Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Bulk Buying Cannabis off The Dark Web.

Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Bulk Buying Cannabis off The Dark Web.

Postal service providers play a big role in the dark web drug trade; they facilitate delivery of drug packages unknowingly. Dependence on postal services to deliver packages has proven to be a big challenge to dark web drug trade, as postal inspectors have been intercepting mailed packages leading to arrests and subsequent prosecution of alleged package owners. Jesse McMahon, 25, who has been in custody since June is an interception victim of packages delivered through…

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Hackers Behind the October Data Breach Exposing Data on Darknet Identified by Malaysia Police

Hackers Behind the October Data Breach Exposing Data on Darknet Identified by Malaysia Police

In October 2017, a data breach hit the whole country of Malaysia which went down into history as one of the worst ever recorded in the country. Over 46 million mobile phone subscribers were affected, and their data were later exposed on the Darknet for sale. The Malaysia police have identified the brains behind that incident after a thorough investigation. On Thursday, they officially announced that they have identified several suspects linked to the data…

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Georgia Man Jailed For Role in Cybercrime against Kansas County

Georgia Man Jailed For Role in Cybercrime against Kansas County

A Georgia man will now spend two years and three months in federal prison for his role in an email parody scheme that cost Sedgwick County more than $566,000. George S. James, a 49-year-old from Brookhaven, Georgia, was on Wednesday sentenced to 27 months in prison, according to U.S Attorney Tom Beall. James pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. According to James, on the 7th of October 2016, he came in contact with…

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British Teen Bought Car Bomb from the Darknet

British Teen Bought Car Bomb from the Darknet

A 19-year-old British man from Wolverhampton was recently convicted of attempting to import explosives for the purpose of building a car bomb. Gurtej Randhawa was arrested in May of this year after picking up a package which was supposed to contain an explosive device capable of being remotely detonated. Officers from the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency’s Armed Operations Unit led the investigation, and had intercepted Randhawa’s package. The explosive device was removed from the…

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Germany: Dutch Dark Web Drug Dealer Arrested with Drugs worth $3.5 million

Germany: Dutch Dark Web Drug Dealer Arrested with Drugs worth $3.5 million

Since the Munich shooting took place, German law enforcement has taken an initiative to crackdown on the dark web. They have made the dark web the new center of crime investigations. The law enforcement groups have made multiple arrests of dark web users, both single handedly and in association with other international agencies. In the latest arrest made on November 16, German police arrested a 29-year-old Dutch man accused of running an international narcotics business…

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Boy Who Murdered Two Teens and Posted It of the Dark Web Revealed Murder Plans Days Ahead

Boy Who Murdered Two Teens and Posted It of the Dark Web Revealed Murder Plans Days Ahead

  There is a sickening truth about the case of 19-year-old Marcel Hesse, the infamous psycho who is on trial for killing his neighbor and an alleged internet friend in Herne, Germany. Hesse stabbed Jaden, the deceased 56 times and according to a court report, he posted his plans of committing the barbaric act on WhatsApp days before. Reports suggest that Hesse sent messages to a 19-year-old friend on WhatsApp, a chat platform four days…

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East Timor Veteran Jailed for Darknet Weapon Purchase Attempt

East Timor Veteran Jailed for Darknet Weapon Purchase Attempt

  Michael Eling Falconer, an East Timor veteran has pleaded guilty to attempting to use Bitcoin to purchase weapons on the Darknet. In the Melbourne court, Falconer admitted that he tried to purchase four Glock pistols and a Silencer from the Darknet. In an investigation, it was revealed that the East Timor veteran wanted to import the weapons and sell them to triads and bike-gangs in Melbourne. According to reports, he is suffering from post-traumatic…

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28.11.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

28.11.17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

More Prison Time for Ex-Agent in Silk Road Case The Department of Justice announced that Shaun Bridges, a corrupt Secret Service agent who investigated Ross Ulbricht, will spend even more time in prison. He had previously received a six-year prison sentence for stealing $800,000 in Bitcoin during the Silk Road investigation. The additional two years stemmed from a case involving yet another Bitcoin theft. At least two federal agents involved in the Silk Road investigation…

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Day Trader Used Bitcoin to Hide Earnings from the SEC

Day Trader Used Bitcoin to Hide Earnings from the SEC

A 42-year-old day trader named Joseph P. Willner caught charges relating to illegal broker account usage and market manipulation through a scheme involving Bitcoin and private messaging applications. According to a Securities and Exchange Commission press release, Willner and an accomplice collected more than $700,000 through their “after hours” scheme. Willner’s partner had access to more than 100 brokerage accounts belonging to unsuspecting victims. With the lower trading volume that accompanies after-hours trading, the duo…

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Suspended Sentence for German Counterfeit Buyer

Suspended Sentence for German Counterfeit Buyer

In Bamberg, a set of poorly printed euro notes led to the arrest of a 26-year-old who had ordered hundreds of counterfeit euros from the darknet. The investigation began in January after a shopkeeper immediately spotted the fake notes based on their poor design and construction. Despite the defendant’s poor odds of walking out of the courtroom, the judge let him walk with a relatively light sentence. In January 2017, the 26-year-old Bamberger attempted to…

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