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Teenage Submachine Gun Buyer Hit with a Terrorism Charge

On September 26, at Coleraine Youth Court, a teenage defendant who had purchased a submachine-gun on the darknet received a new charge relating to a document that had been on his computer at the time of his arrest. In April, the prosecutor explained, the boy—a 14-year-old at the time—had downloaded a manual on producing erythritol tetranitrate. And in combination with ... Read More »

Tollywood hit with Major Dark Web Fueled Drug Scandal

Tollywood, the Telugu version of Hollywood, is wildly popular in India, especially in the Southern states. It is the second largest section of Indian movies, the first being Bollywood, the Hindi version of Hollywood. Tollywood, like any other major film industry, has been accused of various crimes, such as racism, sex scandals, and drug use, but no accusation or investigation ... Read More »

UK Identity Fraud Hit Record Levels in 2016

Cifas, a not-for-profit organization working to fight fraud in the UK, warned the public that identity fraud numbers hit record levels in 2016. In addition to the warning, the fraud prevention group noted that 88 percent of all recorded identity fraud occurred online. Fraudsters used several methods of obtaining personal information last year; methods ranged from the classic mail theft ... Read More »

Irish Firms Hit With $22 Million in Cyber Frauds, None Involving Bitcoin

Major public corporations and government agencies in Ireland were hit by US$23 million cyber frauds in the past year. Over 20 cyber attacks are being investigated by the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB), but interestingly, there are no reported cases of bitcoin involvement. Over the past two years, various law enforcement agencies and governments including Interpol and the government ... Read More »

FBI’s Operation Pacifier Hit 50 Computers In Austria

Being one of the FBI’s biggest and most notorious cyber actions, Operation Pacifier resulted in the Bureau taking over the PlayPen child porn site in 2015 and hacking thousands of computers throughout the world, most of them located in the US. Now, the Austrian government has learned that around 50 computers were hacked by the federal agency in Austria. Austrian ... Read More »

Tor Facebook Users Hit 1 Million This Month

The number of people checking they’re Facebook through dark net currently stands at 1 million people per month, the tech giant announced April 22nd . Facebook maintains an onion site that resides on the Tor Network for almost two years. This is the firs time the company has revealed details about its presence in the shadowy corners of the Internet. ... Read More »

California Hospital Hit By Ransomware

Systems at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California have been offline for more than a week now due to a ransomware attack. The hackers are asking for 9,000 BTC which is about 3.6 million USD. Hospital president and CEO, Allen Stefanek has said that this attack is interfering with day-to-day operations. Stefanek has also made the statement that ... Read More »

US Police Detective Gets Hit By CryptoWall – Pays $500 BTC Ransom

Yesterday, the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office said one of their detectives’ computer were infected with ransomware. The ransomware, which brands itself as CryptoWall, encrypted files on the detective’s computers and demanded 500 dollars of Bitcoin to decrypt the files. Autopsy reports, witness statements and crime scene photographs were some of the files held hostage by the virus The police department’s ... Read More »