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13.8.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Alphabay Vendor “Area51” aka “DarkApollo” Sentenced to 6.5 Years Chaudhry Ahmad Farooq, as with many vendors, worked with a partner when selling heroin and cocaine on Alphabay. Farooq managed the operation; he handled the darknet presence, communicated with suppliers, and touched the actual product. According to court documents, Farooq’s partner, Abudullah Almashwali, ran errands for Farooq. Almashwali purchased stamps (in ... Read More »

How Gunmen Covertly Trade Ammunition Over Dark Web

DeepDotWeb has offered extensive coverage on how the dark web and its marketplaces have evolved into well-structured criminal organizations over the past few years, making it that much more difficult for governments and law enforcement agencies to track. The sophisticated structures of dark web marketplaces and criminal organizations have been highlighted by various law enforcement agencies including the French national ... Read More »

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7.8.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

MalwareTech Arrested for Creating the Kronos Banking Trojan One of the more controversial topics of the week involved Marcus Hutchins, the malware researcher who accidentally slowed the WannaCry ransomware outbreak by finding and purchasing a domain that served as a “kill switch.” The discovery slowed the outbreak enough that some countries were able to apply critical OS patches, resulting in ... Read More »

High School Students In India Ordered LSD From The Dark Web

Four teenagers from India, currently heading towards the end of their high school years, ordered LSD from the dark web. Law enforcement authorities identified them while they were investigating a suspect in another case. The media outlet detailed that the high school students were identified when law enforcement authorities searched a “series of drug rackets” on July 2. After the ... Read More »

Israel Approves Web Censorship Law to Tackle Illegal Activities Online

  Hard Luck to Israel Darknet users following the recent announcement of the government to block all activities deemed illegal on the internet including the Darknet marketplaces. The court has approved web censorship laws to fight against all these activities. The effort is to fight against online prostitution service, illegal gambling, terror group websites and other drugs and illicit related ... Read More »

Dark Web LSD Distributor Arrested, Operated in the Netherlands, Britain and Germany

  A Piyush, India-based event manager and engineer, was arrested by officials from the Special Task Force of the Prohibition and Excise department (STFPE) and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for utilizing a dark web marketplace to purchase and distribute drugs including LSD from and to India, the Netherlands, Britain and Germany. In an interview with local Indian publications, Excise ... Read More »

Federal Judge Orders FBI Dark Web Sting to be Kept Secret

Magistrate Judge Paige Gossett ordered an FBI dark web sting to be kept confidential despite the evidence necessary to uncover the details of the investigation for a fair and transparent case. Earlier this month, Tyrell Fears, a graduate of Dutch Fork High School, along with two other men were arrested and charged for conspiracy to murder. Officials and investigators from ... Read More »

Former Employee of Healthcare Giant Sells Data of 1 Million Clients on Dark Web

  Former employee of Bupa, the multi-billion dollar healthcare giant with over 84,000 employees, was fired from the company after selling between 500,000 and 1 million medical records on the dark web. Earlier this month, analysts and consultancy firms including DataBreaches discovered that the former employee whose identity remains undisclosed had sold several batches of hundreds of thousands of medical ... Read More »

The Deep Web, Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and Psychonauts

Generally speaking, the internet and social media are growing in popularity at considerably rapid rates and presently play a pivotal role in the sale, distribution and marketing of “quasi” legal drugs. The quasi-anarchic nature of online marketplaces is gradually imposing a myriad of changes in illegal drug scenarios, changing the drug market to a virtual rather than a street perspective, ... Read More »

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30.7.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Fentanyl Vendor “NarcoBoss” Busted in Philadelphia Although the arrest occurred in early July, details are still trickling down the wire as curious members of the community discover the vendor’s social media accounts. NarcoBoss, once known as DNMKingpin on a banned Alphabay account, landed amidst a high-profile FBI, HSI, and USPIS investigation. The feds ordered enough of NarcoBoss’s products to build ... Read More »

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24.7.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

A Globally Coordinated Operation Just Took Down Alphabay and Hansa The events over the past three weeks were not unrelated to Alphabay’s downtime, law enforcement agencies revealed on July 20. Although even before the announcement, the world learned that Alexandre Cazes’s death was directly linked to an investigation into Alphabay and even alpha02. Law enforcement agencies spoke with Martin Cazes, ... Read More »

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17.7.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Alleged Alphabay Admin Found Dead in Bangkok Jail On July 12, news sites in Thailand reported that a 26-year-old Canadian man had died in a Bangkok jail. The news spread quickly and the world soon learned the man’s identity: Alexandre Cazes of Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. Alphabay marketplace disappeared when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police raided locations throughout Trois-Rivières, hunting for ... 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 »

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9.7.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Fear, Uncertainty, and Alphabay Alphabay—a marketplace often amidst minor drama—kicked the hornet’s nest of angry, worried, or otherwise irritated Reddit users. The marketplace unexpectedly dropped offline on July 4. Not even six hours later, the /r/darknetmarkets subreddit had fallen into a state of disarray. Alphabay is still on the DeepDotWeb “Top Markets” list, but it may not be there for ... Read More »

3.7.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

US Fentanyl Vendor Gets Busted On Handwriting Federal agencies brought down a pair of fentanyl vendors from Ohio with oddly unnecessary tactics. Federal agents bought fentanyl from darknet vendors. They then profiled the packs and and found the couple’s most frequented Post Office. Through “surveys,” they connected one of the defendants, James Halpin, to the case. Agents then intercepted an ... Read More »