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Canada to Spend $1 Billion of Federal Budget on Fighting Cyber Crime

Cyber attacks grabbed the headlines last year when hackers launched an attack to compromise the data of computers in over 100 countries. Lurk and Wannacry created by FSS became a big thing in the cyberspace stealing data department. Canada was one of the many countries that remained a target for cyber operations. Not folding their arms to witness another attack, ... Read More »

07.03.18 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

  Georgia Man Made Furanyl Fentanyl Pills in U-Haul Storage Unit A judge in Gwinnett County, Georgia, sentenced a 32-year-old man to 44 years in prison for producing counterfeit oxycodone pills. As usual, the counterfeits contained a fentanyl analogue instead of actual oxycodone. Dealers who sell drugs laced with fentanyl or fentanyl analogues often face lengthy prison sentences if apprehended. ... Read More »

Dutch Police Arrest One Hansa Buyer in Warning Campaign

Although police in the Netherlands visited the homes of 37 users of the defunct Hansa market in January, they only made a single arrest. The operation, a so called ‘knock-and-talk‘ campaign, served as a threat to some Hansa buyers: more arrests may follow. The buyers who ordered personal amounts of drugs may have dodged a bullet this time, according to ... Read More »

Two Austrians Busted for Selling Drugs from the Darknet

Following an extensive investigation, Austrian authorities arrested a 24-year-old and a 25-year-old for months of darknet drug purchases and redistribution throughout Austria. An announcement from the National Police Directorate revealed that law enforcement had known about the duo for months before making arrests, marking yet another recent case where Austrian law enforcement waited months before making an arrest. The investigation ... Read More »

Florida Playpen Member Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

In Tampa, Florida, U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday sentenced yet another pedophile with connections to the FBI’s notorious ‘Operation Pacifier’ incident. This time, Judge Merryday sentenced 42-year-old Benjamin McKenzie to four years in federal prison. McKenzie, a Largo resident with an array of misdemeanors from years past, will be on supervision for 20 years after he completes his prison ... Read More »

German Man Admits Sharing ‘Child Porn’ on the Darknet

According to reports from local news outlets, a 37-year-old man from the Bliesgau region of Saarland, Germany, admitted to downloading and sharing child abuse videos on the darknet. The prosecution had accused the man of downloading and sharing at least 107 pictures and videos that showed the sexual abuse of children. His confession and willingness to work with the court ... Read More »

Dealers Busted After Customs Intercepted Amphetamine Package

According to police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer, authorities in Vienna have arrested two men for purchasing more than 500 grams of amphetamine from a vendor on the Dream marketplace. German law enforcement seized the package and sent word to their Austrian counterparts. The men, in Austria, had already been under police investigation for drug trafficking. Police spokesperson Patrick Maierhofer said that ... Read More »

Man Arrested In Kolkata for Peddling Dark Web Drugs

The Narcotics Control Bureau of India has been on their toes ever since the dark web fever began to grip the country. The rate at which drugs and other illicit goods being ordered via the dark web increased immensely. The increase in numbers therefore directly affected the rate at which illegal drugs flooded the streets of various countries. Dark web ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, March 4, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Bitcoin SegWit transactions are hitting all-time highs Segregated Witness (SegWit) was introduced to the Bitcoin network in August last year, through BIP (Bitcoin Improvement Proposal) 141 as a way to improve the network’s efficiency, so as to bring down high transaction fees and slow confirmation times. The technology allows ... Read More »

The Italian ANAC launched online whistleblowing platform using Tor onion services

The Italian National Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC) has embraced and thereafter launched an online whistleblower platform using Tor onion services. This is expected to encourage and help whistleblowing to manage and expose illegal activities such as corruption cases in government organizations at the same time protecting individual identities. Millions of people make use of the Tor network daily and globally to ... Read More »

North Carolina man who distributed Xanax on the Dark Web Pleads Guilty to Charges

Mathew Lee Yensan, a 25-year-old from North Carolina pleaded guilty to manufacturing and selling large batches of Xanax on the dark web. Mr. Yensan last month admitted to federal charges of possession with the intent to distribute a quantity of alprazolam, distribution of a quantity of alprazolam by means of the internet, possession of a firearm, conspiracy to conceal transactions ... Read More »