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First Ever Dark Net Case In South Korea

Jeong, a 27-year-old man, was arrested by South Korean authorities for trafficking and distributing drugs. He bought illegal substances from dark net marketplaces and resold them to international students. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, this is the first time in South Korean history when somebody was caught with dark web related drug offenses. Jeong was arrested by law ... Read More »

Austrian Government Wants A Federal Trojan To Patrol The Dark Web

Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka (ÖVP) is preparing to implement a “federal trojan” to patrol the dark net. With this state spying software, Austrian law enforcement authorities hope they can prevent cybercriminal activity on the dark web. “The Interior Ministry lacks the necessary technical and legal requirements in order to operate with the perpetrators on an equal footing,” Sobotka said ... Read More »

BKA Chief: Organized Crime Shifted Actions To The Dark Net

Organized criminal groups in Germany has started to increase their actions on the darknet, BKA (Federal Criminal Police Office – Bundeskriminalamt in German) Chief Holger Münch said at a joint presentation with Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière in Wiesbaden. “Terrorists may get no opportunity to pursue their dangerous ideology,” Münch said. “We must take every opportunity to obtain evidence also ... Read More »

Lubbock Man Bought Cocaine From Dark Net And Resold It

Benjamin Bricker, a 26-year-old man from Lubbock, was arrested for allegedly buying cocaine from a dark net market, cutting it and reselling it in Hub City. He was charged with a first-degree felony count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams. If proven guilty, this can result in five to 99 years of ... Read More »

Irish Dark Net Drug Dealer Requests Shorter Sentence for His Cooperation

Neil Mannion, the mastermind who ran an international drug business on the dark net was sentenced to six-and-a-half years. His Partner, Richard O’ Connor received a three-year sentence. Mannion, of Mount Drummond Avenue in Dublin, Ireland is now requesting for a shorter sentence due to the fact that he worked with law enforcement, and helped them learn about how criminals ... Read More »

Coen Brothers to write Dark Web, a Ross Ulbricht-focused thriller

From the team that brought you The Big Lebowski, True Grit, Fargo, and Bridge of Spies comes…a biopic about enigmatic Silk Road founder, Ross Ulbricht! Fox has tapped the Coen Brothers to pen a Silk Road-inspired feature, titled Dark Web, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The distinguished fraternal writing duo’s efforts will be based on a brilliant Wired magazine article ... Read More »

New Dark Net Toolkit Helps Link Bitcoin Transactions with Wallets

Bitcoin users are being urged to take note of the newest Dark Net Analytics Toolkit. Why? Mostly due to the fact that it can be used to link bitcoin wallet addresses to user profiles. The latest research shows that there is a pattern used by hackers when it comes to communication on the dark net. The research will be presented ... Read More »

Charleroi Policeman Arrested for Buying Explosives from Dark Net

On Monday, a Charleroi policeman was arrested due to an investigation. The investigation was sparked when a foreign intelligence service intervened in a weapons and explosives buy from a dark net market. The public Prosecutor’s office confirmed that two warrants were issued for the arrest of Thomas V; a 35-year-old Charleroi police officer. He was part of the GSA, a ... 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 »

Australian Teen Arrested, Could face 25 years in Prison for Dark Net Drug Importing

An 18-year-old teen was busted with close to $60,000 in drugs he bought from dark web markets. Raids were conducted on his home Wednesday in Hermit Park, Townsville, Australia. Reports say that a variety of drugs were found including meth, LSD, MDMA, mushrooms, hash, cannabis, and various prescription drugs. Also seized by Townsville Drug Squad was close to $10,000 in cash, leading to believe ... Read More »

New UK Drug Law Leads To More Dark Web Sales

In May, the United Kingdom approved a new law, which banned all new psychoactive substances (NPS). One interesting fact about the new legislation: it bans all substances that have an effect on the brain (there is a pre-approved list of narcotics, such as nicotine or alcohol). As most of us know, banning drugs does not stop customers from purchasing them. ... Read More »

Engineering Student Admitted Selling Drugs He Ordered From Dark Web

Zhe Wang, a 20 year-old Queens resident and former engineering student at the University at Buffalo, admitted to money laundering and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. He was one of three people taken into custody. In 2015, Wang used around $74,000 worth of bitcoins to purchase Xanax from a darknet marketplace. According to the law enforcement authorities, the former UB ... Read More »

A Few Linux Distros for Dark Web Explorers

Those who know what they’re doing on the dark web generally say that using Tor, by itself, is not enough to protect you. Traffic analysis and other methods have been used to de-anonymize users numerous times. While using a VPN is also helpful, security experts frequently recommend using Linux distros for additional privacy. That being said, it’s also a frequent ... Read More »

Dark Web Use Rising Making Drugs Safer EU Report Says

According to a report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), dark net usage is rising in popularity in the EU. The report says the dark web had received pretty much attention in the past and is playing an important role in the drug trade “particularly with respect to sales of new psychoactive substances.” The EMCDDA ... Read More »