Amazon Patent to Help Unmask Bitcoin Users by Subscribing to “Data Stream”

Amazon Patent to Help Unmask Bitcoin Users by Subscribing to “Data Stream”

Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, has a new patent that takes the unique authoritative opinion contrary to the decentralized pseudo-anonymous outlook for virtual currency—namely, bitcoin. The patent uses its data-stores to establish the active participants in bitcoin transactions so as to trade the said information on to a subscriber base, a crucial component that would be very useful in law enforcement. Bitcoin among other digital coins are not even a decade old. However, most people…

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Trial Begins for a Couple Who Sold Son on Dark Web for €10,000

Trial Begins for a Couple Who Sold Son on Dark Web for €10,000

The trial of a couple who advertised and sold their son on the dark web to pedophiles are underway in Germany. They are scheduled to face charges of rape and child trafficking. In a different but related case, the couple, Christian L., 39, and his law wife Berrin T., 47, initially gave up valuable evidence for the prosecution of a pedophile gang and are expected to appear as witnesses for the sentencing of the eight…

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Dark web Evidence to feature in high-profile Irish gangland case

Dark web Evidence to feature in high-profile Irish gangland case

The state police force of the Republic of Ireland, Gardai, is expected to present evidence seized from the dark web in the forthcoming high-profile case against an organized Irish dark web criminal gang. Recently, the organized Irish criminal gangs have been on the rise particularly with the use of virtual currencies and bitcoin to launder money from illegal practices such as dark web drug trafficking, to maximize their wealth. Evidence suggests that criminals have gone…

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Cryptocurrency news roundup, April 27, 2018

Cryptocurrency news roundup, April 27, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Various cryptocurrency exchanges suspended ERC-20 token deposits over critical bug This week, multiple cryptocurrency exchanges, including OKEx, HitBTC, Poloniex, and Shapeshift, suspended ERC-20 token deposits and withdrawals over a critical smart contract bug that allowed malicious actors to create a seemingly unlimited number of tokens in affected contracts. Using the bug, dubbed “batchOverFlow,” the malicious actors could then transfer the tokens to an exchange…

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Benton County sheriffs mine Bitcoin for dark web investigations

Benton County sheriffs mine Bitcoin for dark web investigations

As the conversation on the good and bad of cryptocurrency rages, the sheriff’s office in Benton County is way ahead of the talk. In 2017, their unit dedicated to handling cyber crimes decided to venture into the untamed waters of Bitcoin mining. Their interest in the matter, however, was purely out of need and not for wealth creation. In other terms, the office had to try Bitcoin mining after an operation showed them its necessary…

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Suspects on dark web credit cards used to purchase appliances arrested

Suspects on dark web credit cards used to purchase appliances arrested

Police in Macon County have detained several suspects related to credit cards stolen and sold on the dark web, and later used in making transactions in purchasing appliances. They say that several thousands of dollars have been spent by the people. These arrests reveal the severity of the matter and its extent. The dark web continues to come up with newer ways to loot from stores and unsuspecting clients without alerting the authorities. Most recently…

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Another Ohio Student Sentenced for Drug Distribution

Another Ohio Student Sentenced for Drug Distribution

In late March, DeepDotWeb covered the arrests of several college students in Athens, Ohio, who had been buying drugs on the darknet and reselling them to fellow students and classmates. The case involved a wide spread of law enforcement agencies such as Athens County Sheriff’s Deputies, the United States Postal Service, and even the U.S. Marshals Service. During the investigation, Athens County Prosecutor Keller J. Blackburn proudly vocalized his first case with court documents that…

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DoctorX & his Chemical Brothers and Sisters

DoctorX & his Chemical Brothers and Sisters

“We have some fresh news from our friends of Energy Control International If you have visited Silk Road or Evolution Forums, you will probably have heard about DoctorX. DoctorX has gathered his superpowers with a group of SuperHeroes from International Drug Checking Service from Energy Control International: Doctor X and his Chemical Brothers and Sisters (Admiral Tryptamine, Daddy Poppy, Lady K, Madame DMA, Miss Nexus and Super Paper) will fight against the Forces of Evil…

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Man Arrested for Secretly Filming Children in Restrooms

Man Arrested for Secretly Filming Children in Restrooms

Jonathan Oldale, a 54-year-old Maryland man, allegedly placed a backpack with a hidden camera in the bathroom of a Silver Spring gymnastics center. The backpack, easily attributable to Oldale, led police to his house and other devices he kept at home. On at least one device, the police found evidence that Oldale had been using the darknet and that he may have used the former darknet child abuse forum “PlayPen.” An employee at the gymnastics…

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Maryland Man Gets 20 Years for Distributing Child Pornography

Maryland Man Gets 20 Years for Distributing Child Pornography

A 30-year-old Maryland man will spend nearly 20 years behind bars for distributing child abuse content through the darknet and other file sharing programs. After release, the man will spend the remainder of his life on supervised release. In early 2017, Silver Spring resident Kevin Heiting pleaded guilty to sharing more than 100,000 child abuse photos on the darknet. DeepDotWeb, last year, covered the man’s guilty plea wherein he admitted that he had more than…

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