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How to Anonymize your Bitcoin with Monero

When it comes to keeping your OPSEC on point you need to make sure you are keeping all your coins anonymous. ‘Dirty coins’ are crypto coins that have strong links to illegal activity – you don’t want this. Basically, to stay safe, you will want to clean your coins (probably Bitcoin). When one thinks of cleaning their Bitcoin the first ... Read More »

The Youth and Cybercrime – the New Generation of ‘Cyber Criminals’

Cybercrime is commonly understood to include a broad range of criminal activities that use computers, digital devices, and the Internet. Despite almost 40 years of incidents, cybercrime still does not have a universally accepted definition in literature. Most authors classify cybercrimes based on the role of technology and criminal modus operandi. We’re in a world right now where children younger ... Read More »

FBI Shows Video of AlphaBay Admin’s Arrest During Conference

A recent cybersecurity conference held at Fordham University in New York City featured speeches by a variety of speakers from law enforcement including agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During the conference FBI Director Christopher Wray called encryption “a major public safety issue.” Former Director of the CIA John Brennan also spoke at the conference, as well as ... Read More »

Teenager Arrested and Sentenced For Buying Bomb on Darknet to Kill Parents

Nineteen-year-old boy, Gurtej Singh Randhawa was arrested by the police for purchasing an explosive weapon on the Darknet marketplace with the intention of blasting his parents into pieces. Information gathered makes it clear that his parents were in strong disagreement with his move to start a relationship with a lady. He, therefore, marked them as a hindrance to his relationship ... Read More »

NY Firefighter Arrested For Buying Fentanyl on the Dark Web

America’s fight with the new killer in the drug overdose epidemic, fentanyl is really getting out of hand. Many synthetic opioids have had their glory days in the streets of America but the new drug in the system, fentanyl, is something else and people just can’t wrap their heads around the reason for its sale explosion. Deaths from synthetic drug ... Read More »

Man Get Prison Time for Filming and Uploading CP to the Darknet

The Périgueux Criminal Court, in early January, sentenced a 31-year-old pedophile for sexual assault against four children and distributing child pornography on the darknet. The court followed the prosecution’s request and handed down a prison sentence of 10 years. Not only did he abuse several children, he also uploaded videos of the abuse to child pornography forums on the darknet ... Read More »

Lisbon DMT Dealers Prepare for Upcoming Court Appearance

According to the District Attorney’s Office in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, two preventively arrested individuals sold massive amounts of psychedelic drugs on the darknet. Authorities are soon to try the traffickers in collective court. The suspects allegedly sold DMT, psilocin, psilocybin, LSD, and 2-CB to customers throughout Europe and the United States. During the arrest of the suspects, the ... Read More »

29.01.18 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

German Darknet Vendor Faces Seven Years in Prison A 43-year-old darknet dealer faced judges in Berlin for his alleged crimes as a darknet market vendor. And “not a small time one [vendor],” either. The courts admittedly knew very little about the man’s operation. They knew he started selling on Silk Road in 2012. They found as many as 5,600 orders ... Read More »

Darknet Vendor Admits Fentanyl Distribution Resulting in Death

In early 2017, a Federal Grand Jury in South Carolina returned an indictment that accused Robert Bryan Mansfield, a 60-year-old Charleston man, of conspiracy possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute. According to court documents recently made public, authorities caught Mansfield during a Department of Homeland Security investigation into international drug trafficking. The arrest later involved officers from ... Read More »

Cryptocurrencies News Roundup 28.1.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments New developments: “Biggest theft in crypto history”: Coincheck hacked for over $500 million in NEM This week, popular Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck was hacked. Notably, the exchange lost over 500 million NEM tokens, then worth over $530 million, as hackers managed to penetrate its hot wallet, which had all stolen funds ... Read More »

DNM vendors, Have Your Say! V2

Have you sold drugs online? Are you interested in sharing your views about online drug trading, the darknet community, and what law enforcement and the media are saying about you? If yes, then we are interested in talking to you! We are a team of independent ​university researchers conducting anonymised ​interviews with people who sell, or have sold, drugs on ... Read More »

Munich Glock Vendor Faces Seven Years in Prison

The case of the darknet gun vendor who sold a Glock 17 to the Munich gunman simply refuses to die. In a series of events that came, initially as a surprise, the government has decided to pursue an even lengthier prison sentence for Philipp K., the gun vendor who admitted his role in providing David Sonboly the Glock that ended ... Read More »

FBI Director Believes Encryption is a Public Safety Issue

Some officials within America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been pushing for reigniting the Crypto Wars, and at a recent cybersecurity conference FBI Director Christopher Wray called encryption “a major public safety issue.” Law enforcement officials from various levels of government spoke at the International Conference on Cyber Security 2018, which was held earlier this month at Fordham University ... Read More »

German Cook Sentenced for Darknet Methamphetamine Orders

The Starnberg District Court heard how a 30-year-old cook purchased amphetamine and methamphetamine from vendors on the darknet. The prosecution charged him, initially, with purchasing 60 grams of the stimulants on the darknet, using the stimulants he had purchased, and selling some of the remaining drugs. He faced charges for ordering both drugs under fake names on at least seven ... 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 »