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India Police Arrests International Cyber Crime Gang Selling Credit Card Details Of Indians Online

The cyber wing of the Madhya Pradesh Police on Monday arrested two persons for their involvement in the hacking of credit cards of other people and making large and crazy online purchases. The duo is believed to be members of an international cyber-criminal gang whose specialty is hacking credit cards run by a Pakistani national, Shaikh Afzal with Shozi as ... Read More »

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 »

DEA Arrests French Dream Vendor “OxyMonster”

According to DEA Special Agent Austin Love, probable cause existed to arrest a French citizen who has travelled to the United States to compete in a beard contest. The suspect, 38-year-old Gal Vallerius had landed at the Atlanta International Airport when law enforcement agents conducted a border search of Vallerius’s laptop. His laptop contained a private PGP key that belonged ... Read More »

DEA Arrests Two in “RCPowders” Research Chemical Raid

On August 29, DEA agents raided a drug lab in an apartment in Queens, New York City, New York. Wearing hazmat suits, agents from the DEA’s Newark Field Division arrested the apartment owner and the suspected drug dealer, 34-year-old Brian Parker. Meanwhile, at a separate location, officers arrested his suspected accomplice, 29-year-old Victoria Koleski. The duo, according to Acting US ... Read More »

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BKA Arrests 67 Suspects in a Child Porn Bust

  In early July, the German Federal Criminal Police Office busted the owner of a forum promoting and hosting images and videos of “bizarre” child abuse. Between December 2016 and July 2017, the site had amassed more than 87,000 members. Not even 20 days later, the BKA struck again. By July 20, German police had identified roughly 75 suspected members ... Read More »

SEROCU Arrests Three Darknet Dealers in Buckingham

After an investigation into drug trafficking by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit, officers arrested three suspects for drug distribution through the darknet. The investigation, according to SEROCU, centered on darknet drug trafficking and fraud. A full investigation is underway as detectives examine seized evidence. In early July, SEROCU’s Cyber Crime Unit raided multiple homes in Buckingham. The raids ... Read More »

Bolivia Police arrests 60 people for Cryptocurrency crimes

Bolivia is one of the countries that has closed its doors to the discussion on Bitcoin and Blockchain technology, although it still cannot avoid its use. Before the prohibition by the authorities, illegal businesses rose out within the realm of cryptocurrencies. This has been confirmed after the report that 60 arrests of supposed promoters of fraudulent businesses with digital currencies ... Read More »

Global Law Enforcement Arrests Five Suspects After a Four-Year Cybercrime Investigation

On November 30, 2016, a four-year investigation into the Avalanche network paid off. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Avalanche,” involved law enforcement agencies worldwide. The Department of Justice, FBI, Luneburg Police, Europol, Eurojust, and global partners dismantled an international criminal infrastructure platform known as ‘Avalanche.’ The Avalanche network delivered global malware attacks worldwide with a specific focus on Germany. According to ... Read More »

Australia Arrests Four in Global Darknet Investigation

Federal officials in Australia published their own press release following the Operation Hyperion events in October. Australia, like many countries worldwide, participated in the global darknet investigation called Operation Hyperion. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) were among few agencies worldwide to issue a more-than-boilerplate press release. The press release, jointly published by the AFP and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, described ... Read More »

Europol’s Deepweb Child Porn Investigation Nets 75 Arrests

A year-long investigation into an undisclosed child pornography site on the deepweb has led to 75 arrests since August 23rd, according to Europol. The investigation, known as “Operation Daylight,” involves suspects in over 25 countries with 207 open cases. Operation Daylight was launched in 2015 after Swiss police notified Europol of the discovery of a massive network of criminals involved ... Read More »

Timeline: Arrests of AlphaBay Vendors AREA51 and DARKAPOLLO

Although much of the information has been redacted, a sworn affidavit by a DEA agent helps break down the investigation of two recently indicted AlphaBay heroin dealers. The sworn affidavit by the agent who is only identified as ‘John Xxxx,’ details the work in his role as part of the Central California Darknet Strike Force, where he was trained to ... Read More »

Interpol Arrests Ringleader of Nigerian Email Scam Organization

The ringleader of a global scamming network was arrested by Interpol for scamming $60 million from companies around the world – through fraudulent emails. The 40-year-old man is being accused of running a criminal network that compromised emails of businesses all throughout the world. The location of this email fraud network? Nigeria. Interpol and Nigeria’s anti-fraud agency picked up a ... Read More »

Controlled Delivery of MDMA Package Leads to Arrests

A package containing 201 pink tablets of MDMA was intercepted by detectives at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. It was addressed to 23-year-old Daniel Lucht. A controlled delivery was then performed where the package was dropped off at Candlelight apartments, the apartment complex Lucht lived in. Lucht’s roommate, 19-year-old Zachery Bilinski, arrived home shortly after the controlled delivery. ... Read More »

Child Pornography Sting Leads to 5 Arrests in Italy

A child pornography bust in Italy, carried out by both the Postal and Communication Police as well as the CNCPO  (National  Center  for  Combating  Child Pornography on-line), lead to 21 search warrants being issued, five of which resulted in subsequent arrests. The arrests took place in Lombardy, Tuscany, Trentino Alto Adige and Lazio, an Italian news agency claims. The remaining ... Read More »

Deepweb Firearms Sale Lead to Arrests in Germany

Today, the 5th of July, Stuttgart prosecutors have filed charges against three men in Germany for violating weapons and weapon export laws. The accused have allegedly been illegally making and selling a small number of firearms on various darknet markets. We aren’t aware of many of the details surrounding the case but a single accusation was noteworthy; one of the ... Read More »