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New Connecticut Task Force Targets Cybercrime

As technology continues to advance, so does cybercrime. It is spreading its wings to new sectors as well as enforcing its presence in the daily activities of human beings. Crimes ranging from Phishing schemes, identity theft, drug distribution rings, ransomware and malware attacks, security hack and breaches, are visible more now than ever and Connecticut are beginning to experience such ... Read More »

Drug Task Force Sees Counterfeit Oxy Influx in Central Oregon

According to Lieutenant Nick Parker of the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement task force, the so-called “Central Oregon opioid epidemic” has expanded to include darknet drugs. Darknet drugs, the Lieutenant explained, encompassed an entire category or counterfeit or “mismatched” pills. The influx of counterfeit pills did not begin with the darknet, but Parker implied the issue had taken off during the ... Read More »

Task Force Argos Operated a Darknet Child Abuse Forum for 11 Months

With striking similarity to the US FBI’s takeover of the darknet child abuse forum PlayPen, Australian police triggered arrests across the globe after spending nearly a year secretly running the forum. Investigative journalists with VG, a Norwegian newspaper, unintentionally stumbled upon the secret operation while investigating the massive child exploitation forum known as Childs Play. While investigating the site, one ... Read More »

Fake Press Cards Sold On The Dark Web Force Danish Police To Increase Security In Parliament

Counterfeit press cards sold on the dark web present a threat to the Danish police. Law enforcement in the country take the fake press cards, which are advertised for nearly $160, seriously. The Danish Parliament emphasized that the journalists’ bags and jackets should be screened no matter if they own a press card. According to the Danish media outlet Journalisten, ... Read More »

Special Task Force in India Uncovers Credit Fraud Group

Police in Uttar Pradesh, India, recently discovered a group of “techies and students” that bought and sold credit card numbers. The group used the stolen credit cards to buy expensive items on the internet. And then resold them at low prices to their friends. A Special Task Force (STF) of UP Police found the group while investigating fraud for an ... Read More »

Australian Border Force to Increase Darknet Presence

The US fought designer drugs, commonly referred to as analogues, ever since their inception. Clandestine laboratories kept creating new “designer drugs” that mimicked the effects of another drug, usually a pharmaceutical compound. US authorities found themselves unable to maintain a pace with new chemicals. Now, Australia announced that they stood in a similar position. These analogue “cat-and-mouse games,” so to ... Read More »

Australian Border Force Busts Darknet Drug Buyer For Importation and Distribution

The Australian Border Force and South Australia Police arrested a 31-year-old Port Neill man for importing a marketable quantity of drugs. Both law enforcement agencies, in conjunction with “partner agencies,” linked the man to a significant number of darknet purchases. After searching the man’s properties, the likelihood of the drugs being for personal use dropped to an astronomically low level. ... Read More »

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Police Intercept DNM Package and Force Suspected Drug Trafficker to Open It

Earlier this year, Croatian police arrested a 22-year-old for buying amphetamine from the darknet and redistributing it in the real world. Investigators discovered purchases from June through September, ranging from 25 grams to 75 grams per package. The suspect uneventfully sat in police custody, awaiting trial, until October 4. Narcotics Inspectors intercepted a package addressed to the man believed to ... Read More »

French Bill To Force Decryption Of Encrypted Data

In France, according to ION 2001-1062 of 15 November 2001 on everyday security, Article 30-31, failure to comply with an order to decrypt your device or give the up the encryption key will result in 3 years of jail time and a fine of €45,000, if complying would have prevented or stopped a crime, jail time will increase to 5 ... Read More »

Queensland Task Force Setting Up For Catching Dark Web Pedophiles

Taskforce Orion, Queensland’s new task force will become a specialist branch of Taskforce Argos, which considers its main priority to hunt down pedophiles on the dark net. Commissioner Ian Stewart states that TaskForce Orion’s workforce will consist of a total of 6 specialist members. They will focus on the highest-level pedophiles who are hosting websites on the dark web in ... Read More »

Air Force Cadet Sentenced To 3 Years For Selling Drugs

Nathaniel Penalosa, a junior cadet at the Air Force Academy was sentenced for 3 years in military prison for the charge of dealing drugs as a part of the plea deal. The cadet admitted that he sold MDMA, LSD, Modafinil, that he ordered from dark net marketplaces to his classmates. “I purchased it on the Internet, had it mailed to ... Read More »

The UK Creates New Dark Net Task Force

With the fear of the dark web expanding, the United Kingdom’s main intelligence agency, the GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) and the country’s top law enforcement apparatus, the National Crime Agency (NCA), have formed a brand new task force to battle dark net criminals. An NCA press release that has been published on Friday goes by: “An NCA and GCHQ co-located ... Read More »

New International Task Force Planned to Combat Cyber Crime

International policing agencies are now working together in order to create a more globalized approach to dealing with the critical issue of cyber crime. This comes after the third cyber crime conference which focused on assessing potential threats, co-operation models and the legal and practical challenges facing institutions such as INTERPOL and Europol. Growing Threat One of the issues facing ... Read More »