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UK Firm Unites With Interpol to Fight Cybercrime

  BT, UK’s biggest telecoms provider on the 4th of October announced that it had taken a step forward in combating cyber-crime by becoming partners with international police organization Interpol, in a data exchange agreement to fight cyber-crime. This makes BT the first telecommunications provider to sign an exchange data agreement with Interpol to combat global cyber-crime by providing current ... Read More »

UK Dark Web Drugs Pair Jailed

  Two drug dealers in the UK who bought and sold synthetic opioid fentanyl via dark web marketplaces have been handed a jail sentence adding up to 16 years. Ross Brennan and Aaron Gledhill who happen to be university friends, are believed to have accumulated over hundreds of pounds of drugs after mixing the powerful heroin substitute with other drugs. ... Read More »

New UK Code Seeks Tighter Security on Ships against Cyber Attacks

A new code of practice has been launched by the UK government aimed at helping ship owners improve and tighten security. This decision came as a result of the growing threat that cybercrime poses as it continues to spread and this time around to a much more bewildering place, the shipping sector. The term ‘cybercrime’ to most people, just gives ... Read More »

More Young Students in the UK are Purchasing Antidepressants on Dark Web

According to the investigation of the Sunday People, a rapidly increasing number of young students in British high schools and colleges are purchasing antidepressants and illicit drugs on the dark web. The investigation revealed that many students prefer to purchase both legal and illicit drugs on the dark web because of the lack of assistance school counselors provide. Several students ... Read More »

UK Man Claims He Watched CP to Understand His Childhood Abuse

On September 12, Teesside Crown Court heard Alan Walton explain his reasons for downloading more than 1,000 pictures that depicted child abuse. He had grown obsessed with the darknet where he downloaded the images to “storage devices” linked to a phone found at Walton’s home. According to the defense, it all started with a YouTube video. The prosecutor, Rachel Masters, ... Read More »

15 Year Old School Boy Arrested For Darknet Drug Trafficking

The UK is the center of the world leading Darknet drug purchases among teens. A 15-year-old schoolboy has been arrested by authorities for buying illicit drugs from the Darknet. According to reports, the teen was able to purchase the drug from the Darknet after he and some friends contributed money to raise an amount enough to buy acid from the ... Read More »

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UK Government on Search For Cyber Experts to Crackdown on Dark Web Criminals

The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) is actively recruiting cyber experts and dark web analysts to focus on the crackdown of illicit drug rings and operations being pursued by dark web marketplaces. Specifically, NCA is on a lookout for G5 Armed Surveillance Investigator in the Armed Operations Unit, which according to local sources will cooperate with the Intelligence and Operations ... Read More »

UK Police Fail to Identify Bitcoin, Research Group Claims

The N8 Policing Research Partnership, in early August, published a report that called for an increased law enforcement involvement in bitcoin seizures. The research group, hereinafter “N8,” proposed that UK police needed cryptocurrency training for several reasons. The most significant, they explained, involved the role Bitcoin had on modern criminal activity. According to their report, Bitcoin had become the most ... Read More »

UK Might Use Drones in Retaliation to Cyberattacks

According to defense secretary Sir Michael Fallon, the UK could justify a military retaliation to cyberattacks. And soon, they would be capable of launching attacks from “air, land, sea or cyberspace” in response to an “online attack.” His speech came after the parliamentary network attack, but within hours of the international Petya (NotPetya) attacks. He spoke in reference to the ... Read More »

UK Targets Dark Web Users in Anti-Terrorism Pamphlet

As part of an ongoing counter-terrorism campaign, police in London started encouraging citizens to report specific types of suspicious activity. Although the material police handed out contained numerous examples of suspicious activity in relation to terrorism, one of the examples was “visiting the dark web.” Another example in the counter-terrorism pamphlet was “ordering unusual items online.” This follows a long ... 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 »

UK Government to Spy on Users by Asking Messaging Apps to Weaken Encryption

Last week, British Prime Minister Theresa May received harsh criticisms from experts for her proposal to regulate the internet and essentially weaken encryption of messaging applications such as Whatsapp and Telegram. In a response to a terror attack that occurred in London, May stated that the act of terror can be attributed to the existence of “safe spaces” on the ... Read More »

25% of UK Drug Users Use Darknet Markets

The Global Drug Survey (GDS) is a London-based drug and alcohol research group that releases, once a year, the results of the world’s largest survey on drug use. The survey covers, for example, trends in drug popularity within a specific country. One point of interest from the Global Drug Survey 2016 showed that global darknet market usage increased significantly—and it ... Read More »

UK Conservatives Pledge to Control Internet with New Regulations

The United Kingdom’s Conservative and Unionist Party leader Theresa May recently unveiled the party’s election manifesto. Towards the end of the manifesto, the party states that, “Some people say that it is not for government to regulate when it comes to technology and the internet. We disagree.” The party’s new manifesto, titled Forward, Together – Our Plan for a Stronger ... Read More »