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FBI Investigating The Theft Of 1.3m Bitcoin From Massachusetts Man

The FBI is working with Massachusetts police to recover funds stolen from a Bitfinex user, Coindesk reports. An unnamed Cambridge, Massachusetts resident filed a police report in September, shortly after the company encountered a $70,000,000 Bitcoin theft. The theft was reportedly tied to the initial Bitfinex breach. Cambridge police took and filed the report but have since handed the case ... Read More »

Connecticut Man Arrested For Phishing Deepweb Logins And Stealing Bitcoins

Michael Richo, 34, of Wallingford, Connecticut, is accused of posting links to fake darknet marketplaces to various online forums. Like any other phishing scheme, the links take the victim to a login page similar to the intended destination. The pages may be indistinguishable from the original marketplace login. The FBI began looking into the man regarding his involvement in a ... Read More »

Man In The Middle Attacks

In this article I’m going to explain theory, prevention, some practical attacks and forensics related to the Man in the Middle (MitM) attacks to help you understand the risk to your privacy. Those are attacks used to eavesdrop your communication by having access to at least one part of the communication protocol. Example, Alice sends a letter to Bob and ... Read More »

Houston Man Arrested After Attempting To Purchase Explosives On AlphaBay

In Houston, a 50-year-old man was arrested for attempting to purchase explosives from the deepweb, federal prosecutors announced. The accused Cary Lee Ogborn, as it turns out, was unknowingly in contact with an undercover agent the entire time. According to the criminal complaint, Ogborn attempted to find and purchase explosives on AlphaBay in early August 2016. The FBI looked into ... Read More »

Alaskan Man Arrested After $15,000 Ecstasy Package Intercepted

A 27-year-old Fairbanks man was arrested after US Customs intercepted his package containing 487 Ecstasy tablets. The package, sent from the Netherlands, was initially discovered by Homeland Security. US Customs and Border Protection agents were then tipped off. The package was shortly thereafter opened by federal agents at a San Francisco USPS sorting facility. Investigation documents note that the package ... Read More »

Florida Man Trying to Get Case Thrown Out Claiming Bitcoin Is Not Real Money

Michell Espinoza, a Florida resident has criminal charges against him for illegally selling Bitcoin and money laundering. He and his attorney are arguing that there are no criminal offenses because bitcoin is not recognized as real currency under Florida law. Economics Professor, Charles Evans took the witness stand on Friday to help better inform everyone about Bitcoin. The main point ... Read More »

U.S. Man in custody After 750 grams of MDMA is Found with His Name on It

Joshua Lucas, a 26-year-old from Norwalk, Connecticut, is facing serious charges after a package addressed to him was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The package contained over 750 grams of MDMA, the substance commonly known as the street drug ecstasy. Border Protection contacted Norwalk police and alerted them to the situation. A controlled drop of the package was ... Read More »

Michigan Man Arrested After Meth Package Detected

As methamphetamine usage is on the rise in Michigan, so is the importation of a much more pure product from outside the state, a local news outlet says. In 2016 alone, more than a dozen federal search warrants have been issued for such inbound packages. In an unfortunate testament to law enforcement’s growing knowledge of drugs in the mail, a ... Read More »

Florida Man Arrested for Selling Fentanyl to Undercover Agents on Alphabay

In Fort Lauderdale, Chrissano Leslie, known on the deepweb as “owlcity”, will be facing charges of trafficking Fentanyl, a-PVP, MDMA, and cocaine. The charges stemmed from a DEA investigation that took place on the popular darknet marketplace, Alphabay. The 26-year-old was arrested by DEA agents raiding his home on Wednesday, the 26th of July. Although the initial operation was put ... Read More »

Marlow Man Arrested After His Overseas Package Got Seized

Morgan Whitecotton (32), a Marlow resident, was arrested on Thursday in his home during a joint action by the Stephens County Sheriff’s Department, Marlow Police and the District Attorney’s Task Force. The police operation was conducted after they received information from the Homeland Security, who intercepted a suspicious package from the Netherlands addressed to Whitecotton, containing MDMA. During the house ... Read More »

Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to 16 Counts of Illegal Firearms Exporting

Michael Andrew Ryan, of Manhattan, Kansas plead guilty to six counts of attempting to export firearms illegally from the United States to individuals across the globe, as it was announced by Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell and Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall. Ryan, who is 35 will have his sentencing set on Sept. 12th, 2016. “With a computer and ... Read More »

Florida Man Trying to Get Case Thrown Out Claiming Bitcoin isn’t Real Money

Michell Espinoza, a Florida resident has criminal charges against him for illegally selling Bitcoin and money laundering. He and his attorney are arguing that there are no criminal offenses because bitcoin isn’t recognized as real currency under Florida law. Economics Professor, Charles Evans took the witness stand on Friday to help inform everyone better about what Bitcoin is. The main ... Read More »

Darkode Take Down: Louisiana Man Sentenced

Wednesday U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said that a man from Opelousas was sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison for hacking computers for information to sell on Darkode; an online hacking forum. He was also sentenced for using a computer to steal money. 29 year old Rory Stephen Guirdy, or [email protected] was sentenced by Judge Dee D. ... Read More »