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Police Take Down Dark Net Media Site “Deepdotweb” in Fifth Major Dark Net Bust in Six Weeks

Police from the Tel Aviv Police Cybercrime Unit have arrested two Israeli citizens accused of running a Dark Net media site called “Deepdotweb.” Several other French, German, Dutch and Brazilian nationals have also been arrested in an operation coordinated between local authorities and the US… Read More

“Wall Street Market,” World’s Second Largest Dark Net Market, Closed After Busts in Germany and US; Six Figures in Cryptocurrency Seized

Police in Germany and the US moved in this week to arrest three men in Germany they believe operated “Wall Street Market,” the world’s second largest Dark Net market for drugs and other illicit products, The Telegraph reports. Two more men associated with the case,… Read More

Addicted Drug Sellers Who Used Bitcoins “For Secrecy” Jailed in UK

Six individuals in Leeds in Northern England have been convicted for their alleged involvement in a drug trafficking operation that used Bitcoins to import crystal methamphetamine from Canada, Examiner Live reports. The four main suspects in the case are Hassan Jalilian, Michael Bendo, Gohar Manzoor… Read More

Flight Info, Baggage Displays and Email at Cleveland Airport Downed by Ransomware

Officials from the Cleveland Mayor’s Office are reportedly downplaying the significance of what appears to have been a successful ransomware attack on flight info, baggage and email systems at the Cleveland Airport, WTOC reports. Those systems are currently down, though “no hacking” has taken place… Read More

Second Dark Net Bust in New York Results in First Conviction for Money Laundering by Cryptocurrency

Two men who ran a Dark Net website called NextDayGear from which they sold more than 10 000 packages of illicit drugs have been convicted in New York. The men, Callaway Crain, 35, and Mark Sanchez, 35, both plead guilty, and now face between 2.5 and… Read More

Winklevosses and Shrem, Early Bitcoiners, Settle Old Score

The Winklevoss twins have reached a settlement with Charlie Shrem in the case they brought against him last November claiming he stole $61 000 USD of their funds and used them to buy 5000 Bitcoins in 2012. While details of the settlement are not publicly… Read More

Powerful New Android Malware Using Accessibility Feature to Ransack Financial Accounts

Hackers are selling and using a potentially devastating “new generation of (Trojan) malware” called Gustuff to hijack bank, cryptocurrency, remittance, and payment details and accounts of Android users, cybersecurity firm Group IB reports. Notably, the malware exploits Android Accessibility Service features designed to help  disabled… Read More

$4.5 Million in Cryptocurrencies Seized and 61 Arrested in International Dark Net Opioid Market Crackdown

61 people have been arrested and 50 Darknet accounts shut down following a joint operation against Dark Net opioid markets executed by J-CODE, the Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement team. According to an FBI press release, the arrests were made as part of Operation… Read More

Hacker Claims to Have Stolen 200 Bitcoins From Dark Net Sites via “TypoSquatting”

A hacker has been bragging on the Dark Net that he or she siphoned 200 bitcoins ($760 000 USD) from Dark Net websites by using an impersonation scam known as “typo-squatting,” cybersecurity firm Digital Shadows reports. On the Dark Net, “Typo-squatting” involves subtle alphanumeric bait-and-switch… Read More

UK Firm Auctioning 315 Seized Bitcoins for Belgian Government

UK auction house Wilson’s Auctions will be selling 215 Bitcoins, Bitcoin Gold “coins” and Bitcoin Cash “coins” in a 24-hour Timed Online Auction starting February 28th. According to the firm, the coins (104.99 of each), “were seized by the Belgium police as a result of a… Read More

Hacker Now Selling 747 Million People’s Data on Dark Net, Including Data of 450 000 Coinmama Crypto Exchange Users

A hacker that posted 620 million individual’s data for sale earlier this week on the Dark Net marketplace “Dream Market” has now added the private data of an additional 127 million people, including 450 000 users of the Israel-based crypto exchange, Coinmama, TechCrunch reports. The… Read More

Oakland Man Accused of Using Bitcoins on Dark Net to Purchase Chemical Weapon for Use in Domestic Violence

Oakland, California resident Sandford Bemi Faison is being held on charges alleging he tried to buy a toxic chemical on the Dark Net in order to poison his estranged spouse, The Los Angeles Times reports. The intended victim is also the mother of the accused’s two… Read More

Nurse Selling Opiods for Bitcoins on Dark Net Arrested in California

A nurse from Rancho Cordova, California, has been arrested by federal agents in the US and charged with conspiracy and distribution of fentanyl for allegedly selling more than 20 ooo prescription opioid pills and patches over the Dark Net for bitcoins, The Sacramento Bee reports…. Read More

Use of Bitcoin on Dark Net Doubled in 2018 Despite 80% Price Drop

An average of $2 million USD in Bitcoins per day is still flowing into Dark Net markets, despite an 80% price slump and the mid-2017 shuttering of Alpha Bay and Hansa, two popular Dark marketplaces, Reuters reports. Reuters says that flow represents a doubling of… Read More

Mormon Silk Road Dark Net Marketeer Tells All in New Book

A Mormon grandfather in Utah has just published a memoire detailing his involvement with and the subsequent take down of notorious Dark Net marketplace Silk Road, KSL reports. The book, called Silk Road Takedown, is a saga of drugs, faked beatings and corrupt officers that may… Read More

The Dark Net’s Own Boy: Silk Road Captain Denied Last Chance to Appeal Life Sentence

Ross Ulbricht has been denied his last chance to appeal the sentence of double life plus forty years (with no chance of parole) he received after being convicted of running the “Silk Road” illicit online marketplace in 2015. The decision to deny the request was… Read More

US Department of Justice Seizes $20 Million in Bitcoin, Arrests 35 in Darknet Bust

The American Department of Justice (DOJ) announced June 26th that its “First Nationwide Undercover Operation Targeting Darknet Vendors” has resulted in the arrest and charge of 35 individuals accused of selling illicit goods in the Internet underworld. The comprehensive, inter-agency dragnet also seized guns, drugs,… Read More

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