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Suspected Kidnapper Extradited in “Black Death Group” Case

Not long after a Milan court sentenced Lukasz Pawel Herba to almost 17 years in prison for kidnapping Chloe Ayling, authorities extradited Lukasz Herba’s brother, Michal Konrad Herba, to Italy where he faces kidnapping and accessory charges. Ayling accused both brothers of kidnapping her and threatening to auction her to wealthy men who purchase women through a darknet human trafficking ... Read More »

Napoli Group Counterfeiters Arrested in Bavarian Operation

The Bavarian State Office for Criminal Investigation seized more than 100,000 counterfeit Euro notes during a lengthy investigation into a so-called called “counterfeiting gang” responsible for producing and selling counterfeit Euro notes in Naples, Italy. Some readers might remember a connection between Naples and counterfeit Euro notes. The connection, as investigations conducted by Europol and law enforcement in both Italy ... Read More »

“Black Death Group” Kidnapper Loses Extradition Appeal

Even though the Black Death Group’s “kidnapping” of the Instagram model Chloe Ayling was undoubtedly a publicity stunt, Italian authorities have continued to chase down the brother of the alleged kidnappers. Michal Herba, 37, was arrested by the National Crime Agency in England last year after Ayling accused both Michal and Lukasz Herba of kidnapping her for an auction on ... Read More »

Interpol Holds First Darknet and Cryptocurrency Working Group

INTERPOL launched its introductory working group on DarkNet and Cryptocurrencies at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore on April 3. They established that the surge of Altcoins, which projects itself as a substitute for Bitcoin, is very likely to be an imminent menace to law enforcement. In 2015, they held a Darknet training course as part of their ... Read More »

Group of Silk Road Dealers Sentenced to Prison

Judge Michael Leeming sentenced five University of Manchester students to prison for selling more than $1.2 million worth of drugs on the Silk Road. According to the NCA, authorities arrested the ring leader and his primary accomplice at their apartment in Manchester on the same day the FBI ended the Silk Road. The October 2013 arrests led to the discovery ... Read More »

Napoli Group Counterfeit Vendor Sentenced to House Arrest

Carmine Guerriero, one of the main actors associated with the international counterfeiting ring known as the “Napoli Group,” received a five year sentence for his role in the crime syndicate’s activities. For the widespread distribution of hundreds of thousands of counterfeit Euros, Guerriero will spend five years under house arrest. The Guardia di Finanza arrested Guerriero in December 2016. More ... Read More »

International Credit Card Cloning Group Arrested

On Friday, Hyderabad police busted an international credit card cloning gang and arrested five people. This arrest came as a joint operation between Rachakonda Special Operations Team and Cyber Crime cops. The five suspects arrested are Ayyappan (30) from Chennai, Challa Bhaskar Rao (43) from Visakhapatnam, Padiga Raghavendra (32) from Ongole, Pallecherla Vamshi Krishna (25) from Kothapet and Sidhula Bhaskar ... Read More »

Netherlands Police Bust Darknet Trafficking Group

In 2015, law enforcement in the Netherlands arrested three suspects in connection with a cannabis growing operation in the province of Friesland. More than two years later, Friesland detectives completed an investigation that led to to the arrest of the same three suspects for operating a massive darknet ecstasy and marijuana trafficking operation. Over 150 police officers raided 10 houses ... Read More »

Chinese Hacker Group Is Back With Corporate Espionage Campaigns Targeting Western Organizations

Keyboy, a Chinese hacking group has reemerged with a new campaign of malware attack techniques, this time targeting numerous organizations in Western nations. The advanced persistent group has been operating out of China since 2013 and had previously targeted individuals and organizations in countries in Southeast Asia including Taiwan, Tibet, and the Philippines. The new corporate espionage campaign by Keyboy, ... 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 »

German Authorities Arrested A Dark Web Vendor Group

German law enforcement identified and arrested three persons who allegedly sold narcotics on the dark web. According to the investigators, one of them acted with biological weapons and chemical substances. Recently, after a thorough and complex investigation, Cologne authorities identified and arrested three individuals who were suspected of selling drugs on the dark web. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) ... Read More »

UK Police Fail to Identify Bitcoin, Research Group Claims

The N8 Policing Research Partnership, in early August, published a report that called for an increased law enforcement involvement in bitcoin seizures. The research group, hereinafter “N8,” proposed that UK police needed cryptocurrency training for several reasons. The most significant, they explained, involved the role Bitcoin had on modern criminal activity. According to their report, Bitcoin had become the most ... Read More »

DEA in Talks with iPhone Hacking Group

The United States’ Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently revealed to be in talks with an Israeli malware and hacking organization known as the NSO Group. The NSO Group has ties to the Israeli military and intelligence agencies. The Israeli malware company’s top selling product, Pegasus, is a backdoor for Apple iPhones and iPads. Pegasus can even infect the newest fully ... Read More »

Special Task Force in India Uncovers Credit Fraud Group

Police in Uttar Pradesh, India, recently discovered a group of “techies and students” that bought and sold credit card numbers. The group used the stolen credit cards to buy expensive items on the internet. And then resold them at low prices to their friends. A Special Task Force (STF) of UP Police found the group while investigating fraud for an ... Read More »