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US Supreme Court Hears Landmark Cellphone Privacy Case

On Wednesday, November 29th oral arguments in the case of Carpenter v. United States began in the Supreme Court of the United States. The Carpenter v. United States case could have huge implications for digital privacy in the United States. Some privacy rights activists are calling this case the biggest case on digital privacy rights of this century. The court’s ... Read More »

Man in Dark Web Child Pornography Case Sentenced to 9 Months

On November, 22, 32-year-old Nicholas S. Jernigan was sentenced to nine months in prison for possessing child pornography. Judge Brent Robinson of Richard County Common Pleas, gave Jernigan prison time for pleading guilty pandering obscenity involving a minor and five years’ probation for nine other counts. During the plea hearing Judge Robinson explained that the pandering obscenity involving a minor ... Read More »

More Prison Time for Ex-Agent in Silk Road Case

Shaun Bridges, the dirty Secret Service agent who had already landed a six-year prison sentence for the theft of $800,000 worth of bitcoins during the Silk Road investigation, just received another two-years for another bitcoin heist. In March 2015, authorities arrested Shaun Bridges and Drug Enforcement Administration agent Carl Force. Both men had been part of the team behind the ... Read More »

Almost 400 Investigated in Finnish Darknet Case

Between October 9 and October 29 alone, Finland’s National Bureau of Investigation identified 396 suspected criminals during the investigation into the Onion Channel, a darknet imageboard for Finnish speakers. The Onion Channel, known in Finnish as “Sipulkanava,” functioned like any other imageboard but users also arranged drug deals through the site. On November 1, Finnish Police and Finnish Customs Enforcement ... Read More »

Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Darknet Fentanyl Case

Two Chinese nationals have been indicted in an international drug trafficking investigation. The two Chinese men who were indicted include 38 year old Jian Zhang and 40 year old Xiaobing Yan. Both men were indicted on charges of trafficking fentanyl into the United States. Law enforcement claims that the two men had made transactions on the darknet to American and ... Read More »

USAO Sees San Diego’s First Carfentanil Trafficking Case

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of California, according to a press release on the Attorney’s site, is currently prosecuting a case involving the mail-based distribution of carfentanil, fentanyl, and ketamine. For the Attorney’s Office, this case marks a milestone in prosecution history; this is their first local case involving carfentanil. Postal seizures in this case began in ... Read More »

2 Canadians Arrested in Darknet Fentanyl Case

Two Canadians have been arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for distributing fentanyl and carfentanil through darknet markets. The Kelowna Royal Canadian Mounted Police worked with law enforcement agencies across Canada including the Calgary Police, as well as agencies in the United States such as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and law enforcement in Australia, in an international investigation ... Read More »

Black Death Group Kidnapping Case is a Publicity “Sham”

Chloe Ayling, the model kidnapped by alleged operatives of a darknet human trafficking ring, recently announced a book “exposing every detail of the ordeal.” She signed the book deal as hastily as she fired her modelling agent to replace him with a celebrity speaking agent. Given the few details provided by Ayling, combined with the seemingly contradictory ones provided by ... Read More »

Man sentenced over 300 years for Darkweb child porn case

A resident of Virginia has been sentenced to 300 years in prison for engaging in child pornographic acts. Before his arrest, he had been finding victims for his pornographic acts from the darknet under the screen name, Va Dad4yung. Henrick Styles pleaded guilty to 37 charges but could be in jail for 25 years after forcing a plea deal. This ... Read More »

Details Released In The Case Of The German Arms Dealer Who Sold A Glock Gun To The Münich Shooter

A German news publication released further information in the case of the 32-year-old darknet weapon vendor who sold a Glock gun to the Münich shooter.  The Münich shooting incident – occurred on July 22, 2016 in the vicinity of the Olympia shopping mall – took the lives of 10 people (including the shooter himself) and injured five others. The 18-year-old ... Read More »

Lithuanian Court gives Green Light for Man to be extradited to the U.S. in Phishing Case

A local court in Vilnius, Lithuania on Monday approved for a businessman suspected of defrauding more than $100 million out of two major multinational tech companies, Google and Facebook in a cyber crime case to be extradited to the United States. Although the U.S. indictment failed to mention the names of the companies, Snieguole Uzdanaviciene, Rimasauskas’ attorney, said the firms ... Read More »

Pedophile In Sextortion Case Used The Dark Web To Cover His Activities

Law enforcement authorities, after a 20-months long investigation, discovered that the arrested pedophile, who made threats and sextorted underaged victims on social media, used the darknet to mask his IP address. Federal and local authorities held a joint press conference on August 7 announcing the arrest of a long- searched pedophile who allegedly targeted minors with social media threats and ... Read More »

Seven Indicted In Swedish Narcotic Vendor Case

  On June 7, the prosecution charged six men and a woman from Skövde, Sweden, and Grebbestad, Sweden, for running a vendor shop on the dark web selling drugs to their customers. A law enforcement operation on New Year’s Eve led to a comprehensive indictment of a former convict from Skövde, whom the prosecution believes was the mastermind of the ... Read More »

Corrupt Fed’s “Frivolous” Appeal Denied in Silk Road Case

At least two former members of the US law enforcement agencies tasked with taking down the Silk Road demonstrated gross abuse of power. One of the two, a former Secret Service agent named Shaun W. Bridges, stole more than $800,000 in bitcoins from Silk Road accounts. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Seeborg convicted Bridges of the theft in 2015 and ... Read More »