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35 arrested in dark web illegal drugs and arms sweep

Over 35 dark web drugs and arms dealers have been arrested in a nation-wide bust by a joint operation between the US Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Secret Service (USSS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Postal Inspection Service (USPIS). This bust was the first nation-wide undercover operation to sweep dark web ... Read More »

Newcastle Doctor Jailed For Dealing Drugs via the Dark Web

A UK man has been jailed for dealing in illegal drugs via the dark web. 28-year-old Tim Kerr, a doctor and his counterpart, a university friend Adrian Tickridge-Day, 27, imported drugs from the dark web and sold them on the streets. Kerr, when not saving lives at a hospital in Newcastle, was busy being a dark web drug trafficker and ... Read More »

Europol Busts International E-Commerce Fraud Gang

According to the European Police Office, (Europol), 95 suspected fraudsters were arrested in this year’s e-Commerce action. The 2018 e-Commerce action took place from June 4 to 15 and was a joint law enforcement operation between 28 countries from across the globe, coordinated by Europol’s European cybercrime center. A June 19 Europol press release stated that the suspects arrested included ... Read More »

Canadian Programmer Connected to Yahoo Security Breach Handed Five Year Prison Sentence

A Kazakhstani born Canadian living in Hamilton, Ontario, who was associated with the infamous 2014 Yahoo security hack, received a five-year prison sentence. The security breach saw over 500 million Yahoo user accounts compromised, including personal credentials such as names, passwords, emails, phone numbers, and security questions. Some of the stolen credentials were eventually dumped on the dark web by ... Read More »

British Dark Web Fentanyl Gang Captured, Trial Set

Three brits who operated a dark web drug business are now in line for a jail sentence after admitting guilt to selling fatal fentanyl across the globe through a mail order system they set up. Those arrested included: 22-year-old Jake Levene, of Turner Close, Wakefield, 45-year-old Lee Childs of Bedale Court, Morley, Leeds and Mandy Christopher Lowther, a 21-year-old from ... Read More »

Money Laundering Case in Israel Leads to the Seizure of 1000 Bitcoins

On May 21, Hilmi Git was arraigned by the cybercrime division of the State Attorney’s office of Hebron, Israel for supposedly utilizing more than 800 Israeli credit cards to complete 20,000 false exchanges and laundering the cash using bitcoin. The indictment, documented in the Tel Aviv locale courts, affirms that the exchanges they guarantee Git made add up to over ... Read More »

Irish Student Jailed 15 Months for Possessing Child Porn

Conor Emmet, a young Brit has pleaded guilty at a Dublin Circuit Court to charges of possessing graphic child pornography on his 2 personal computers. Emmet, of Northway Estate Finglas, popped up on the Irish police radar in an FBI operation of monitoring a dark web forum named ‘Playpen’ after one person was busted in the United States. The 20-year-old’s ... Read More »

San Diego Dark Web Drug Dealer Receives 10 Year jail Sentence

Sky Justin Gornik, the 39-year old Clairemont dark web drug dealer who was busted for having a large amount of carfentanil, pleaded guilty in court on May 1 to his involvement in a scheme to distribute, deliver and dispense highly potent illegal drugs with the aid of the dark web. He was accused of smuggling carfentanil, fentanyl, and ketamine, as ... Read More »

British Professional Hacker in Line for a Jail Sentence after Guilty Pleas

Grant West, a 26-year-old with the moniker ‘Courvoisier‘, who is known for his cyber-attacks on some big companies in Britain is in line for a possible jail sentence, after admitting to a succession of hacking offenses. Grant, and his girlfriend, Rachel Brookes, used phishing emails to carry out hacks on companies including Uber, Just Eat, Sainsbury, T-Mobile, Coral, Ladbrokes and ... Read More »

Kentucky Man Arrested, Convicted Of Child Pornography

Adrian Grisanti, a 46-year-old man from Louisville, Kentucky, has been found guilty on 20 counts linked to child pornography and an additional count of destroying evidence, according to reports from US Attorney Josh Minkler. Grisanti’s conviction came after a 4-day trial under Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, in Indiana. Child porn, which is one of the most disgusting crimes on the ... Read More »

Illinois Woman Nabbed in Dark Web Murder-For-Hire Plot

‘Murder-for-hire’ a phrase so cruel and dangerous yet keeps on popping up all thanks to the dark web. Many people have the idea that the dark web has made illegal activities, ranging from drugs, guns, and trafficking amongst others easier on the dark web. According to the DuPage County prosecutor’s office, an Illinois woman has been accused of using a ... Read More »

FBI Increases Efforts in Halting Dark Web Drug Use in New Jersey

The opioid crisis in the United States hasn’t shown signs of stopping anytime soon. For some time now, synthetic opioids ordered via the dark web have proven to be a menace in America, causing the government and law enforcement to act in order to control the situation. Despite law enforcement playing their ‘A’ game, the illegal drugs seem to still ... Read More »