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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 »

TradeRoute Went Down Following a Major Security Leak

Weeks before the darknet market DDoS attacks began, TradeRoute Market arranged weekly payments with an infamous darknet marketplace phisher known as “Phishkingz.” In a conversation with DeepDotWeb about two days before Traderoute went down, Phishkingz revealed that he had found a way to access code from the marketplace’s admin backend. Shortly after Phishkingz revealed his findings, TradeRoute exit scammed. The ... Read More »

Spanish Cops Arrests Major Dark Web Arms Dealer

An unnamed 24-year-old man has been arrested in Spain for dealing in arms from the dark web. His arrest came as a result of a combined operation by police forces across Europe in on-going efforts to shut down Dark Web weapons business. According to reports, the unnamed man used the now-defunct dark web marketplace, AlphaBay to send dozens of guns ... 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 »

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Major Bust In Taiwan: Police Seized 511 Kilograms Of Ketamine

Law enforcement authorities in Taiwan seized approximately 511 kilograms of ketamine, which they believe to be originated from the dark web. According to a local news source, the Taipei City Police seized large amounts of LSD and 551 kilograms of ketamine in Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China or ROC), which law enforcement authorities estimate would be enough for at least ... Read More »

Interior Ministry And Police In North Rhine-Westphalia Turn Major Focus On Cybercrime Defense

As cyberattacks are on the rise and hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated, the Interior Ministry and the police in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany work together to establish a strong defense against cybercriminals. Authorities in the German state identified the worldwide problem, which causes losses of billions of dollars to governments, companies, and individuals per year. “This is why ... Read More »

Major Narcotics Bust In India – 24 Arrested

The narcotics squad of Bengaluru’s crime department arrested two persons on Thursday who are suspected of selling drugs to students in India. Earlier this week, law enforcement authorities in the city detained two other suspects, a catering student and an Austrian national, who also sold illicit substances. The local authorities in Bengaluru conducted a major operation against narcotics dealers. Since ... Read More »

Major Tor & Darknet Major Privacy Update, Gov’t Investigations Struggle

The Tor Project, a non-profit organization established to provide increased privacy and anonymity to billions of internet users, is set to roll out major privacy updates in the upcoming months which will obstruct active government and law enforcement investigations. Over the past few years, government and law enforcement agencies including Interpol and the FBI have conducted various investigations to crack ... Read More »

French Minister Issues Nationwide Warning on Cyberattacks, Major Infrastructure Providers in Trouble

Earlier this week, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian issue a nationwide warning on cyberattacks, stating that major civil infrastructure providers including electricity, water, transport and telecommunication firms may face security issues in the near future. The announcement of Le Drian came after the Ministry of Defense of France reported that it effectively prevented and blocked over 24,000 external attacks ... Read More »

Members of Major Cannabinoid Distribution Ring Sign Guilty Plea Deal

In Jefferson City, Missouri, four co-conspirators pleaded guilty to their roles in a large-scale synthetic cannabinoid trafficking ring. The four individuals, according to the indictment, trafficked $6.6-million of synthetic cannabinoids. In addition to the drug trafficking charges, the defendants also faced money laundering and mail fraud charges. Despite a 14-count indictment packed with incriminating information, the prosecution dropped every drug-related ... Read More »

Tor Releases another Snapshot on the Road to Major Onion Router Updates

The Tor Project’s Nick Mathewson announced that on Nov. 8th, another release of an Alpha Development snapshot for Tor 0.2.9, The Onion Router, would be released. Coming three weeks after 0.2.9.4 Alpha, Tor .0.2.9.5 added a great number of bug fixes and overall improvements for issues that have been reported since its predecessors release by Tor’s development team. This release ... Read More »

Police Busted A Major Internet Drug Operation In Ukraine

Law enforcement authorities carried out a massive police action in Ukraine where authorities arrested multiple persons (the exact number of suspects is unknown) including the operator, organizer, and traffickers of a drug dealing website in Kiev. Investigators from the Office of Service in Dnepropetrovsk and Zaporozhye regions and the narcotics department of the Ukranian National Police participated in the action. ... Read More »

Feds Forcing People to Unlock Phones via Fingerprint Raises Major Privacy Concerns

Federal prosecutors in California have twice pushed the boundaries regarding law enforcement’s ability to access cellphones. Two warrants recently received judicial approval, allowing authorities to require fingerprints from suspects with iPhones. After the recent incidents in California, Fourth and Fifth Amendment questions began surfacing. Both protect citizens from unreasonable search and seizure and compelled self-incrimination, respectively. The legal status of ... Read More »

LKA Official: Deepweb Drug Trafficking Is Not A Major Concern For Police

Websites, including our own, have been filled with news of Germany’s recent drug takedowns. Nearly every article referenced what Holger Muench, head of Germany’s Federal Police, said after the Munich shooting. Muench spoke of cracking down on the deepweb. Little has been known until a recent interview with the LKA that shed some light on the topic. Berlin Online received ... Read More »

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Senators Introduce The Botnet Prevention Act To End Major Cybercrime

Following a cyberattack at a local healthcare facility, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse introduced legislation to deal with such cybercrime. According to NBC News, a ransomware attack compromised the personal healthcare information of 14,000 New Englanders. Whitehouse claimed, in an interview with NBC, that the hack happened “just last month.” However, HealthITSecurity wrote that the actual breach occurred between September ... Read More »