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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 »

The Youth and Cybercrime – the New Generation of ‘Cyber Criminals’

Cybercrime is commonly understood to include a broad range of criminal activities that use computers, digital devices, and the Internet. Despite almost 40 years of incidents, cybercrime still does not have a universally accepted definition in literature. Most authors classify cybercrimes based on the role of technology and criminal modus operandi. We’re in a world right now where children younger ... Read More »

Cyber Threat Intelligence: Hunting Cyber Criminals

Cyber Security differs from CTI (Cyber Threat Intelligence). While the first deals with the technical aspects of protecting informatic systems and web applications, the second regards the intelligence applied to information, taking form in different ways like OSINT (Open Source Intelligence), HUMINT (Human Intelligence) and SOCMINT (Social Media Intelligence). The first important thing to understand what “cyber threat intelligence” means, ... Read More »

DHS Says Darknet Criminals Are Switching From Bitcoin to Monero

The United States federal government continues to view the privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) as a potential tool for cybercriminals. An agent with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told CNBC recently that cybercriminals are “looking more closely at other currencies like Monero and Ethereum.” Earlier this year an FBI agent with the bureau’s Cyber Division told reporters at ... Read More »

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UK Government on Search For Cyber Experts to Crackdown on Dark Web Criminals

The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) is actively recruiting cyber experts and dark web analysts to focus on the crackdown of illicit drug rings and operations being pursued by dark web marketplaces. Specifically, NCA is on a lookout for G5 Armed Surveillance Investigator in the Armed Operations Unit, which according to local sources will cooperate with the Intelligence and Operations ... Read More »

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EU Report: Criminals Lack the Skill to Use Cryptocurrencies

A recent EU SNRA report [pdf] outlined the current risks in the terrorist financing (TF) and money laundering (ML) sectors. The European Commission report briefly outlined virtual currencies (VCs) and then boldly claimed that “criminal organizations” avoided them due to the “high technology required.” Criminals want to use virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, Monero, or Litecoin—but the currencies are too ... Read More »

German law enforcement arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of buying drugs from the dark web with the interntion to resell.

Bavarian Justice Minister To Introduce Bill Resulting In More Efficient Investigations Against Darknet Criminals

Bavarian Justice Minister Winfried Bausback (Christian Social Union – CSU) seeks to introduce a bill, which would help German law enforcement authorities to identify and prosecute darknet criminals, who are either ordering or selling drugs that are shipped via the national postal service. In order to combat illegal trafficking on the dark web, Bausback plans to introduce a bill, which ... Read More »

Demand For Ethical Hackers Rise as Corporations Look to Combat Dark Web Criminals

Hackers are categorized into black, grey and white hat hackers. Black hat hackers are individuals or groups which target corporations and organizations with a malicious intent for political or financial gain. Grey hat hackers aim to find exploits in the computer and IT systems of corporations and either publish the findings or request incentive for the exploitation. Lastly, white hat ... Read More »

German Attorney General: “We Only Catch The Stupid Criminals”

Andreas May, the Attorney General of Frankfurt, said that law enforcement authorities in Germany only arrest those darknet criminals who are “stupid”. Dark web crime in Germany had seen a rapid increase in the past year. In recent months, law enforcement authorities in the country had arrested and prosecuted numerous criminals who were using the dark web to purchase illicit ... Read More »

Mystery Device on Dark Web Allows Criminals to Steal Cars

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has warned drivers against a mystery device currently being circulated around the dark web. According to Roger Morris from NICB, a device that is currently being sold on darknet marketplaces enables hackers and criminals to steal cars by relaying a smart key’s signal to a secondary device. Essentially, with two data relaying devices, criminals ... Read More »

Europol: The Dark Web Is The Heaven For Organized Criminals In The EU

According to Europol director Rob Wainwright, the internet, and especially the darknet, is the “new field of action” of organized criminals in the European Union. The Europol director emphasized that the internet is used by criminals to illicit activities and trafficking of all kinds: the smuggling of weapons and narcotics, the spread of online child sexual abuse material. This was ... Read More »

Average Age of Cyber Crime Suspects is 17, Young Criminals Enter Dark Web

According to the National Crime Agency (NCA), a national law enforcement agency in the UK, the average age of cyber crime suspects is 17. An increasing number of young criminals are entering the dark web, engaging themselves in illicit activities linked to drug distribution and hacking. Earlier this month, NCA released a research paper actively investigating the motive of young ... Read More »

A document for the danger in the net: A firearm, which was distributed in the Darknet and 2016 in Germany police secured. Switzerland also took part in the international search.

Swiss Cantonal Police Facing Difficulties In The Prosecution Of Dark Net Criminals

According to a report, the cantonal police in Bern, Switzerland is confronted with new challenges when they are investigating cybercrime-related cases. The Swiss cantonal police published a crime report on Monday, in which they only gave a few words to cybercrime. According to them, the investigations against internet criminals are “very complex and elaborate”. Law enforcement authorities admitted that they ... Read More »