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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 »

Visiting The Darkweb is a Sign of Terrorism, Warns U.K Police

The widespread of terrorism in Europe has been very severe recently. As a way of effectively dealing with terrorism, UK police has embarked on counter-terrorism campaign following the recent terror attack in London. The London authorities are not keeping their hands folded despite arresting several suspects who are believed to be behind the recent terrorism in the UK. According to ... Read More »

Homeland Security May Study Bitcoin’s Link to Terrorism

In a situation similar to one DeepDotWeb has routinely covered, a US congresswoman proposed a bill that added Bitcoin threat assessment to the Department of Homeland Security’s list of duties. Like Europol and Interpol, congresswoman Kathleen Rice requested that the DHS “investigate whether terrorists use virtual currencies, or receive funding with them.” Rice, a ranking Democrat in the House Counterterrorism ... Read More »

Botnets for Discovering and Monitoring Terrorism Related Content on the Dark Web

The recent global epidemic of terrorist attacks has revealed how terrorists are not only utilizing the surface web, but also the dark web for building and establishing their networks. To counteract this, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) need efficient and effective means for detection and monitoring of terrorism related content on the internet, in order to prevent the occurrence of terrorist ... Read More »

Europol Links Darknet Markets and Terrorism

Europol—via themselves, law enforcement, the private sector, or otherwise—continually made Bitcoin-related appearances over the last five years. And according to the most recent study that involved Bitcoin and illegal firearm trade, illegal firearm dealers moved to the darknet. Not just any firearm dealers (I.e., vendors), but organized crime vendors. Europol quietly pushed a connection between organized crime, the dark web, ... Read More »

700 Pages of Terrorism Data Stolen and Leaked from Europol

It has recently been found that an officer working for the Europol agency has leaked sensitive material about the agency’s online investigations. A televised documentary stated that it had found over 700 pages of confidential data which included terrorism investigations. The data was found on a hard drive that had been linked to the internet. The program also stated that ... Read More »

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German Police Call the Deepweb an Interface for Terrorism, Promise to Crackdown Harder

Following an organized crime study, Holger Münch, president of Germany’s federal police (BKA), revealed how the deepweb changed the playing field. The data presented by Münch highlighted how the deepweb has been an interface for terrorism. Similar to Münch’s statement after the Munich shooting, the BKA president vowed to increase action against illegal internet activity. Münch said “We [the BKA] ... Read More »