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Spanish Cops Arrests Major Dark Web Arms Dealer

An unnamed 24-year-old man has been arrested in Spain for dealing in arms from the dark web. His arrest came as a result of a combined operation by police forces across Europe in on-going efforts to shut down Dark Web weapons business. According to reports, the unnamed man used the now-defunct dark web marketplace, AlphaBay to send dozens of guns ... 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 »

Darknet Arms Deal Resulted In Prison Sentences For Four Belgians

On May 22, four defendants were standing trial at the Criminal Court of Tongeren, Belgium for attempted purchase of 10 Glock pistols. However, the deal was never conducted, before it could be made, law enforcement authorities arrested the suspects who sought to conduct the arms trade. On June 19, the Criminal Court of Tongeren sentenced all of the suspects to ... Read More »

Four Man Standing Trial In Belgium For Darknet Arms Deal

On May 22, four defendants were standing trial at the Criminal Court of Tongeren, Belgium for attempted purchase of 10 Glock pistols. However, the deal was never conducted, before it could be made, law enforcement authorities arrested the suspects who sought to conduct the arms trade. An 18-year-old from Dilsen-Stokkem, Belgium, his father, and two accomplices had to stand before ... Read More »

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Members Of British Arms Smuggling Ring Sentenced To Prison

The three members of a smuggling ring involving weapons ordered from the dark web were sentenced to prison in the United Kingdom. Mark Richards, a 38-year-old man from Godalming, the United Kingdom, was considered as the mastermind of the smuggling ring, who, according to police information, used the dark web to order firearms and ammunition for resale purposes. The gang ... Read More »

Europe Tightens Arms Regulation, Focus on Darknet Distribution

Since early 2016, European law enforcement agencies including the Spanish National Police and the Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d’information (ANSSI) have been targeting arms dealers and weapon distribution centers linked to darknet marketplaces. The ANSSI in particular noted that it has become more difficult to stop terrorist groups such as ISIS due to the presence of the ... Read More »

The accused had ordered cocaine, marijuana and weapons on the Internet. Photo: dpa

Stuttgart Man Jailed For Arms And Drugs Trafficking

Earlier in 2016, law enforcement authorities arrested a 28-year-old from Stuttgart, Germany for possessing large amounts of narcotics, counterfeit money, and weapons in his apartment. Now, the 7th Criminal Court sentenced him to five years in prison. At the end of 2015, the suspect, who is a former hockey youth national player, ordered seven counterfeit 50 euro bills from a ... Read More »

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Two Cousins Sentenced in Stuttgart for Illegal Arms Trafficking on the Darknet

Two darknet weapons vendors were sentenced in Stuttgart for illegal arms trafficking and several weapon law violations. The main suspect, a 25-year-old, was under investigation for suspected involvement in the Paris attacks. He received a sentence of two-and-a-half years imprisonment. The 25-year-old from Böblingen County and his 28-year-old cousin flew into Germany after the Paris attacks in November 2015. The ... Read More »

Dark Net Arms Vendor Gunrunner to be Sentenced Next Month

Michael Andrew Ryan, was sentenced in June of this year for his international online firearms dealing business on the dark net. He used the screen name “Gunrunner”. He sold everything from Glocks and High-Points to Uzis and Walthers.  He sold his firearms online, but not before removing serial numbers. This makes the weapons more difficult, but not impossible to trace. ... Read More »

German Arms Vendor Dosensuppe Sentenced to Five and a half Years

32-year-old Christian L, or Dosensuppe as he was known on darknet, was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for selling firearms illegally using dark net markets. The judge presiding over the case said that he had sold enough weapons to equip a small army. The judge also pointed out that the man responsible for the Munich shooting ... Read More »

Anonymous Crypto-currency Arms Race Part 3

All the parts are available in the Armsrace Tag  – Once published It takes much more than a solid protocol to become a successful anonymous crypto-currency. Many of these schemes require large adoption of the coin, in order to work. Plus, merchant adoption, good press, and a solid developers are key elements. Here are the current top players in the ... Read More »

Anonymous Crypto-Currency Arms Race Part 2

All the parts are available in the Armsrace Tag  – Once published While developers scramble to get coins equipped with secure and anonymous features to present to the market at large, and raise above fellow anonymous crypto-currencies – all these coins come from a handful of technologies – CryptoNote, ZeroCoin/Cash, and decentralized mixing of various sorts. The differences between the ... Read More »

The Anonymous Crypto-Currency Arms Race Part 1

All the parts are available in the Armsrace Tag  – Once published While the world focuses on the many historical events happening around the world – the increasing divide between the west and Russia, Israel killing Palestinians, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and a heated Southeast Asian sea – there is an even more important event happening in the ... Read More »