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Major Dream Vendor Busted in Germany

  The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) made yet another significant bust in November. This time, according to the BKA’s press release, German authorities arrested a so-called “top vendor” on both the Hansa and Dream Marketplaces. The vendor, a 29-year-old German National, used the pseudonyms “mrdrogenkommandant” and “drogenfahndung.” BKA investigators, the Central Office for the Suppression of Cybercrime (ZIT), and ... Read More »

Germany Cyber Agency Seeks Approval for Cyber Counterstrikes

According to reports, the president of Germany’s new cyber security agency Zitis has come up with a suggestion stating that spy agencies in Germany should have the power to retaliate against cybercriminals whenever there is a hack. In an interview on the 22nd of November, Wilfried Karl expressed his concern about the issue saying as a citizen, the expectation towards ... Read More »

Germany: Dutch Dark Web Drug Dealer Arrested with Drugs worth $3.5 million

Since the Munich shooting took place, German law enforcement has taken an initiative to crackdown on the dark web. They have made the dark web the new center of crime investigations. The law enforcement groups have made multiple arrests of dark web users, both single handedly and in association with other international agencies. In the latest arrest made on November ... Read More »

Ordinypt Ransomware Targeting Germany

A new wiper malware called Ordinypt has been discovered and is targeting businesses and victims in Germany. The ransomware has the facade of fake job applicants inquiring about openings and rather than encrypting users’ documents, the ransomware overwrites files with random data. ID-Ransomware coder, Michael Gillespie first discovered Ordinypt when one of its ransom notes was uploaded to the website ... Read More »

Vendors in Germany Dealt with Carfentanil and a Biological Weapon

At an unspecified date in “mid 2017,” the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) identified a so-called “group of darknet dealers” and needed the assistance of a special unit of the Köln (Cologne) public prosecutor’s office. They called upon the Central Contact Point for Cybercrime in North Rhine-Westphalia (ZAC NRW). The suspected darknet dealers gave investigators a case with what law ... Read More »

Dark Web LSD Distributor Arrested, Operated in the Netherlands, Britain and Germany

  A Piyush, India-based event manager and engineer, was arrested by officials from the Special Task Force of the Prohibition and Excise department (STFPE) and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for utilizing a dark web marketplace to purchase and distribute drugs including LSD from and to India, the Netherlands, Britain and Germany. In an interview with local Indian publications, Excise ... Read More »

Swiss Customs Chief: Germany Needs A Financial Police

Recently, Frank Bruckenhofer, Chairman of the Customs Department of the Trade Union of the Swiss Confederation, pointed out in Berlin that Germany needs a Financial Police. Bruckenhofer said that the customs are in a “disastrous condition” in the fight against crime. According to the customs official, the only reason why the disaster was prevented is the high motivation of the ... Read More »

Members Of Chemical Love Vendor Shop Sentenced In Germany

In April 2016, in the Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, law enforcement authorities arrested five men who were suspected of running the Chemical Love vendor shop. On October 11, 2016, The Central Cybercrime Office (LZC) of the General Public Prosecutor’s Office announced they had charged six individuals in the case. Now, the Landau District court sentenced three of the defendants, including the main ... Read More »

Six Arrested In Germany For Selling Narcotics On The Dark Web

On May 31, the Special Deployment Commando (SEK) arrested six people in the area of Aachen, Germany for selling drugs, including amphetamine, on the dark web. On May 31 evening, the SEK was tasked to perform two raids in Aachen. The first assignment took place on the corner street at about 5:00 pm, however, shortly after 7 pm, there was ... Read More »

Germany Facing Record Levels of Internet Fraud

A recent case in Germany revealed just how common fraudulent online storefronts have become. The Munich District Court heard a case that exemplified the fraud issues in Germany. And Matthias Huber, public prosecutor, explained the reason similar shops kept causing problems for the general public—and the police. The biggest issue that victims often face, he explained, was that fraudsters usually ... Read More »

Slovakian Drug Dealer Arrested In Germany

German law enforcement authorities arrested a Slovak national, who is accused of selling narcotics. On May 2, just before midnight, police officers have identified the suspicious activity of an 18-year-old man near the railway station in Zorneding, Germany. When the officers checked the identity of the suspect, the 18-year-old handed out a pre-rolled joint to the police officers, presumably in ... 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 »

Drug Trafficking by Foot Nearly Extinct in Germany

Head of the Frankfurt Customs Office, Albrecht Vieth, announced that the world of drug smuggling has changed. Changed from carrying drugs on a human body to shipping drugs through the mail. This may seem trivial by itself; many countries, Germany not excluded, cracked down on darknet drug trafficking—an activity that required frequent monitoring of mail couriers. However, Vieth had a ... Read More »