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The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

Methylone Supplier Charged Under the Kingpin Statute

In May 2017, a federal grand jury indicted 39-year-old Terrence Deon Reames on charges connected to operating a continuing criminal enterprise. Authorities charged Reames under the Kingpin Statute for importing and distributing methylone and ethylone. Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, Jack Smith, announced that the man became a high profile vendor in Nashville prior to his ... Read More »

Netherlands: Six Darknet Marketplace Vendors Arrested

The Netherlands is one of the superpowers in drug dealings in Europe, and a report released last year confirmed that the country is counted among the leading producers of drugs through the Darknet marketplace. As part of the measures to reduce the use of Darknet drug trade in the Netherlands, authorities took down some shops set up on the Darknet ... Read More »

Comparing the Security of Bitcoin to That of Common Online Payment Systems

Today’s technology offers us numerous online payment systems which enable us to easily execute financial transactions from almost any spot on the globe, in real time, using any device with internet access. Nevertheless, on the world wide web, there are multiple threat agents, malicious activities, and vulnerabilities, as well as the existence of security exploits; all of which are revealed ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Analysis 12 July 2017

Will Bitcoin Tear Itself Apart? This week, the Bitcoin market sentiment seemed to suddenly turn from bullish to bearish overnight. Alternative cryptocurrency markets also turned bearish, as the sharp decline of bitcoin dragged everything down with it. Ethereum dropped 40% from $280 to a low $198 as at writing this. Bitcoin market dominance, a metric that tracks the market capitalization ... Read More »

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Interview with a Top Alphabay Accounts Phisher

Ok who are you and what do you do? (online persona of course) Hello I am Phishkingz, and I dominate the phishing scene on the darkweb. I will provide a PGP sig. [crayon-59c4e27b65b10055085783/] What makes you think you dominate the darkweb? I see SO many phishers with different methods? The volume of accounts I have had since operating on Alphabay ... Read More »

Eighteenth Member of NZ Darknet Child Abuse Ring Sentenced

In December 2015, US Homeland Security notified New Zealand Police’s Online Child Exploitation unit (OCEANZ) about a child exploitation ring with connections to the darknet. A New Zealand man, Drew Webb, proved integral to the case. He centered the ring and his arrest led to the freedom of 31 children. A June 2017 sentencing of one of the group’s members ... Read More »

French Fraudster Arrested After Carding UN Official

A 23-year-old man of Avignon, Vaucluse, France was arrested by law enforcement authorities for carrying out a fraud operation on the dark web, in which he used the financial information, such as the credit cards and banking details, of the victims to order products with a mysterious partner. The 23-year-old was arrested on the afternoon of June 20 in Montfavet, ... Read More »

Online Weapon Sales Reach “Concerning” Levels in Belgium

Authorities in Belgium have grown increasingly concerned about firearm importation. Specifically concerned about weapons entering the country through the postal service and illegal online trade. This elevated concern follows the Flemish Peace Institute’s recent study on illegal firearm trade in Belgium. One news site reported that the general concern started after an event in 2016. They referred to the case ... Read More »

Fentanyl Reported More Dangerous Than Meth

In April 2016, Pennington Country Sheriff Kevin Thom told at a state oversight council that meth use had “gone off the charts” and was “out of control” in parts of South Dakota. However, fentanyl, a synthetic substance 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, caused a new epidemic in multiple countries, including the United States and Canada, thus, many ... Read More »

Pensioner tried to extort money from companies claiming he poisoned their products.

Haribo Extorter Tried To Confuse Investigators By Pretending To Be An Islamic Extremist

On Christmas Eve, last year, German police arrested a pensioner who threatened Haribo and supermarket chain Kaufland with poisoned products. In May, the prosecution had formally charged the suspect. Now, police disclosed more information on the case, including how the pensioner tried to mislead law enforcement authorities by pretending to be an Islamic extremist. In December 2016, Willi K., a ... Read More »

Suspect Admits to Cyanide Purchase and Extortion

In August 2016, a 74-year-old retiree became an extortionist due to “old age poverty.” This Dortmund resident developed a name for himself as his entire extortion scheme involved cyanide, gummy bears, millions of euros, and unfulfilled purchases from a vendor on the darknet. Although he previously confessed to the crime, his motive was unknown until a June court appearance. As ... Read More »

UK Targets Dark Web Users in Anti-Terrorism Pamphlet

As part of an ongoing counter-terrorism campaign, police in London started encouraging citizens to report specific types of suspicious activity. Although the material police handed out contained numerous examples of suspicious activity in relation to terrorism, one of the examples was “visiting the dark web.” Another example in the counter-terrorism pamphlet was “ordering unusual items online.” This follows a long ... Read More »

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Europol Arrested 76 Suspects In Europe-Wide Operation Against Carders

In a recent operation against online fraudsters, the Europol arrested 76 persons in 26 countries who are suspected of committing fraud using stolen credit card information. The law enforcement operation, “eCommerce Action 2017”, was coordinated by the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) to take down cyber criminals who are using stolen financial information, with the main focus on credit and debit ... Read More »