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Alleged Fraudster Caught with Fake IDs and Stolen Credit Cards

According to recent documents filed in Multnomah County, Oregon, an expensive stay at a hotel in Portland followed by a declined credit card transaction led to a suspected fraudster’s arrest. Police arrested the suspect for using stolen credit cards, fake identification documents, and counterfeit currency he had purchased on the darknet. Steven Perini, a felon with a lengthy record of ... Read More »

French national behind UK data breach caught in Thailand

The Europol has announced the arrest of a 25 year old French national who was involved in the cyber-attack of several companies in the past few years. The investigation that led to his arrest started last year when a group of hackers known as the “Rex Mundi” were identified to be behind a hacking case that led to the breach ... Read More »

School Board President Caught Sharing Child Porn

Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent David M. Alley, according to court documents, accused a school board president of a Michigan charter school of sharing “child pornography” on darknet sites. In addition to sharing them, the agent wrote that the school president had also downloaded child pornography to his cell phones and computers.  In a federal court in Michigan, Jesse V. ... Read More »

Pedophile Caught in Homeland Security Operation Sentenced to Prison

According to an announcement from John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, a district court judge sentenced a Connecticut, man to five years in prison for possessing hundreds of pictures and videos that depicted child abuse. The defendant, a 61-year-old from Shelton, Connecticut, named Michael Hull, had been downloading child abuse material on the darknet when ... Read More »

Child Sex Tourist Caught in a Sting Operation in the Philippines

An American pedophile who had been living in Korea literally landed in a police custody sheet house plane touched down at an airport in the Philippines where he had arranged a meeting with someone he assumed was a 17-year-old girl. International authorities had been monitoring the man’s activity on the darknet and clearnet and had prepared for his arrival in ... Read More »

Two Austrian Dealers Caught After Failed Burglary

An April 2017 package seizure led to the arrest of two Austrian men responsible for spreading more than two kilograms of amphetamine throughout Austria. The men, Austrian authorities announced, both redistributed Amphetamine ordered from the darknet and cooked their own amphetamine. If not for a botched burglary in Floridsdorf, the dealers could have continued to sell amphetamines without the police ... Read More »

Pedophile Caught After Leaving His Face in Videos

The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in Wiesbaden and the Central Office for the Suppression of Cybercrime (GDR) in Giessen aired the picture of a pedophile who had shown his face in videos uploaded to darknet child abuse forums. The two police forces jointly issued a press release on March 26, 2018, that explained the situation and called for public ... Read More »

Pedophile Caught Storing Pictures on an iCloud Server

From his home in Longford, Ireland, 51-year-old Sylvio Rose downloaded some of the worst pictures and videos of child abuse that both the case investigator and judge had ever seen. The man download nearly 50,000 pictures and videos of boys and girls under the age of 17. He found many of them on the darknet and admitted sharing them on ... Read More »

Undercover Officers Caught a Darknet Gun Buyer in Germany

Before the District Court in Freyung, a 40-year-old man explained how he had attempted to buy a Glock 17 on the darknet for his own protection. The man’s lawyers explained how the series of events that led up to the gun purchase pushed his client over the edge and encouraged him to buy a firearm on the darknet. In light ... Read More »

Australian Drug Trafficker Caught Using His Own PO Box

Joel Paul Prime, a 32-year-old Eyre Peninsula man, admitted “masterminding” a darknet drug trafficking operation from his family’s rural home. He pleaded guilty in early 2017 to the import and export of a border controlled drug. He later pleaded guilty to almost a dozen other state drug trafficking charges. Recent court documents revealed that the Australian Border Force caught Prime ... Read More »

Darknet Dealers Caught for Shipping 500,000 Pills

In December, authorities arrested two California men for their participation in a massive opioid trafficking conspiracy that spanned the United States. The defendants, Andrew Tablack, a 26-year-old from Beverly Hills, California, and Stephan Durham, a 43-year-old from Altadena, California, allegedly shipped cyclopropyl fentanyl pills across the United States. Authorities claimed that the men operated a darknet market vendor account and ... Read More »

Man Caught for Buying a Glock on the Darknet in 2014

The arrest of a Heidelberg darknet weapons vendor in 2016 helped customs investigators from the Nuremberg Customs Department catch a 26-year-old gun buyer. A press release from the Customs Investigation Office in Munich revealed that the 26-year-old had purchased a gun from the vendor in 2014. During a search of the man’s home, authorities found a matching Glock pistol and ... Read More »

Man Caught With 85 Pot Plants After Ordering Cocaine on the Darknet

According to a press release from the Police Headquarters in Lower Bavaria, Deggendorf investigators received word that a man living in Zwiesel had ordered cocaine from the darknet. At request of the Deggendorf prosecutor, officers arrived at the suspect’s apartment after the cocaine would have arrived, only to find 85 cannabis plants at various stages of growth and large amounts ... Read More »

California Dealer Caught with 10K Alprazolam Pills

Following a two month investigation by a prescription drug task force in Ventura County, California, detectives conducted a traffic stop that led to the suspect’s arrest. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit and the Ventura County Sheriff’s East County Street Narcotics Unit concluded, during their joint investigation, that 31-year-old Ryan Tallmadge had supplied Los Angeles and Ventura residents ... Read More »

German Vendor Caught in Special Forces Raid

According to a press release issued by a spokesperson for the Rhein-Erft-Kreis district police in Germany, a lengthy investigation led to the arrest of an alleged darknet vendor and his suspected accomplices. The primary target of the investigation, a 43-year-old Bedburg man, reportedly distributed drugs via darknet markets from January 2016 until his arrest in late October, 2017. Investigators had ... Read More »