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Finnish Police Quietly Seize a Darknet Imageboard

Finland’s National Bureau of Investigation and Customs recently seized a Finnish hidden service called Sipulikanava, an anonymous and majority uncensored imageboard. In 2015, Criminal Commissioner Juha Korhonen said that Finnish police planned to crack down on Sipulikanava and, along with it, Silkkitie aka Valhalla Market. Like the landing pages of other hidden services seized by the government, Sipulikanava now prominently ... Read More »

Police Arrest Three Men and Seize Bunch of Narcotics Trafficked From Darknet

The course to bring illegal Darknet traders down to the law inspired a prohibition exercise which led to the arrest of three: Mohammad Abdul Waheb (20), Mohammad Abdul Quddos (20) and Calvin Mascarenhas (19). They were arrested for being in possession of narcotics suspected to have been bought from the Darknet marketplace. The three arrested suspects are residents of Chandrayangutta, ... Read More »

Narcotics Control Bureau to Seize 500 BTC from Darknet Vendors in India

In July, Director General RR Bhatnagar of the Narcotics Control Bureau said two major darknet vendors were operating inside India. The NCB had been probing the syndicates and managed to identify various associates. The goal, he said, was to trace the operatives to the top and takedown the vendors. “For the first time, we have detected drug traffickers using the ... Read More »

UK Introduces a Money Laundering Bill Allowing Them to Seize Finances

On October 13, UK government introduced the Criminal Finances BIll. The bill was introduced in an effort to counter money laundering and corruption. London has been known to be a haven for dirty money. Government officials claimed the new powers granted by the legislation will change criminal activity in the UK. Security Minister Ben Wallace said: “The UK is one ... Read More »

Dutch Authorities Seize Two VPN Servers Without Notice

Without notice, Dutch authorities seized two (Virtual Private Network) VPN servers belonging to Perfect Privacy. Perfect Privacy, a VPN provider in Switzerland, was not contacted by law enforcement before their servers went down. Instead, law enforcement went directly to the hosting company I3D. VPNs often become a part of an investigation when police investigate online crime. Although the crime being ... Read More »

Nebraska Abolished Civil Forfeiture – Criminal Conviction Is Now Required To Seize Property

Pete Ricketts, the governor of Nebraska, signed a bill on Tuesday that abolishes civil forfeiture within the state. Civil forfeiture allows law enforcement authorities to take and keep property without filing legal charges or securing any criminal convictions. The bill, LB 1106, passed the unicameral legislature by a vote of 38 to 8. Civil forfeiture has been a big problem ... Read More »

Canadian Police To Seize Contraband In Mail

In Ottawa, several police chiefs have asked for permission to seize illegal contents that arrive in the mail. The current policy mail seizure is that law enforcement authorities can only put their hands on the contraband when the package actually have arrived at the recipient. The current policy is not-so-efficient if we look the issue from the eyes of LE, ... Read More »

Swiss Police Seize Bot Used To Buy Drugs On The Deep Web

Recently many reports appeared about An automated bot called the “Random Darknet Shopper” that was programmed to buy random products from the Dark Net Markets (From Agora, if to be more accurate) as part of an art exhibit in Switzerland. Once a week the bot went on a shopping spree on the Agora marketplace buying random products, some of which ... Read More »