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British Teen Bought Car Bomb from the Darknet

A 19-year-old British man from Wolverhampton was recently convicted of attempting to import explosives for the purpose of building a car bomb. Gurtej Randhawa was arrested in May of this year after picking up a package which was supposed to contain an explosive device capable of being remotely detonated. Officers from the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency’s Armed Operations Unit ... Read More »

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British Man Participated In Drug Recovery Program, Avoids Jail

A man in his thirties from the United Kingdom, despite the large amounts of drugs he ordered from the dark web, was sentenced to probation. The fact that he voluntarily participated in a drug recovery program and had an almost clean past served a mitigating factor. Jake Brown, 33, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the United Kingdom, allegedly ordered over £7,000 ... Read More »

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Timeline: British Model Supposedly Kidnapped for Darknet Auction

After six days of imprisonment, a 20-year-old British model managed to talk her way to freedom. After the model, Chloe Ayling, arrived in Milan for a photoshoot, two men kidnapped her and held her hostage at a secure location.According to an announcement from the Polizia di Stato, Ayling’s kidnappers had planned to sell her through a controversial darknet auction site. ... Read More »

British Child Porn Imageboard Operators Caught Via Careless OpSec

  The British administrator of a DW child porn imageboard was busted because he used his real name, his recent sentencing revealed. 51-year old Brett McBain of south London admitted in court to creating the forum “£TheOtherPlace” in 2014, along with his partner, David Buckley (54) of East Yorkshire. The pair met through different similar channel on the dark web, ... Read More »

British Woman Overdosed On N-bomb – Thought It Was Cocaine

A British woman in her 20s accidentally overdosed on 25I-NBOMe, which is also called “25I”, or “N-bomb”, and died in Paris. According to the police, the woman thought the substance was cocaine. According to the news publication Heatst.com, the 29-year-old British woman visited one of her friends in Paris in April. In the night of April 29 and 30, they ... Read More »

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British Student Jailed For Creating DDoS Tool And Selling It To Cybercriminals

A student from Hertfordshire, the United Kingdom was sentenced to prison for creating a stressing tool that was used by cybercriminals to conduct successful DDoS attacks. Adam Mudd, a 19-year-old computer science student from Toms Lane, Kings Langley in Hertfordshire, was tracked down as part of a complex multi-agency law enforcement investigation. During the police action, the Eastern Region Special ... Read More »

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British Festival Dealer Who Sold Drugs To Pay For Medical Treatment Jailed

A student in the United Kingdom had been previously arrested for selling narcotics at a festival to pay his medical treatment. Now, he was sentenced to prison before the Exeter Crown Court. Lewis Rawlinson, a 19-year-old student, according to the court documents, imported narcotics from abroad (mostly from the Netherlands), which he allegedly bought on the dark web, and resold ... 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 »

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British University Lecturer Jailed After Tragic Death Of His Friend

A Nottingham Trent University lecturer was sentenced to prison for organizing a night of alcohol and drugs, which resulted in the death of a friend from his school days. The lecturer purchased the narcotics from the dark web. Dr. Harry Purser, who got a degree from Cambridge University in 2002, is currently listed as a senior lecturer at the School ... Read More »

British PlayPen Member Prosecuted After Nearly a Year of Fighting the Case

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in 2015, took control of PlayPen, one of the largest darknet child pornography websites. PlayPen members, one-by-one, were identified and prosecuted worldwide. Newcastle Crown Court, after notably lengthy proceedings, finalized the sentencing of another PlayPen member—Steven Archer. Archer was another PlayPen member identified by the police in 2015. Like many of the accused, Archer fought ... Read More »