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Australia Prepares for the First Stage of Government Bitcoin Regulation

According to the Financial Times, Australian authorities announced legislation that will massively alter the course of cryptocurrency in the country. The legislation places “digital currency” exchanges under the legal jurisdiction of Australia’s Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (Austrac). Austrac is Australia’s financial crime branch of government, and as such, will be investigating crimes committed with cryptocurrency. Unsurprisingly, the Australian Minister ... Read More »

Research PSA: DNM Vendors, Have Your Say!

A request for participants in a research consudcted by a team of researchers with vast experience in the DNM scenes, posted at their request and published here, they have the full confidence and endorsment of DDW who has been following their work for the past few years: —- Do you sell drugs online? Are you interested in sharing your views ... Read More »

Juvenile Sentence for 23-Year-Old Drug Importer

In Bad Aibling, a small town in Bavaria, Germany, a Juvenile Justice Court a saw a 23-year-old former drug trafficker. This is highly unusual in any circumstance, according to the Court, but not without reason in this case. The crimes involved ordering drugs from darknet markets for both personal use and for distribution. However, the drug use and drug trafficking ... Read More »

PSA: DNMAvengers Announcement – 75 Free Lab-tests!

Posted to the request of the DNMAvenfers admin: Hello! So for those of you whom don’t know, DNMAvengers is an forum that hasoperated since 2015 doing harm reductional work via testing vendors products. The forum has been defunct (In the sense that no codes have been given out) for some time now, but that is finally changing and we have ... Read More »

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German Police Address Former Politician for Years of Darknet Distribution

A former district committee member and board spokesperson of the Green party in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg sold drugs on the darknet since 2013, German authorities announced on August 22. That very same day, a special police commando unit raided the 40-year-old’s apartment after a lengthy investigation into his criminal activities. In total, according to the Berlin Landeskriminalamt (LKA), “Boris J.,” the suspect, ... Read More »

Report: Cyber Attacks At An All-time High

The San Jose headquartered cyber security company ThreatMetrix released its report for the second quarter of 2017. The study showed that cyber attacks reached their highest-ever levels. According to ThreatMetrix’s study, the cyber security detected 144 million attacks in the last 90 days, which is an all-time high. The level and the rate of attacks are rising globally with the ... Read More »

Details Released In The Case Of The German Arms Dealer Who Sold A Glock Gun To The Münich Shooter

A German news publication released further information in the case of the 32-year-old darknet weapon vendor who sold a Glock gun to the Münich shooter.  The Münich shooting incident – occurred on July 22, 2016 in the vicinity of the Olympia shopping mall – took the lives of 10 people (including the shooter himself) and injured five others. The 18-year-old ... Read More »

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Former Vendor’s Records Used to Catch Father and Son Darknet Team

On August 23, multiple federal agencies announced the arrests of Michael and Philip Luciano for fentanyl and oxycodone distribution on Alphabay, a defunct darknet marketplace. The father-son team sold on Alphabay under the name “Zane61,” the court documents revealed. From as early as February 2016, “Zane61” was a registered Alphabay account. The duo sold through the account until July 2017 ... Read More »

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Alphabay Fentanyl Vendor “NarcoBoss” Connected to Three More Overdoses

Henry Koffie aka NarcoBoss, a Pennsylvania Alphabay vendor, faces drug distribution charges in connection with an Oregon teenager’s overdose. The customer had used fentanyl, Xanax, and alcohol in unison when he died, the state medical examiner’s office reported. They opted out of identifying the victim. Law enforcement said they planned to connect NarcoBoss to other drug overdoses in the area ... Read More »

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Two Arrested for Trafficking “Donald Trump” Ecstasy Pills

German authorities arrested two men during a routine traffic stop for possession of thousands of ecstasy pills. The pills, to law enforcement’s surprise, unmistakably resembled U.S. President Donald Trump. One news outlet even called the pills “carrot-colored” ecstasy pills. The men at the traffic stop in the northwestern German city of Osnabrück, had five bags of the ecstasy pills. They ... Read More »

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UK Government on Search For Cyber Experts to Crackdown on Dark Web Criminals

The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) is actively recruiting cyber experts and dark web analysts to focus on the crackdown of illicit drug rings and operations being pursued by dark web marketplaces. Specifically, NCA is on a lookout for G5 Armed Surveillance Investigator in the Armed Operations Unit, which according to local sources will cooperate with the Intelligence and Operations ... Read More »

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59 US Defense Agencies Have Stolen Data Online, Study Shows

Owl Cybersecurity, the company with “the world’s largest commercially available database of DARKINT,” recently published the results of a study on government’s exposure on the darknet. In 90 days, the cybersecurity firm found stolen data from almost 60 government agencies. To the surprise of many, United States defense agencies fared worse than most non-defense agencies. The study showed that the ... Read More »

Two men who Purchased fake Dollar Bills on the dark web Arrested in Alabama

Two men have been arrested in Alabama after they allegedly went on a spree of spending fake $100 bills which they purchased online from the dark web. According to reports, Justin Landon Aldon, 31, and Shahal Devonte Lewis, 26, were engaged in a multi-state counterfeit money spending spree. They are now in custody facing numerous charges. Reports from investigators suggest ... Read More »

How To Setup Your Own Pentest Lab

Are you an aspiring penetration tester, or a wannabe hacker? You started from the basics, querying google with a few simple words: hacking, hacker, how to be a hacker…then you found a lot of stupid tutorials that taught you how to hack your neighbour’s wpa with a network adapter called alfa awus036h (but didn’t work, did it ?) and finally ... Read More »