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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 »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, March 10, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Cryptocurrency exchange Binance fended off a ‘massive’ theft attempt One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, was recently hit with a large scale theft attempt, that it managed to fend off. According to a report published by the company, hackers have been phishing its users since early January, and ... Read More »

Member of Connecticut Opioid Ring Sentenced to 10 Years

A Connecticut man will spend 10 years in prison for participating in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy. The dealer, 32-year-old Jared McBriarty of Bristol, Connecticut, worked with at least two other Connecticut men to import fentanyl, ecstasy, and alprazolam from a darknet vendor in China, court officials said. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and one ... Read More »

Platforms with Bitcoin and Co. are to register their users in a central database, according to the EU Council.

Bitcoin news roundup, December 10, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: CBOE to launch Bitcoin futures on December 10 Last week, DeepDotWeb reported on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) receiving approval from the U.S: Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to trade Bitcoin futures on its platform. At the time, the date in which the regulated exchange would list Bitcoin ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, September 10, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Cryptocurrency complaints surged this year, just like its userbase A recent report published by student loan market LendEDU revealed that cryptocurrency-related customer complaints, the majority of which against Coinbase, filed with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) surged this year. According to the report, a total of seven ... Read More »

Man Sentenced To 10 Years after 2016 Darknet Bust

In 2016, Benjamin Bricker was arrested for distributing cocaine purchased from the Darknet. The 26-year-old man pleaded guilty to the criminal counts and has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Bricker was accused of being in possession of cocaine valued at 4 to 200 grams. According to the law, the punishment for this type of crime is a sentence ... Read More »

Attempted Grenade Buyer Gets 10 Years in Prison

After an investigation by the NCA and Organised Crime Partnership, authorities arrested a suspect for an attempted grenade purchase. The suspect, a 22-year-old man, pleaded guilty to an attempted grenade purchase. He paid a darknet vendor for a fully functioning grenade, the OCP said. A judge recently sentenced the 22-year-old Luis McMullan to 10 years in prison for his crimes. ... Read More »

Cybersecurity Insurance Market to Increase by 3X to $10 Billion in 2020

The demand for cyber security systems and solutions have been on the rise as a result of the emergence of complex and highly sophisticated ransomware, hacking attacks and security breaches. Although analysts agree that prevention is the optimal solution against ransomware attacks and other forms of hacking attacks, companies have begun to seek cyber security insurance as ransomware attacks began ... Read More »

Windows 10 is not Free – Privacy Issues

Did you know that Microsoft records your voice, camera and every keystroke on Windows 10? Of course, it’s all in the Terms of Agreement. “When you interact with your Windows device by speaking, handwriting, or typing, Microsoft collects speech, inking, and typing information – including information about your Calendar and People [contacts]…” Here’s their privacy statement preview for Windows 10. ... Read More »

10 Arrested As Part Of Operation Hyperion In Sweden

Law enforcement authorities in Kronoberg County, Sweden arrested 10 of the 50 alleged suspects who were identified as dark net narcotics buyers. ”We have received information that there are suspected buyers in Ljungby. In Växjö, two people were arrested in Araby Park. Police found a few hundred grams of cannabis on them,” said Robert Loeffel, Head of Region South. During ... Read More »

10 Ways Your Privacy is at Risk

Did you think that using a VPN when browsing the world wide web would be more than enough to be safe from surveillance programs and tracking efforts from various organizations, advertisement companies, and government agencies? How about using TAILS OS? If that’s the case then unfortunately you were wrong. No VPN or specially designed operating system could counter some of ... Read More »

Research: Top 10 Cities Hosting Botnets

According to a new report by security firm Symantec, Turkey hosts the most botnets by population in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). The most populous cities in the country are Istanbul and the Turkish capital Ankara, containing the highest and second highest botnet controlled devices in the region. Italy and Hungary follow Turkey, taking the second and third ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup September 11th, 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments BitcoinTalk’s user data from 2015 hack for sale on the dark web Back in 2015, a BitcoinTalk employee was victim of a social engineering attack that, according to forum administrator Theymos, could have compromised emails, private messages and even password hashes. A couple of days ago, all the data ... Read More »

Indicted Silk Road Admin Will Appeal Extradition Within 10 Days

Gary Davis, the Irishman ordered to be extradited to the U.S. in order to stand trial for his role as a Silk Road admin, told the press that he will be appealing the decision. Davis, formerly known as Libertas, has been fighting the extradition case for close to three years in opposition to “being dumped into an American Gulag to ... Read More »