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Hacker Attempted to Extort a Fraud Market Admin

In late October, an alleged hacker uploaded a warning to the administrators of Basetools.ws, a clearnet fraud marketplace. The hacker’s warning came in a Pastebin post as part of a threat that if the admins refused to pay a ransom fee, the hacker would release information on the site’s owner(s). Not only would the hacker reveal information on the suspected ... Read More »

Another Attempted Gun Buyer Denied Bail in Ireland

Between December 2016 and January 2017, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) arrested six men (two cases) in an operation against gangland activity “fueled by the darknet.” Darren Bennett was one of the men law enforcement investigated for illegal firearm transactions. And because of the implications associated with illegal firearm deals, a High Court judge ruled that Bennett must ... Read More »

Attempted Grenade Buyer Gets 10 Years in Prison

After an investigation by the NCA and Organised Crime Partnership, authorities arrested a suspect for an attempted grenade purchase. The suspect, a 22-year-old man, pleaded guilty to an attempted grenade purchase. He paid a darknet vendor for a fully functioning grenade, the OCP said. A judge recently sentenced the 22-year-old Luis McMullan to 10 years in prison for his crimes. ... Read More »

Schrobenhausen: After arms sales continue in U-custody

Suspected Drug Dealer In Small German Town Arrested For Attempted Weapon Purchase

German law enforcement authorities detained a young man for ordering a weapon from the dark web, and for narcotics trafficking. On Thursday, September 15, 2016, armed undercover officers arrested a 24-year-old man at a large supermarket parking lot on Pöttmesser Strasse. Schrobenhausen is a small town in Germany with a population of 14,600 people. When special forces in heavy protective ... Read More »

Three Arrested For Attempted Gun Purchase In Germany

A 43, 46, and a 51-year-old were all arrested in Germany for attempted weapon purchase over the dark web, according to the joint press release of the Stuttgart Public Prosecutor and the Reutlingen Police Department. The investigation started in December 2016, after the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) tipped a police officer in Esslingen. According to authorities, the 46-year-old, from ... Read More »

Houston Man Arrested After Attempting To Purchase Explosives On AlphaBay

In Houston, a 50-year-old man was arrested for attempting to purchase explosives from the deepweb, federal prosecutors announced. The accused Cary Lee Ogborn, as it turns out, was unknowingly in contact with an undercover agent the entire time. According to the criminal complaint, Ogborn attempted to find and purchase explosives on AlphaBay in early August 2016. The FBI looked into ... Read More »

Don of the Dark Net: DPR’s Attempted Contract Murder of 6 People

Even more information has come to light about Ross Ulbricht’s dirty dealings, while running Silk Road.  Already known was one contract-hit attempt against ‘The Employee’ Curtis Green; however, investigators have uncovered evidence suggesting that Dread Pirate Roberts had attempted to kill 5 others in order to tie off loose ends and silence a blackmailer. According to Andy Greenberg of Forbes, ... Read More »