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With The EU Funding The Project, Swedish Police Researching Cybercrime And Cryptocurrencies

Along with other national police forces in the European Union, the Swedish police is seeking EU funds to research cybercrime involving the dark web and cryptocurrencies. An evaluation report published last month detailed that the Swedish, Austrian and German police are planning to raise funds from a European Union research initiative called Horizon 2020. According to the official website of ... Read More »

LSD Purchase Went Bad: Three Arrested In Romania

Three suspects were arrested in Romania for ordering large amounts of LSD along with hash. The defendants allegedly used the dark web to place orders for the narcotics. Due to the large amounts of drugs, Romanian law enforcement authorities are suspecting that the trio sought to resell the substances to local customers. According to a press release published by the ... Read More »

German Child Molester Arrested In Florida

A German man in his 50s who has a residence in the Switzerland was arrested in the United States for attempting to abuse a 13-year-old girl. If found guilty, the suspect can expect a harsher punishment since he tried to abuse a minor sexually in another country. A 55-year-old man with a residence in Hergiswil, Nidwalden, Switzerland allegedly tried to ... Read More »

The Ghost Telephonist Allows Hackers to Make Calls and Texts from Your Phone Number

Chinese researchers unveiled a new mobile phone hacking technique they have created during a talk at this year’s Black Hat hacker conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The researchers are from Qihoo 360’s Unicorn Team. The Unicorn Team specializes in hacking radio and cellular technology. On Thursday, July 27th, the Unicorn Team delivered a presentation at Black Hat on their new ... Read More »

Top Exploits and Hacks Debuted at Black Hat and DEFCON This Year

Every July hackers from around the globe descend on Las Vegas, Nevada for a week of hacker conferences which includes Black Hat USA, DEFCON, and BSides Las Vegas. The annual week of hacker conferences brings security researchers who present their latest findings on computer vulnerabilities and exploits. 2017 marked the 25th DEFCON, which has been held in Las Vegas every ... Read More »

Malicious Websites Explained

Surfing the web you will have heard about the existence of malicious websites. Virustotal is a well known website that helps you to discover which site is malicious and which is not before actually requesting the suspected URL in your browser. But what does it mean that a website is classified as “malicious”? What actions do these sites perform and ... Read More »

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Valhalla Market Compromised: Finnish Customs Allegedly Identified Hundreds of Valhalla Users

According to a press release issued by Finnish Customs on August 17, a Customs investigation had “exposed” a large-scale drug trafficking network. The network—or in this case, drug trafficking organization—operated from within Finland. From there, they distributed their products to buyers both in Finland and across the globe. Central to the operation was the darknet marketplace known as “Valhalla” or ... Read More »

Phishing: Tactics And Tools Explained

Phishing (password harvesting fishing) is one of the most effective technique that hackers use to steal your credentials. Phishing is a mix of social engineering and computer skills that consists of pretending to be a reputable organization asking you to do a certain security procedure; this procedure involves changing your password or revealing your bank credentials. The innocent user is ... Read More »

Man Sentenced To 15 Years over Death Linked To Darknet Fentanyl

  A 26-year-old man was sentenced to 15 years in prison by the US District Court for selling fentanyl through the Darknet which resulted in an overdose death. Zachary David Chyle pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy to possess drugs with the intention to distribute them. He also pleaded guilty to another count of possessing controlled substance leading to ... Read More »

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Austrian Police to Decrypt WhatsApp Messages “In the Future”

At a Ministry of Justice meeting in Austria, Mag. Konrad Kogler, Director General for Public Security, spoke of law enforcement’s nearing ability to intercept and decrypt WhatsApp messages. He explained the difficulties even caused police, especially in cases of terrorism and drug trafficking. “The first approach between drug addicts, drug traffickers or IS recruiters mostly [starts with] the telephone,” the ... Read More »

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Stuttgart Public Prosecutor Blames Darknet for Designer Drug Use

  In Stuttgart, Germany, the number of drug charges involving novel psychoactive substances (NPS) is on the rise. And, according to drug clinics in the area, the so called “legal highs” are also contributing to a growing number of fatal overdoses. The senior physician at a local drug addiction clinic spoke of a 23-year-old who had almost died while on ... Read More »

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Belgian Police Raiding Houses in BTC Money Laundering Bust

  Seemingly unrelated to the recent United States demanding of Greek police to arrest the alleged owner of BTC-e, the Belgian judicial police raided nine locations for the same reason. Not that the U.S. asked them to conduct the raids and subsequent arrests; according to the latest published news, the Belgian judicial police suspected several men of money laundering through ... Read More »

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Public Thinks Bitcoin is Mainly for Darknet Use, Study Shows

YouGov, an international market research company, conducted a study on Bitcoin and Ethereum. The findings, the company said, in spite of the growing popularity of both currencies, indicated several findings that some may find surprising. YouGov researches nearly everything. “Domino’s trails behind rival Pizza Hut in quality perception,” one of the company’s tweets reads. Another tweet points out that “53% ... Read More »

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Two Darknet Cases in Upper Austria Only Days Apart

After “extensive” research, officials explained, the Gallneukirchen Police Department collected enough evidence to incarcerate a 25-year-old drug dealer. Authorities knew the suspect had frequently ordered drugs from vendors on the darknet. They knew that he ordered definitely from vendors in the Netherlands and within Germany. In spite of the police’s suspicions, the suspect denied all accusations and avoided detention. Police ... Read More »