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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 »

Justice does not know what to do with bitcoins

Bitcoin News Roundup 3.12.17

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Nasdaq to launch bitcoin futures by mid-2018 According to reports, Nasdaq Inc, the world’s second largest stock market, is set to enable bitcoin futures trading by mid-2018. The financial institution, along with major financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., is rushing to integrate the cryptocurrency given its recent all-time ... Read More »

Mozilla Quietly Adds Features From Tor Browser to Firefox

In 2017, the developers at Mozilla have quietly added several features to Firefox that originated from the Tor Project’s Tor Browser. The new features come from the Tor Uplift project, which helps Mozilla integrate patches to Firefox that are used in the Tor Browser. The Tor Uplift project patches to Firefox help increase privacy and security, and the project has ... Read More »

Drug Dealer Made Xanax and Sold It on the Dark Web.

Xanax is the brand name for a powerful drug called Benzodiazepine Alprazolam and it is used for medicinal purposes to treat anxiety and panic attacks. Xanax is highly addictive and is only prescribed temporarily as its effectiveness diminishes the longer a patient takes it. It is so addictive that some patients require supervised withdrawal. The withdrawal process can induce anxiety, ... Read More »

Nearly Every Briton Has Been Hacked With Some Personal Details Being Sold On the Dark Web

Now a new lead on cybercrime by Britain’s police has revealed that almost everybody living in the UK has been hacked with most details being sold on the dark web. UK Chief Constable Peter Goodman, who is the National Police Chief’s Council lead for cybercrime, made this statement whils speaking at a media briefing on the government’s response to hacks ... Read More »

NY Man Sentenced to Probation for MDMA Conspiracy

A US District Judge in New York sentenced 22-year-old, Joel C. Jacob, to 36 months on probation for ordering more than 180 grams of MDMA in 2016. In collaboration with his housemate, Jacob had ordered the drugs online and used Bitcoin as the payment source. The East Meadow man had not prepared his Campus Drive apartment for the USPIS controlled ... Read More »

Teen Sentenced for Darknet Explosive Purchase

On November 17, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced that a United States District Court Judge sentenced a 19-year-old to two years in prison for buying explosives on the darknet. He initially claimed that he planned to destroy the vehicle of someone who had “dinged” his mother’s car, but he later refreshed that he had planned to intimidate a rival drug ... Read More »

USYD Student Busted for Ordering Drugs to Redistribute

A student at the University of Sydney allegedly ordered drugs from a darknet vendor and planned to sell them until law enforcement interfered. Newtown police arrested the 24-year-old after the package arrived and charged him with drug possession, supplying prohibited drugs, and possession of a replica firearm. As reported by news.com.au, a police spokeswoman said that law enforcement use a ... 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 »

Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Bulk Buying Cannabis off The Dark Web.

Postal service providers play a big role in the dark web drug trade; they facilitate delivery of drug packages unknowingly. Dependence on postal services to deliver packages has proven to be a big challenge to dark web drug trade, as postal inspectors have been intercepting mailed packages leading to arrests and subsequent prosecution of alleged package owners. Jesse McMahon, 25, ... Read More »

Georgia Man Jailed For Role in Cybercrime against Kansas County

A Georgia man will now spend two years and three months in federal prison for his role in an email parody scheme that cost Sedgwick County more than $566,000. George S. James, a 49-year-old from Brookhaven, Georgia, was on Wednesday sentenced to 27 months in prison, according to U.S Attorney Tom Beall. James pleaded guilty to one count of wire ... Read More »

British Teen Bought Car Bomb from the Darknet

A 19-year-old British man from Wolverhampton was recently convicted of attempting to import explosives for the purpose of building a car bomb. Gurtej Randhawa was arrested in May of this year after picking up a package which was supposed to contain an explosive device capable of being remotely detonated. Officers from the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency’s Armed Operations Unit ... Read More »

Germany: Dutch Dark Web Drug Dealer Arrested with Drugs worth $3.5 million

Since the Munich shooting took place, German law enforcement has taken an initiative to crackdown on the dark web. They have made the dark web the new center of crime investigations. The law enforcement groups have made multiple arrests of dark web users, both single handedly and in association with other international agencies. In the latest arrest made on November ... Read More »