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Fentanyl Vendor “NarcoBoss” Busted in Philadelphia

  On July 5, federal agents arrested “Narcoboss,” an Alphabay fentanyl vendor from SouthWest Philadelphia. The vendor “was a top-10 target,” according to a Department of Homeland Security Investigations agent. Koffie faces drug trafficking charges and charges associated with distributing a controlled substance resulting in death. Special Agent Eric J. Yingling filed the Criminal Complaint affidavit and application for an ... Read More »

Trainer Is Banned For Giving Darknet Course to Inmates

  The protection against the use of Darknet has called for governments all over the world to rise and use all possible arsenals to halt its activities. Belgium authorities have been very vigilant in Darknet related cases. Some dealers have already been arrested and have been prosecuted according to the Law. Recently, the Belgium authorities banned a trainer from the ... Read More »

A Dortmunder Suspected To Buy Guns from Darknet

  When Darknet is being talked about in Germany, one listing of an item that usually comes to mind is “weapons”. Most of the gun violence in Germany has been attributed to the Darknet, as the platform is known to encourage illegal smuggling of weapons. Last year, the Germany’s prolific Darknet weapon dealer was arrested and jailed five and half ... Read More »

Philadelphia Man Arrested For Trafficking Drugs over Darknet

Henry Konah Koffie, 32, a resident of Darby, Pa. was arrested for possessing fentanyl drugs for distribution. Fentanyl has been reported to be a deadly drug. Philadelphia is gradually becoming a home for drug distribution. It was recently revealed that drugs are located in a portion known as “the tracks” which is located few miles from Philadelphia. The track has ... Read More »

British Child Porn Imageboard Operators Caught Via Careless OpSec

  The British administrator of a DW child porn imageboard was busted because he used his real name, his recent sentencing revealed. 51-year old Brett McBain of south London admitted in court to creating the forum “£TheOtherPlace” in 2014, along with his partner, David Buckley (54) of East Yorkshire. The pair met through different similar channel on the dark web, ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price Analysis 28 July 2017

Bitcoin’s Civil War is not yet over. These past 2 weeks, the price of Bitcoin was in limbo, trapped between breaking higher or breaking down to lower levels. An impending blockchain hardfork on August 1 is perhaps responsible for the tension that could send prices lower. But there is also the overarching bullish trend from late 2016 that is set ... Read More »

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Police Arrest Reliance Jio “Hacker” in Under 24 Hours

In early July, a hacker leaked the data of Reliance Jio customers through a clearnet website. The site revealed a subscriber’s name, subscription date, and account email address. Reliance, however, denied that any breach had occurred. Internet users then spotted an Alphabay vendor selling info on 120 million users of a “large Indian telecommunications company.” After denying that anyone compromised ... Read More »

Drug Reaches Hyd Kids from Darknet through Whatsapp, an Investigation from Last Week Bust

  Last week a group of drug peddlers were arrested by the Hyderabad police. It was followed by an investigation, and the investigators were stunned with the outcome. Investigators discovered how easily drugs are available to kids. India drug users have benefited from the easy accessibility of the Darknet drug shops, but the only hindrance between them and their drug ... Read More »

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Glock Vendor Headed to Trial for Role in Munich Shootings

In late 2016, the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office of Frankfurt charged a darknet weapons vendor with negligent homicide and negligent bodily harm. The vendor—known as Philipp K., a 32-year-old from Marburg—admitted providing Ali David Sonboly, the Munich gunman, with a Glock 17. The Prosecutor’s Office had, at the time, charged the vendor with only weapon crimes. Roughly one year after ... Read More »

TheOtherPlace Child Porn Chat Room Admins Jailed

Two British men in their 50s were sentenced to prison for setting up and running a chat room on the dark web where users shared indecent images of children. David Buckley, 54, of Goole, East Yorkshire, the United Kingdom and Brett McBain, 51, of Balham, south London, the United Kingdom, were sentenced to prison for setting up a chat room ... Read More »

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New Zealander Imported Drugs, Tried To Produce Meth, Sentenced To Jail

A man from New Zealand was sentenced to prison for purchasing drugs from overseas countries and for ordering substances used for the production of crystal methamphetamine. He allegedly conducted all deals on the dark web. Leigh James Thomas, 30, of Himatangi Beach, New Zealand was sentenced to prison importing methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy along with substances and equipment used to make ... Read More »

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Specialist Claims Successful Coin Mining Days are Gone

  At the Research and Applied AI Summit in London, the director of technology at Darktrace spoke of a bank server that a European crime syndicate hijacked to mine Bitcoin. The incident contrasted the machine learning company’s findings for recent Bitcoin mining—he explained that the era of secretive Bitcoin mining had passed. Professional enterprises with dedicated servers dominated the sector ... Read More »