of assorted illegal substance distribution crimes. According to German authorities, K. sold drugs on the darknet under ... Read More »

5.6.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Dread has Relaunched Not long ago, DeepDotWeb wrote about an incident between the creator of the Dread and the staff at Olympus market that abruptly ended Dread’s status as a Reddit replacement. The Dread owner, HugBunter, later told DeepDotWeb that a new version of the site was already in the works. Towards the end of the month of May, that ... Read More »

27.05.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Over the course of one week, numerous darknet drug buyers either landed in police custody or pleaded guilty to drug charges. Few darknet drug dealers made the news. The most recurring event, though, was the sentencing of pedophiles connected to darknet child abuse sites. Bitcoin: Man Sentenced for Running an Illegal Bitcoin Exchange Louis Ong, 37, will be spending the ... Read More »

19.05.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Auckland Dealer Won His Prison Sentence Appeal At the High Court in Auckland, New Zealand, a young man appealed a two-year prison sentence he had received for selling various illegal substances on the darknet. The man, Elias Valentin Smith, was only a teenager when New Zealand law enforcement caught him during Operation Tiger. His sentence—one that many thought was surprisingly ... Read More »

11.05.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Alphabay Vendor ‘EtiKing’ Sentenced to Life in Prison Jeremy P. Achey, known to some as the Alphabay vendor ”EtiKing,” faced U.S. District Judge Paul Byron in a recent sentencing hearing. Earlier this year, a jury convicted Achey of controlled substance distribution and fentanyl distribution. His drug sales led to the overdose of at least one customer. He sold fentanyl and ... Read More »

3.5.18 Darknetand Cybercrime Roundup

Sorting Through the Dread & Olympus Drama An incident between HugBunter, one of his admins, and Olympus Market led to the end of Dread—a Reddit-like messageboard exclusive to the darknet. The owner and creator of Dread, HugBunter, explained the situation on Reddit and to DeepDotWeb. We covered the incident not long after the news broke. Since then, HugBunter has explained ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, April 27, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Various cryptocurrency exchanges suspended ERC-20 token deposits over critical bug This week, multiple cryptocurrency exchanges, including OKEx, HitBTC, Poloniex, and Shapeshift, suspended ERC-20 token deposits and withdrawals over a critical smart contract bug that allowed malicious actors to create a seemingly unlimited number of tokens in affected contracts. Using ... Read More »

25.04.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

During the last seven days, the police have arrested darknet traffickers in both Germany and the Netherlands. The USPIS ended the career of two individuals who allegedly played a massive role in the Xanax distribution network, and German authorities ended another child abuse site. Last Defendant has Entered Prison in Alphabay Heroin Case Unlike his accomplice, former darknet vendor Chaudhry ... Read More »

Cryptocurrencies News Roundup 22.4.18

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Verge (XVG) reveals partnership with MindGeek Verge (XVG) had a few weeks ago raised 75 million XVG to secure a partnership with a mysterious company that had several high traffic websites, according to the cryptocurrency’s team. This week, it was revealed the partner is MindGeek, an organization that owns ... Read More »