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ORANGE AND EUROPOL SIGN MOU TO COMBAT CYBERCRIME IN EUROPE

As part of their strategy to combat cybercrime in Europe, Steven Wilson, Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with Jean-Luc Moliner, Orange Head of Group Security. The agreement is meant to ensure a smooth running of cyber security and to enhance a safe cyber environment through information sharing. According to Europol, there ... Read More »

21.7.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Supreme Court Refuses to Review Ross Ulbricht’s Case The Supreme Court recently made an unsurprising decision regarding the direction of one of the lengthiest darknet cases to date: they denied Ross Ulbricht’s petition to have the Supreme Court review his case. This decision, while not unexpected, forces Ulbricht’s defense team to find yet another way to get a court to ... Read More »

12.7.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Maryland Man Charged for Selling Counterfeit Xanax on the Darknet A Homeland Security Investigations investigation known as Operation Dark Gold ended with the arrest of 35 individuals suspected of illegal activity connected to the darknet. One suspect, in Maryland man, has been accused of producing counterfeit pills from his home in Baltimore County and selling the counterfeit pills on the ... Read More »

3.7.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

“Black Hand” Darknet Forum Seized by French Authorities French Customs brought down a darknet forum called the “Black Hand,” the Minister of Public Accounts announced in a press release. The forum functioned as a drug market and a fraud market, former users of the forum have revealed. The announcement focused primarily on the market’s fake identification section that allowed fraudsters ... Read More »

25.06.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

“Variety Jones” Arraigned, Pleaded Not Guilty to All Six Charges Variety Jones aka Roger Clark was arraigned before a United States District Judge at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. As expected (for any defendant), Clark pleaded not guilty to the entire indictment. As previously reported, the indictment accuses Clark of a wide variety ... Read More »

18.06.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Silk Road “Right-Hand Man” Extradited to the United States The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York announced the extradition of Roger Clark, the suspected “right-hand man” of the Silk Road marketplace. Previous investigations by prominent darknet researchers identified Clark as the owner of the “Variety Jones,” “Plural of Mongoose,” and “Cimon” accounts on the Silk Road ... Read More »

11.06.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Darknet Vendor “Stoned100” Confesses to Drug Distribution A 43-year-old, at a courtroom in Cologne, admitted selling 200,000 euros worth of drugs on the darknet. The defendant, a man named Dirk K. from the town of Bedburg in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, faces 60 counts of assorted illegal substance distribution crimes. According to German authorities, K. sold drugs on the darknet under ... Read More »

UK Attorney General Wages War on Dark Web Cybercrime

The United Kingdom’s Attorney General last week spoke out about how the government was applying the international cyberspace laws. Speaking at the Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs, Jeremy Wright said that cyberspace is an integral part of the international community and its law base. The UK had boundaries to comply with what behaviors were acceptable by the state ... Read More »

5.6.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Dread has Relaunched Not long ago, DeepDotWeb wrote about an incident between the creator of the Dread and the staff at Olympus market that abruptly ended Dread’s status as a Reddit replacement. The Dread owner, HugBunter, later told DeepDotWeb that a new version of the site was already in the works. Towards the end of the month of May, that ... Read More »

27.05.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Over the course of one week, numerous darknet drug buyers either landed in police custody or pleaded guilty to drug charges. Few darknet drug dealers made the news. The most recurring event, though, was the sentencing of pedophiles connected to darknet child abuse sites. Bitcoin: Man Sentenced for Running an Illegal Bitcoin Exchange Louis Ong, 37, will be spending the ... Read More »

Germany’s Bavaria Expands Police Authority Amid Increase In Terror-Related Cases Including Darknet Cybercrime

The state parliament in Bavaria on Wednesday voted for a bill that empowers state police to fight crime – including cybercrime on the dark web. The Bavarian Police Task (PAG) bill was passed by a margin of 67 against 89 majority vote which saw several amendments in the law. Courtesy of Sputnik News Sharply controversial Bavaria PAG laws could annihilate ... Read More »

19.05.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Auckland Dealer Won His Prison Sentence Appeal At the High Court in Auckland, New Zealand, a young man appealed a two-year prison sentence he had received for selling various illegal substances on the darknet. The man, Elias Valentin Smith, was only a teenager when New Zealand law enforcement caught him during Operation Tiger. His sentence—one that many thought was surprisingly ... 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 »

Cybercrime Revenue Estimated To Be $1.5 Trillion

To examine the dynamics of cybercrime and its economic monetary performance, Bromium has conducted a research into the cyberspace, revealing an annual revenue as high as $1.5 trillion. The study called “into the web of profit” focused on revenue flow and profit distribution. The CEO of Bromium said that the study was meant to provide an overview analogy of how ... Read More »

3.5.18 Darknetand Cybercrime Roundup

Sorting Through the Dread & Olympus Drama An incident between HugBunter, one of his admins, and Olympus Market led to the end of Dread—a Reddit-like messageboard exclusive to the darknet. The owner and creator of Dread, HugBunter, explained the situation on Reddit and to DeepDotWeb. We covered the incident not long after the news broke. Since then, HugBunter has explained ... Read More »