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German Vendor Caught in Special Forces Raid

According to a press release issued by a spokesperson for the Rhein-Erft-Kreis district police in Germany, a lengthy investigation led to the arrest of an alleged darknet vendor and his suspected accomplices. The primary target of the investigation, a 43-year-old Bedburg man, reportedly distributed drugs via darknet markets from January 2016 until his arrest in late October, 2017. Investigators had ... Read More »

German Law Enforcement to Trial Run a “Cyber-Armed Forces” Center

The State Criminal Police Office in Stuttgart and the Ministry of the Interior, in collaboration with numerous private industry organizations, announced plans for a new law enforcement branch known as the “Cyber-Armed Forces Coordination Center.” Depending on how the pilot program plays out, the Cyber-Armed Forces may set the standard for cyber defense in Germany, Minister of the Interior Thomas ... Read More »

Romanian Police Join Forces With Domestic Internet Security Company To Fight Cybercrime

The Romanian police collaborate with internet security company BitDefender to fight cybercrime on a global scale. According to a press release published by the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police (IGPR – Romania’s police force), they are joining forces with domestic internet security company BitDefender to fight cybercrime globally. Bitdefender is an internet security software company based in Romania, represented ... Read More »

Southwest Germany To Join Forces With Saarland To Combat Cybercrime

The Southwest region and the state of Saarland seek to join forces to fight against cybercrime in Germany. At the request of the German Press Agency, Baden-Württemberg’s Interior Minister Thomas Strobl (CDU) said that a cooperation agreement should be concluded with Saarland at the end of the week. “Cyber Criminality does not have any national borders,” Strobl said in a ... Read More »

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German Special Forces Arrest Darknet Amphetamine Vendor

On October 14, 2016, German Special forces prepared for an early morning raid. Law enforcement followed a “drug trail” that led directly to a house in Dinslaken. An initial investigation revealed the house’s resident was a darknet vendor. According to a spokesman from the prosecutor’s office, Special Task Force had been called in based on a potential firearm threat. Investigators ... Read More »

Europol, Interpol Join Forces To Fight Bitcoin Money Laundering

On September 9, 2016, Europol, INTERPOL, and the Basel Institute on Governance joined forces. The three institutions established a partnership centered around money laundering and digital currency. “There is a clear consensus that digital currencies pose a money laundering and terrorism financing threat,” the press release stated. While Europol and INTERPOL are household names, the Basel Institute on Governance may ... Read More »