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Large-Scale FBI Dark Web Child Porn Investigation Sees Progress, 1 Pleads Guilty

On May 20, DeepDotWeb reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested over 900 user of PlayPen, a darknet child pornography marketplace, after the initial arrest of its administrators and creators. This week, Arthur Cummings, one of the 900 users of PlayPen, pleaded guilty to his charges of child pornography possession at the US District court in Worcester and ... Read More »

4.6.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

“Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Loses Life Sentence Appeal” A Second Circuit appellate court struck down Ulbricht’s appeal on literally every challenge raised by the defense. The appeal centered on violation of Ulbricht’s Fourth Amendment rights and the evidence tampering caused by the corrupt federal agents investigating Ulbricht and the Silk Road. “Although we might not have imposed the same ... Read More »

Another Spy Program Leaked onto the Dark Web, Second Web Attack Imminent

The WannaCry ransomware infected over 300,000 computers worldwide including those operated by the National Health Service of the UK, the Russian government and multi-billion dollar corporations in merely a week. This week, several publications including the Financial Times and the Sun have reported that yet another global ransomware attack is imminent. As explained by Microsoft president and chief legal officer ... Read More »

How Dark Web Evolved Into a Well-Structured Global Criminal Network

Earlier this week, award-winning business journalist Anthony Hilton explained that the dark web and its anonymous marketplaces operate as well-structured businesses. According to Hilton, the dark web itself portrays the structure and characteristics of a well-structured global criminal network. Over the past few months, law enforcement agencies internationally have started to focus on the crackdown of dark web criminals, drug ... Read More »

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Frankfurt: 50% of German Dark web Traffic is Illegal

On May 8, 2017, the Frankfurt public prosecutor spoke about the darknet and raised more questions regarding law enforcement’s job in policing hidden services. He acknowledged that the line between crime and free speech was undeniably difficult to distinguish. While allowing almost-unrestricted Tor access could save police resources and protect journalists, it might allow crime levels to go unchecked, he ... Read More »

28.5.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

DEA Says Four Recent Vendor Busts are Connected The DoJ announced that four separate darknet opioid cases were connected. The vendors: OwlCity​, DigitalPossi2014, ustous, and Polira. The cases, aside from the drugs involved and darknet markets in general, looked unrelated. The DoJ said very little and left out much needed details. An undercover federal investigation into U-47 vendors? DeepDotWeb Continued: ... Read More »

Cybersecurity Insurance Market to Increase by 3X to $10 Billion in 2020

The demand for cyber security systems and solutions have been on the rise as a result of the emergence of complex and highly sophisticated ransomware, hacking attacks and security breaches. Although analysts agree that prevention is the optimal solution against ransomware attacks and other forms of hacking attacks, companies have begun to seek cyber security insurance as ransomware attacks began ... Read More »

Indian Government Provides Cyber Safety Lessons to Teens to Prevent Dark Web Activity

Delhi police in partnership with local Indian educational institutions and schools have begun to provide cyber safety lessons to teenagers across the country. According to Dependra Pathak, a spokesperson and special commissioner for Delhi Police, the law enforcement agency will teach safe online habits to ensure teenagers don’t get involved in illicit cyber activities and fall victim to illegal operations. ... Read More »

Types of Cyberattacks Hitting the Dark Web – A Research Paper

The dark web represents parts of the internet that only exist on darknets and overlay networks. Special software, such as the Tor browser, and network configurations are required to access various parts of the dark web. Darknets are forms of peer-to-peer (P2P) networks that are operated by individuals as well as public organizations. Tor, I2P and Freenet are the most ... Read More »

Dark Web Child Porn Users Caught Using Clearnet File Sharing Service

Recent federal court documents show that multiple suspected board users of an unnamed DW child porn site have been reportedly ID’d by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). However, unlike the world-wide bust of almost 1000 users of the once-popular DW site “Playpen”, a site which was temporarily run by DHS and FBI agents for a fews days ... Read More »

Cambridge Professor Obtains 2,000 CP on Dark Web Only Receives 1 Year Sentence

Simon Jarvis, a 53-year-old professor at the prestigious educational institution Cambridge University, was sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to the possession and distribution of Category A child pornography. Law enforcement agencies and investigators often categorize child pornography to three levels: Category A, B and C, with A being the most serious. It was revealed that Jarvis ... Read More »

Dark Web Pedo Sentenced 13 Years in Prison

Roy Harvender Jr. from New Castle County, Delaware, a 59-year-old member of Website 19, a dark web child pornography darknet marketplace which fully operated from 2012 to 2014, was arrested and sentenced to 13 years in prison. Harvender, who is better known in the dark web as ricenbeans, actively engaged in the distribution and acquisition of child pornography on the ... Read More »

22.5.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

22.5.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup: “US Darknet Drug Traffickers Arrested After Overdose Of A Teen” The overdose of an 18-year-woman on the US West Coast led to the arrest of a well-known Alphabay vendor on the East Coast, PeterTheGreat. Law enforcement caught the duo behind the vendor account within a few months—an accomplishment authorities used to express the effectiveness ... Read More »