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FBI Hides Method Used to Catch Pedophile in Dark Web

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has found itself in the midst of a controversial debate in regards to the agency’s recent decision to charge a man alleged for various pedophiliac activities, including the illicit acquisition of child pornography. Initially, the FBI filed a lawsuit against Jay Michaud, a middle school teacher in Vancouver, Washington, for his involvement in darknet ... Read More »

Three Irishmen Jailed For Dark Web Drug Trading, Use of Cash Vital in Crackdown

As previously reported by DeepDotWeb In December, three Irishmen including Richard Sinclair of Coleraine, Stephen Rodgers of Carrickfergus and Kyle Hall of Belfast were charged with several offenses including money laundering, possession of and intent to supply class A drugs and intent to supply and class A drugs. This week, Sinclair and Hall both plead guilty to most of the ... Read More »

How ZeroNet is disrupting the World Wide Web

The coming of the ZeroNet peer to peer network has the ability to restore the privacy most internet users lost via social media networks and other mediums; This is made possible by combining Bitcoin cryptography and the BitTorrent network which users can rely on to hide their IP address while allowing messages and files to be transferred anonymously. What is ... Read More »

Belgian Authorities Did Not Find Nuclear Power Plant’s Plans On Dark Web

Last month, Belgian newspaper Sudpresse reported that they found plans for the Tihange nuclear power plant on the dark web. Now, Belgian authorities say that they couldn’t find any information regarding the nuclear power plant on the dark net. “Neither the security services or a private company could find the documents on the dark net relating to a Belgian nuclear ... Read More »

Four Accused Of Selling Drugs On Dark Web In Sweden

Three men and a woman were accused of running a vendor shop and selling narcotics on the dark web by Skaraborg District Court. Law enforcement authorities believe the dealers made about five million SEK ($540,000) by distributing the illegal substances. According to the indictment, the vendor shop ran between 2013 and April 2016. In April, Swedish law enforcement authorities raided ... Read More »

Industrial Spies Hunt Norwegian Trade Secrets On The Dark Web

According to general manager Ludwig Sandell at Dignato AS, there are industrial trade secrets posted on the dark web, which concerns Norwegian companies, such as Statoil or DNB. “Many companies have given up control of how valuable information is handled. In a time when it is so easy to get any information from the dark web,” Sandell said. Sandell’s security ... Read More »

Crime Is Moving To The Dark Web In Croatia, Report Says

According to news site novilist.hr, Croatia has seen an increase in dark web criminal activity, recently. The report says, since the anonymity of the Tor network and dark net marketplaces, more and more potential criminals are using the dark web for their activities. “Such people are more difficult to identify than on other conventional platforms, but that does not mean ... Read More »

PSNI Officer Tried To Buy Handgun From The Dark Web

Allen Kennedy, a 30-year-old officer at the PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland), tried to buy a handgun, ammunition and a silencer from the dark net, according to court documents. The PSNI officer was arrested during a sting operation in Belfast on September 5. He was arrested at Annadale Embankment in the southern part of the city after handing over ... Read More »

Austrian Government Wants A Federal Trojan To Patrol The Dark Web

Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka (ÖVP) is preparing to implement a “federal trojan” to patrol the dark net. With this state spying software, Austrian law enforcement authorities hope they can prevent cybercriminal activity on the dark web. “The Interior Ministry lacks the necessary technical and legal requirements in order to operate with the perpetrators on an equal footing,” Sobotka said ... Read More »

Coen Brothers to write Dark Web, a Ross Ulbricht-focused thriller

From the team that brought you The Big Lebowski, True Grit, Fargo, and Bridge of Spies comes…a biopic about enigmatic Silk Road founder, Ross Ulbricht! Fox has tapped the Coen Brothers to pen a Silk Road-inspired feature, titled Dark Web, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The distinguished fraternal writing duo’s efforts will be based on a brilliant Wired magazine article ... Read More »

New UK Drug Law Leads To More Dark Web Sales

In May, the United Kingdom approved a new law, which banned all new psychoactive substances (NPS). One interesting fact about the new legislation: it bans all substances that have an effect on the brain (there is a pre-approved list of narcotics, such as nicotine or alcohol). As most of us know, banning drugs does not stop customers from purchasing them. ... Read More »

Engineering Student Admitted Selling Drugs He Ordered From Dark Web

Zhe Wang, a 20 year-old Queens resident and former engineering student at the University at Buffalo, admitted to money laundering and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. He was one of three people taken into custody. In 2015, Wang used around $74,000 worth of bitcoins to purchase Xanax from a darknet marketplace. According to the law enforcement authorities, the former UB ... Read More »

A Few Linux Distros for Dark Web Explorers

Those who know what they’re doing on the dark web generally say that using Tor, by itself, is not enough to protect you. Traffic analysis and other methods have been used to de-anonymize users numerous times. While using a VPN is also helpful, security experts frequently recommend using Linux distros for additional privacy. That being said, it’s also a frequent ... Read More »

Dark Web Use Rising Making Drugs Safer EU Report Says

According to a report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), dark net usage is rising in popularity in the EU. The report says the dark web had received pretty much attention in the past and is playing an important role in the drug trade “particularly with respect to sales of new psychoactive substances.” The EMCDDA ... Read More »