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British Professional Hacker in Line for a Jail Sentence after Guilty Pleas

Grant West, a 26-year-old with the moniker ‘Courvoisier‘, who is known for his cyber-attacks on some big companies in Britain is in line for a possible jail sentence, after admitting to a succession of hacking offenses. Grant, and his girlfriend, Rachel Brookes, used phishing emails to carry out hacks on companies including Uber, Just Eat, Sainsbury, T-Mobile, Coral, Ladbrokes and ... Read More »

Students Buy Cocaine on Darknet and Collect it at a Royal Mail Depot

Confidently and without any fear whatsoever, students are seen to walk into Royal Mail outlets to receive their mailed cocaine. A documentary casts off the veil to expose new occurrences in Britain’s drug problem. In the light of this eye-opening presentation, more suspicion and concern continue to rise concerning just how bad the problem is. There seems to be much ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

Sussex Nurse Charged with Illegal Drugs she got off the Dark Web

A Sussex nurse has been charged with the illegal purchase and possession of dark web drugs which she procured and paid for online. Jamie Soteropoulos, a 36-year-old nurse is facing over seven drug charges some of which includes counts of illegal possession of narcotics and misuse of an online communication platform for illegal purposes. According to the investigation, Soteropoulos procured ... Read More »

French Dark Web Drug Defendant Losses Evidence over Border Inspection

A judge in the Florida federal court has ruled to suppress and hold cyber and electronic evidence in court linked to a criminal case against a French national Vallerius. The suspect is accused of presiding over several dark web illegal drug marketplaces. He reportedly gained entry into the United States last year to attend a beard contest. According to the ... Read More »

Dunedin Father Sentenced for MDMA Distribution

New Zealand Customs intercepted a package of almost 400 grams of MDMA in October 27. The buyer—who described himself as a drug dealer—just received a four-year prison sentence at the Dunedin District Court for importing a Class B drug. Levi Jordan Wells Bertanees, 24, worked as a chef in Dunedin while buying MDMA from the darknet and reselling it to ... Read More »

Three Alleged Fentanyl Dealers Busted in Ohio

Authorities in Summit County, Ohio, arrested three suspects for oxycodone and marijuana distribution. The suspects, according to police, had been receiving packages of oxycodone pills through the mail and reselling them. Later, Summit County officials terminated the case and named all three suspects in a new indictment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and one count of possession ... Read More »

Swedish Drug Buyer Sentenced to One Year in Prison

A 26-year-old man from Högsby, Sweden, was sentenced to one year in prison for drug smuggling and drug possession connected to several purchases made on darknet markets. Many of the drugs he had purchased on the darknet, the man eventually learned, ended up in the hands of Swedish Customs officers during his own investigation. According to the prosecutor, Customs intercepted ... Read More »

Tabooless Chat Admin Sentenced to Prison and Therapy

Although the darknet chatroom “Tabooless” or “Tabooless Chat” has only been offline for two weeks, judges at the Hechingen District Court have already sentenced one of the site’s administrators. An announcement revealed that the District Court judges had handed down a prison sentence of three and a half years to the man for distributing and possessing child abuse material. The ... Read More »

San Diego Darknet Dealer Admits Carfentanil Distribution

In early April, a former darknet vendor from San Diego pleaded guilty to buying and selling controlled substances via the darknet. Sky Justin Gornik, 39, had been selling drugs for years before federal agents raided his home and discovered fentanyl, carfentanil, ketamine, and other assorted illegal substances. After Gornik’s late 2017 arrest, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District ... Read More »

Amazon Demands Signal Stop Using Anti-Censorship Technique on Their Content Delivery Network

For over a year and a half countries such as China, Cuba, Egypt, Guyana, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Syria, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates have blocked people from using Signal, a mobile communications app for sending encrypted texts and making encrypted phone calls. This encrypted communications app is available on the mobile operating systems Google Android and Apple ... Read More »

Serial ‘Bomb-Threat’ Hoaxer Still Calling in Threats from Prison

Israeli police traced two phony bomb threats back to a teenager currently awaiting trial for conveying more than 2,000 similar threats to Jewish Community Centers, police stations, and other public places. The calls, according to local news outlets, originated from the prison in Israel where the 19-year-old has been staying since his March 2017 arrest. The teenager, according to court ... Read More »

Wisconsin Woman Charged for Buying Oxycodone Online

According to a complaint filed by Wisconsin authorities, a United States Postal Service employee intercepted a package of oxycodone addressed to Jamie Lynn Soteropoulos, 36, on April 27. The postal worker pulled Soteropoulos mail records and discovered that she had received 640 packages within two years. Waukesha County Circuit Court charged the woman with seven drug charges for allegedly buying ... Read More »

11.05.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Alphabay Vendor ‘EtiKing’ Sentenced to Life in Prison Jeremy P. Achey, known to some as the Alphabay vendor ”EtiKing,” faced U.S. District Judge Paul Byron in a recent sentencing hearing. Earlier this year, a jury convicted Achey of controlled substance distribution and fentanyl distribution. His drug sales led to the overdose of at least one customer. He sold fentanyl and ... Read More »

Auckland Dealer Won His Prison Sentence Appeal

Former darknet vendor Elias Valentin Smith successfully appealed his two-year prison sentence at the High Court at Auckland. Law enforcement in New Zealand, during Operation Tiger, arrested Smith and charged him with 14 drug charges linked to the importation and redistribution of drugs on the darknet. The High Court judge granted the appeal and changed Smith’s sentence to home detention ... Read More »

Darknet Gun Buyer Busted in Germany

Customs investigators in Frankfurt, Germany, have arrested a 38-year-old from Bremen for allegedly purchasing two weapons and more than 500 rounds of ammunition. A special unit with the Frankfurt Customs Office conducted the investigation during an extensive operation targeting the illegal weapons trade on the darknet. According to an announcement on zoll.de, the official website of German Customs, investigators completed ... Read More »