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Federal Charge Against Teenager Who Tried To Buy Grenade From The Dark Web

A Kansas teenager was charged by federal prosecutors for attempted purchase of a grenade from the dark web. On April 19, federal prosecutors charged the 18-year-old Carlos Francisco Martin from Coffeyville with receiving an explosive meant to destroy property. According to police information, the suspect used bitcoins to purchase the grenade. Steven Gradert, from defense, said that his client is ... Read More »

Father And Other Man Abused Child And Uploaded Video To The Dark Web

Law enforcement authorities in Lübeck, Germany are investigating a case where two men are suspected of abusing a child multiple times and uploading the video to the darknet. According to the court documents, the public prosecutor’s office in Lübeck accused a 28-year-old man, who is the father of the victim, and a 47-year-old man, of sexually assaulting a two-year-old girl. ... Read More »

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Hotel Card Data Breach Hits 1,200 US Locations, Sold on Dark Web

The $10 billion major British multinational hotels company InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), which operates 5,028 hotels and 742,000 rooms across 100 countries, revealed that 1,200 hotels managed under the IHG management have been infected with sophisticated malware designed specifically to breach into servers and databases that handle sensitive financial information and client data. In December of 2016, KrebsOnSecurity, a cyber ... Read More »

Botnets and the Deep Web

A bot is a special form of malware that is considered one of today’s most sophisticated tools of cybercrime. They enable hackers to control a large number of computers simultaneously, and turn them into an army of “zombie” machines, that operate collectively as a powerful “botnet” to create spam, and commit various forms of malicious activities. What is a botnet? ... Read More »

As Tax Season Approaches, Tax Refund Sales on Dark Web Surge

With the tax season approaching, tax refund sales are on the rise again on the dark web. According to various cyber security firms including the IBM X-Force, 20 million samples of tax-themed spams and scams are captured on a daily basis by the company’s system. In February, DeepDotWeb reported the first case of W-2 form sale on the dark web, ... 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 »

German Standing Trial For Ordering Three Guns From The Dark Web

A man from Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, Germany is standing trial for attempted purchase of three Glock guns from the dark web, along with growing and possessing large amounts of marijuana. “On a late summer afternoon last year. A man is sitting in a supermarket cafe. He’s waiting. A little later a young guy appears. He raises his hand briefly, reveals himself. The ... Read More »

Investment on Security Firms Rise as Dark Web and Bitcoin Ransomware Cases Increase

Early-stage and state-led investments on cybersecurity firms are increasing exponentially. According to reports from the Big Four accounting firms which include EY, PwC, Deloitte and KPMG, the surge in cybersecurity investments is a direct result of rising cases of ransomware attacks, phishing scams and data thefts. Ransomware attacks and phishing scams are correlated in a sense that they both are ... Read More »

95,000 Job Applicant Data of McDonald’s Canada Hacked, Likely Being Sold on Dark Web

An undisclosed group of hackers successfully breached into the database and servers of the $106 billion fast food chain McDonald’s. Representatives of McDonald’s Canada admitted to the theft of three years worth of applicant data. In a statement, McDonald’s Canada further revealed that personal information of 95,000 applications were stolen from the local servers of the company. A wide range ... Read More »

Why Meal-Replacement Drink Company Soylent​ is Opening a Dark Web Store

Venture capital-backed meal replacement drink manufacturer Soylent officially launched a dark web store called Soy Route as a part of its collaborative marketing project with advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy. Similar to alternative dark web marketplaces and stores, Soy Route is a .onion.market website which can only be accessed through the anonymous browser Tor. On the Soy Route dark web store, consumers ... Read More »

Three Young Suspects Bought Kilos Of Drugs From The Dark Web

German investigators arrested three young persons for ordering large amounts of narcotics from the darknet and selling them to local customers. Three young people, between the ages of 16 and 19, are under investigation, the Customs Office in Münich reported on Wednesday. According to police information, since September 2016, the criminal group allegedly ordered at least 12 kilograms of marijuana ... Read More »

German Ordered Narcotics From The Dark Web And Sent Out 46,000 Phishing Emails

Law enforcement authorities arrested a man from Montabaur, Germany for sending out approximately 46,000 phishing emails, and for ordering drugs from the dark net. According to a press release, the Cybercrime Center (LZC) of the General Public Prosecutor’s Office in Koblenz accused a 27-year-old man from Montabaur of computer hacking. According to the results of the investigation conducted by the ... Read More »

Oregon Man Charged For First-Degree Murder, Orders Assassination of His Wife in Dark Web

Stephen Carl Allwine from Cottage Grove, Oregon, who previously made contacts in the Dark Web to plot an assassination of his wife, was indicted by a Washington County grand jury for premeditated first-degree murder.   On March 24, the Washington County District Court officially increased the potential sentence of Allwine from second-degree to first-degree murder, considering the newly acquired pieces ... Read More »