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DOJ Introduces Dark Web Team to Fight Illegal Drug Trade

With the rate of dark web usage increasing every now and then, there is serious concern about a strong and concrete plan or solution to put a stop to it. Well, many have tried to do that over the years, with various firms teaming up to fight this dark web battle but to no avail. The numbers still keep racking ... Read More »

Research: 47% Of All Bitcoin Transactions Involves Illegal Trading Mostly On ‘Darkweb’

Talis Putnins and Jonathan Karlsen, Professors at the University of Technology Business School in Sydney, together with Dr. Sean Foley from Sydney University, have been jointly working on a research whose results are shocking. In their yet to be published document ”Sex, Drugs, Darknet and Bitcoins,” the nearly half of all bitcoin transactions involve illegal trading either directly or indirectly ... Read More »

Luxembourg Pedophile Downloaded 3,900 Illegal Pictures

On December 13, a Luxembourg court convicted a 33-year-old man of possession of child pornography and for distribution of child pornography. He had downloaded the illegal pictures and videos from sources on both the clearnet and darknet while going through a so-called “depressive” phase. The investigators focused on episodes in 2012, 2013, and 2015. At a previous hearing, the lead ... Read More »

Man Indicted for Running an Illegal Online Pharmacy

According to Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song, 57-year-old Rashid Mohammad Khan ordered and distributed illegal medications online between March 2015 and January 2017. A four count indictment accuses Khan of participation in a fraudulent drug importation and distribution scheme. While participating with members of the conspiracy, Khan focused on the distribution of specific drugs. Overseas drug distributors, both ... Read More »

Two students of NIT, Warangal busted with Illegal Drugs

The latest result to emerge from the series of events regarding the Hyderabad drug bust is the apprehending of two senior students of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal pursuing Btech. The Task Force officers of Excise and Prohibition on Wednesday raided their hostel room on campus and caught the students who had five blots of LSD (Lysergic acid Diethylamide) ... Read More »

Israel Approves Web Censorship Law to Tackle Illegal Activities Online

  Hard Luck to Israel Darknet users following the recent announcement of the government to block all activities deemed illegal on the internet including the Darknet marketplaces. The court has approved web censorship laws to fight against all these activities. The effort is to fight against online prostitution service, illegal gambling, terror group websites and other drugs and illicit related ... Read More »

Restricting Illegal Cryptocurrency Transactions Via An Ethereum Token

The trend of cryptocurrencies is flaring up like never before these days, as more individuals are tempted to use blockchain based, decentralized cryptocurrencies. Due to their decentralized peer-to-peer (P2P) nature, cryptocurrencies have won the hearts of decentralization advocates, crypto-anarchists and libertarians. Nevertheless, given the fact that cryptocurrencies cannot be controlled by any form of intermediary, or third party, they can ... Read More »

Ireland to Intensively Scan Packages for Illegal Weapons

Ireland’s Gardaí announced an increased level of surveillance on the country’s ports and airports in an effort to cut down on inbound weapon smuggling. The Gardaí learned that a number of extremists may have recently used the darknet to facilitate illegal weapon importation. According to the Met Police, attackers in London may be attempting to do the same. The Met ... Read More »

Interpol Claims Illegal Wildlife Trade is Occurring on the Darknet

In a new report by Interpol, the international policing agency is claiming that it has found evidence of illegal wildlife products being offered for sale on the darknet. Interpol’s researchers found 21 ads on the darknet for products made of rhino horns, ivory, and tiger parts, during a period ranging from December of 2016 to April of this year. Some ... Read More »

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Frankfurt: 50% of German Dark web Traffic is Illegal

On May 8, 2017, the Frankfurt public prosecutor spoke about the darknet and raised more questions regarding law enforcement’s job in policing hidden services. He acknowledged that the line between crime and free speech was undeniably difficult to distinguish. While allowing almost-unrestricted Tor access could save police resources and protect journalists, it might allow crime levels to go unchecked, he ... Read More »

LocalBitcoin Seller Guilty of Illegal Currency Exchange

The legal stance of Bitcoin, in the United States, seemingly varies from court case to court case. The IRS calls Bitcoin a piece of property, for all intents and purposes. State courts, judges, and laws differ tremendously. A clear answer is a rare and infrequent occurrence. When a state’s view on Bitcoin becomes clear, it usually coincides with a court ... Read More »

Classification of Illegal Activities On the Tor Network

If we envision the internet as an ocean, the Surface Web represents no more than the superficial waves flowing on top. The deep web, on the other hand, represents information that is deeply sunken and cannot be accessed by conventional search engines. The Deep Web contains a number of Darknets, that cannot also be indexed by conventional search engines, and ... Read More »

Owner of Four Illegal Online Pharmacies Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

In late May 2014 U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan announced that a federal grand jury in the Western District of Washington indicted seven people for illegally distributing narcotics through an online pharmacy. The group, according to the indictment, sold $9,000,000 worth of controlled substances to patients without a prescription. On January 26, 2016, U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes announced the ... Read More »