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German Accused Of Committing Large Scale Fraud

Authorities accused a German man of committing large scale fraud. He allegedly purchased compromised bank accounts on the dark web and used those to transfer funds to his own accounts causing serious damage to the victims. A 40-year-old man of Gelsenkirchen, North-Rhine Westphalia is standing in court facing charges of large scale fraud. According to the accusation, before the court ... Read More »

Hotspot Shield VPN Accused of Selling Customer Data to Advertisers

Hotspot Shield, one of the largest Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers, has been accused of selling their customer’s private information to online advertisers. The Center for Democracy & Technology recently submitted an official complaint to the United States Federal Trade Commission in which they allege that Hotspot Shield is guilty of employing unfair and deceptive trade practices. The organization that ... Read More »

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Accused Shiny Flakes Customer: “Everyone Could Use My Address”

  In June 2017, a 26-year-old from Gilching went to court on ecstasy charges. His name appeared on of Shiny Flakes “meticulous” lists. But because the prosecution could not prove that someone else had placed the orders and used the defendant’s address, the judge ordered that the case be dropped. Not even a week later, a 31-year-old from Nördlingen faced ... Read More »

Four Accused Of Selling Drugs On Dark Web In Sweden

Three men and a woman were accused of running a vendor shop and selling narcotics on the dark web by Skaraborg District Court. Law enforcement authorities believe the dealers made about five million SEK ($540,000) by distributing the illegal substances. According to the indictment, the vendor shop ran between 2013 and April 2016. In April, Swedish law enforcement authorities raided ... Read More »

Two Accused In The J.P. Morgan Case Plead Not Guilty While Third One Waits Extradition

Two Israeli men who were recently extradited to the US, Ziv Orenstein and Gery Shalon, in their first appearances in US court pleaded not guilty to the charges against them regarding the J.P. Morgan hacking case. The two charges included breaking into around a dozen companies’ computer networks, including J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. The third defendant, Josh Aaron, a ... Read More »

Australian Man Accused Of Running An International Child Porn Ring

There have been quite some events regarding child pornography. If you can remember, there was a case when the FBI has busted a large CP website that had around 215.000 users. Also, there has been a pretty weird case on a child pornography domain where the site admin has set up a system (crowdfunding platform) that allows members to mine ... Read More »

FedEx Accused of Drug Trafficking

From a news item published in Courthousenews service, may have some relevance to DNM users, as such cases might encourage shipping providers to deploy better screening procedures: SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – FedEx conspired to distribute controlled drugs and did deliver them, for illegal Internet pharmacies, a federal grand jury said Thursday in a 15-count indictment. The indictment, signed by U.S. ... Read More »