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Authorities Recover $28,000 in a Criminals Dark Web Phishing Scam

TUCSON, AZ – Authorities from Special financial Investigation recovered $28,000 in a criminal dark web phishing scam, funds stolen from a Tucson woman. According to Mark Brnovich, the Attorney General in Arizona, his office committed to the fight against dark web cybercrimes and fraud currently is increasing the work involved. ““My Office organized a team of cybercrime professionals who joined ... Read More »

Polish Pedophiles Exposed By Authorities

Polish Pedophiles Exposed By Authorities   A Polish pedophile forum was brought down when Screenshots displaying terrifying content by pedophiles leaked into the local network. This prompted its admin to call in the police to act on the problem. The leaked screenshots have opened their eyes to these vicious acts. Some of the pedophiles on these networks were asking for ... Read More »

Canadian Authorities Seize Bitcoin from Alleged Silk Road Vendor

According to a Canadian news outlet, the British Columbia Civil Forfeiture Office has claimed $1.4 million in Bitcoin seized after the arrest of a man allegedly connected to the famed Silk Road vendor MarijuanaIsMyMuse. However, the man was arrested in 2013, sentenced in 2015, and free only nine months later. Neither the Civil Forfeiture Office nor the Vancouver Police have ... Read More »

“Black Hand” Darknet Forum Seized by French Authorities

C. Aliens “Black Hand” Darknet Forum Seized by French Authorities Customs in France announced the end of an operation that resulted in the takedown of a French darknet forum known as the “Black Hand.” According to the announcement from the Minister of Public Accounts, the forum—also described as a market—facilitated the trade of drugs, fake identification documents, stole data and ... Read More »

Bearish Authorities Sold $14M of Cryptos Seized from Darknet Busts

Law enforcement in Germany sold more than $14 million (€12 million) worth of seized cryptos for fear that their prices would fall. The prosecutors and other authorities decided to make an emergency sale of cryptocurrencies that were seized from Darknet related busts. According to Der Tagesspiegel, the bitcoins were treated like ‘perishable food’. The source reported that the prosecutors ordered ... Read More »

Authorities arrest a 24 Year Old Darknet Drug Buyer in Rottenburg as Darknet Drug Network Becomes Stronger in Europe.

A 24-year-old man from the Rottenburg has been arrested by the police for ordering drugs through the Darknet. This the tip of the iceberg in consideration of the massive crackdown they intend to make. According to the prosecutor and the drug detection team, the young man whose name was not revealed ordered the drugs on a large scale through the ... Read More »

Authorities Arrest Three on a Darknet Drug Trade

The Italian authorities intercepted three kilos of marijuana and other substances ordered from the Darknet within the week. An investigation coordinated by Nicola Russo led to the arrest of three individuals. Their names were not given by the authorities as investigation were still in progress. However, the information gathered from the arrest revealed that the ages of the arrested traffickers ... Read More »

Federal Authorities in California are Aggressively Targeting Alphabay and Silk Road Vendors

According to various court documents obtained by ArsTechnica, 11 vendors from large-scale dark web marketplaces Alphabay and Silkroad, which were shut down by the US law enforcement, are set to be sentenced by early 2018. One of the 11 vendors is David Ryan Burchard, a long-time vendor on Alphabay, Silkroad and many other dark web marketplaces. As one of the ... Read More »

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Russian Authorities Busted RAMP, the Oldest Darknet Market

Russian police, in July 2017, shut down the largest remaining darknet market: RAMP aka Russian Anonymous Marketplace. The news surfaced through an official document provided to TASS, a Russian news agency. In July, RAMP went offline for an abnormal and unexpected period of time, naturally distilling fear amongst users. Alphabay and Hansa went down the same month.The market admin, Darkside, ... Read More »

German Authorities Arrested A Dark Web Vendor Group

German law enforcement identified and arrested three persons who allegedly sold narcotics on the dark web. According to the investigators, one of them acted with biological weapons and chemical substances. Recently, after a thorough and complex investigation, Cologne authorities identified and arrested three individuals who were suspected of selling drugs on the dark web. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) ... Read More »

Australian Authorities: Rise In Organized Crime Is Due To The Increased Popularity Of Cryptocurrencies

Australia’s financial sector has experienced a major increase in organized crime. The country’s criminal intelligence agency reported that this rise is due to the growth of online banking systems and increased popularity of cryptocurrencies. Recently, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) published a report, in which the agency stated that the expected damage of the money laundering and further financial ... Read More »

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In Switzerland, Even Authorities Oppose a Darknet Ban

Authorities in Switzerland see an increasing number of crimes linked to the darknet. FDP National Council member and so-called IT expert Marcel Dobler argues that the federalization of police departments that fight cybercrime hinder darknet investigations [and ordinary cybercrime]. The only way to improve the government’s ability to find and catch cybercriminals who retreat to the darknet, according to Dobler, ... Read More »

Swiss Authorities Arrest Three Dream Market Drug Vendors

Recently, Swiss authorities announced that they had identified and arrested three persons who were allegedly selling drugs on the dark web. Law enforcement reported that they had “blocked” the accounts of the suspects. The image the police provided to the announcement is from the Dream Market, where, earlier on, it was reported that some of the vendor accounts were compromised ... Read More »

Utilizing the Blockchain Technology To Maximize the Security of Certificate Authorities

Throughout the past few years, many studies have experimented implementation of the blockchain technology in various aspects on internet security. A recently published study analyzed the influence of the blockchain technology on the development of services offered by various cybersecurity companies across a myriad of industries and sectors with emphasis on certificate authorities and the context of critical infrastructure. Furthermore, ... Read More »

German Authorities Worry About The Dangers Of “Legal Highs”

According to a new report by the Drug Commissioner of the Federal Government in Germany, cheap synthetic drugs, often referred to as “legal highs” since there is no legislation prohibiting such substances, pose a high risk to the drug users who often underestimate the effect and the potency of such drugs. According to the new research, the number of the ... Read More »