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Feds to Fight Child Pornography on the Dark

According to the Department of Justice, “The expansion of the Internet has led to an explosion in the market for child pornography.” This is nothing new to DeepDotWeb readers; we covered Operation Pacifier and continue to monitor those cases. Taskforce Argos took down The Love Zone, another CP forum—and we covered the arrests and the investigation itself. Now, after a ... Read More »

Illegal drugs are increasingly being traded in Darknet.

Dark Net Drug Vendor “Weed24” Busted

Law enforcement authorities in Germany arrested a man from Heidenheim an der Brenz for allegedly running the vendor shop “Weed24” on the darknet selling narcotics to his customers. This week, the 23-year-old suspect was standing before the Heidenheim District Court for charges, including drug trafficking on the dark web. According to the court documents, the defendant sold drugs on darknet ... Read More »

Europol: The Dark Web Is The Heaven For Organized Criminals In The EU

According to Europol director Rob Wainwright, the internet, and especially the darknet, is the “new field of action” of organized criminals in the European Union. The Europol director emphasized that the internet is used by criminals to illicit activities and trafficking of all kinds: the smuggling of weapons and narcotics, the spread of online child sexual abuse material. This was ... Read More »

Counterfeit 50 euro bills should have produced two Emsländer. Symbolfoto: dpa

Dark Web Euro Counterfeiter Duo Standing Trial In Germany

Two Germans are standing before the District Court of Osnabrück for producing more than 7,500 fake euro bills, which they allegedly sold on the darknet. According to the German media outlet noz.de, one of the biggest procedures started on April 24 before the District Court of Osnabrück against counterfeiters in the country. The prosecutor’s office in Osnabrück accused two 24-year-old ... Read More »

Average Age of Cyber Crime Suspects is 17, Young Criminals Enter Dark Web

According to the National Crime Agency (NCA), a national law enforcement agency in the UK, the average age of cyber crime suspects is 17. An increasing number of young criminals are entering the dark web, engaging themselves in illicit activities linked to drug distribution and hacking. Earlier this month, NCA released a research paper actively investigating the motive of young ... Read More »

Undercover Police Befriends Dark Web Criminal Who Killed His Wife

A Calgary officer, whose name remains undisclosed, befriended the murderer of his common-law wife Lisa Mitchell in order to gain his trust and close the investigation successfully on the murder case successfully. Allan Shyback, a 40-year-old man who previously lived together with Mitchell a few years ago, was suspected of murdering Mitchell after her body hidden in a plastic container ... Read More »

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Federal Charge Against Teenager Who Tried To Buy Grenade From The Dark Web

A Kansas teenager was charged by federal prosecutors for attempted purchase of a grenade from the dark web. On April 19, federal prosecutors charged the 18-year-old Carlos Francisco Martin from Coffeyville with receiving an explosive meant to destroy property. According to police information, the suspect used bitcoins to purchase the grenade. Steven Gradert, from defense, said that his client is ... Read More »

Father And Other Man Abused Child And Uploaded Video To The Dark Web

Law enforcement authorities in Lübeck, Germany are investigating a case where two men are suspected of abusing a child multiple times and uploading the video to the darknet. According to the court documents, the public prosecutor’s office in Lübeck accused a 28-year-old man, who is the father of the victim, and a 47-year-old man, of sexually assaulting a two-year-old girl. ... Read More »

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Hotel Card Data Breach Hits 1,200 US Locations, Sold on Dark Web

The $10 billion major British multinational hotels company InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), which operates 5,028 hotels and 742,000 rooms across 100 countries, revealed that 1,200 hotels managed under the IHG management have been infected with sophisticated malware designed specifically to breach into servers and databases that handle sensitive financial information and client data. In December of 2016, KrebsOnSecurity, a cyber ... Read More »

As Tax Season Approaches, Tax Refund Sales on Dark Web Surge

With the tax season approaching, tax refund sales are on the rise again on the dark web. According to various cyber security firms including the IBM X-Force, 20 million samples of tax-themed spams and scams are captured on a daily basis by the company’s system. In February, DeepDotWeb reported the first case of W-2 form sale on the dark web, ... Read More »

Botnets for Discovering and Monitoring Terrorism Related Content on the Dark Web

The recent global epidemic of terrorist attacks has revealed how terrorists are not only utilizing the surface web, but also the dark web for building and establishing their networks. To counteract this, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) need efficient and effective means for detection and monitoring of terrorism related content on the internet, in order to prevent the occurrence of terrorist ... Read More »

German Standing Trial For Ordering Three Guns From The Dark Web

A man from Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, Germany is standing trial for attempted purchase of three Glock guns from the dark web, along with growing and possessing large amounts of marijuana. “On a late summer afternoon last year. A man is sitting in a supermarket cafe. He’s waiting. A little later a young guy appears. He raises his hand briefly, reveals himself. The ... Read More »

Investment on Security Firms Rise as Dark Web and Bitcoin Ransomware Cases Increase

Early-stage and state-led investments on cybersecurity firms are increasing exponentially. According to reports from the Big Four accounting firms which include EY, PwC, Deloitte and KPMG, the surge in cybersecurity investments is a direct result of rising cases of ransomware attacks, phishing scams and data thefts. Ransomware attacks and phishing scams are correlated in a sense that they both are ... Read More »