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Global Operation Takes Down DDoS-for-Hire Site

On April 24, international law enforcement agencies announced several arrests connected to Webstresser.org, the so-called “largest” booter or stresser service available to the general public. Many of the countries involved in the investigation issued press releases that detailed the arrest of operators in several countries. The international investigation, as explained in a press release from the Dutch police, involved as ... Read More »

Cybercrime Revenue Estimated To Be $1.5 Trillion

To examine the dynamics of cybercrime and its economic monetary performance, Bromium has conducted a research into the cyberspace, revealing an annual revenue as high as $1.5 trillion. The study called “into the web of profit” focused on revenue flow and profit distribution. The CEO of Bromium said that the study was meant to provide an overview analogy of how ... Read More »

German Man Busted for Amphetamine Orders

According to an announcement from police in Gifhorn, Lower Saxony, Germany, the arrest of two darknet dealers in the Netherlands led to the arrest of a 22-year-old in Brome. The press release all but named the two vendors who recently landed in custody in the Netherlands for a massive darknet drug trafficking operation. Dutch authorities knew the arrests would not ... Read More »

Berlin Customs Allegedly Identified Nearly 1,500 Darknet Drug Buyers

According to information obtained by Berliner Morgenpost, the Berlin-Brandenburg Customs Office may have identified as many as 1,500 darknet drug customers in a single operation. The investigation itself, the newspaper reported, has already been completed. By the time the paper had learned of the investigation, the prosecution had already started preparing charges. Internet specialists and digital forensic experts of the ... Read More »

3.5.18 Darknetand Cybercrime Roundup

Sorting Through the Dread & Olympus Drama An incident between HugBunter, one of his admins, and Olympus Market led to the end of Dread—a Reddit-like messageboard exclusive to the darknet. The owner and creator of Dread, HugBunter, explained the situation on Reddit and to DeepDotWeb. We covered the incident not long after the news broke. Since then, HugBunter has explained ... Read More »

Dark Web Increased E-commerce Fraud by 30 Percent, Report Finds

The e-commerce world is continually facing a threat to its rising fame and user appreciation; e-commerce fraud. There has been a steady rise in sales tied to e-commerce platforms across the globe with many embracing the trend. In the same manner, e-commerce fraud has been making a gradual climb from 2015 to date. A report commissioned by Experian highlights 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 »

Progress in Vienna Against Narcotics Drugs on the Dark Market

This March, Vienna hosted the meeting for the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). The countries involved came together to take head-on the agenda of hindrances confounding the drug-control campaign. Among the discussed issues, and one common on American soil was the opioids menace. The discussion featured among many, fentanyl and its derivatives, whose threat is considerably unparalleled. This was ... Read More »

La Plata County Electronic Crime Officers Targets the Dark Web

Specialized electronic crime detective Josh Newman of the Durango Herald Police Department browses through darknet websites—a collection of websites on an encrypted network of which illegal activities and trades such sale of illicit firearms, drugs, stolen credit cards and child pornography take place online. “If you can dream it up, it’s here, on the dark web,” said Detective Newman. “The ... Read More »

Four New Police station and 186 cops to fight Mumbai cyber crime

In response to the high cyber crime cases recorded in Mumbai, the government has set up proactive measures with the introduction of 186 officers and five new police stations. The high record of cyber crime in the cities, with Mumbai recording 38 percent of the total crime in Maharashtra has called for urgent action to be taken. The report confirms ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »