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Pedophile “Stumbled” onto Child Porn Site while Searching for Drugs

At Teesside Magistrates’ Court, Tony Martin Douglas Croes, 26, argued that he had not intentionally accessed the darknet in search of child abuse images. He said that he had not downloaded the illegal pictures found on his computer. Instead, Croes had accessed the darknet in search of illegal substances. Somehow, he “stumbled” onto a website that offered child abuse content. ... Read More »

Darknet Child Abuse Site Member Sentenced to 60 Months

U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the Eastern District of Virginia sentenced a Purcellville man to 60 months in prison for sharing and downloading thousands of pictures and videos depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Although the majority of child abuse cases in the United States that have involved the darknet have centered around the Federal Bureau ... Read More »

Global Operation Takes Down DDoS-for-Hire Site

On April 24, international law enforcement agencies announced several arrests connected to Webstresser.org, the so-called “largest” booter or stresser service available to the general public. Many of the countries involved in the investigation issued press releases that detailed the arrest of operators in several countries. The international investigation, as explained in a press release from the Dutch police, involved as ... Read More »

ProtonMail May Have Hacked Phishing Site

A popular secure e-mail provider, known as ProtonMail, may have recently hacked back against scammers who were operating a phishing site which presented itself as ProtonMail in order to try and steal user credentials, such as user login names and passwords. ProtonMail is based in Switzerland and created in 2013 by researchers from CERN and MIT. They offer both free ... Read More »

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Man Jailed for Using Russian Darknet Pedophile Site

A previously convicted pedophile received three years in prison for downloading and distributing child abuse media. The defendant, a 32-year-old Scottish man, downloaded roughly 2,000 pictures and videos of child abuse. The police said almost 500 of the images or videos were of the most serious category of digital child abuse content. Instead of one of the more prolific darknet ... Read More »

Slovakian Authorities Charged A Past Member Of PlayPen Child Porn Site

After the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested the administrator then took control of the child porn website PlayPen, investigators all over the world arrested about 900 users of the illicit site. A week ago, Swiss authorities reported that they detained 42 suspects who were alleged members of PlayPen. Now, an additional defendant was arrested in Slovakia who is accused of ... Read More »

Newly Stolen Medical Records Auctioned on Darknet Site

Relatively speaking, Lithuania amassed their fair share of data breaches within the past five years. In many cases, the hacks occurred both inside and outside the medical sector—the medical breaches, though carried less of a foreign impact than the others. However, a Lithuanian plastic surgery clinic recently landed in the spotlight for a data breach that showcased patient pictures on ... Read More »

ProtonMail Adds Tor Support with a New Onion Site and SSL Certificate

In a press release from the Swiss-based, privacy-oriented email provider ProtonMail, the organization acknowledged the growing need for secure communications. But, beyond that, they recognized the increasing need to bypass “state sponsored censorship.” But the announcement served as a much greater purpose than a mere recognition. They announced ProtonMail became Tor-accessible, with its own .onion.sale, both to increase user privacy ... Read More »

Third Co-Admin of the Child Pornography Site “PlayPen” Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Michael Fluckiger, known as “Administrator 2” in the administration of the child pornography site PlayPen, pleaded guilty to his crimes in December 2015. In early January, a judge sentenced the man to 20 years in prison for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise. The Indiana man, after being arrested in April 2015, pleaded not guilty to sexual exploitation and other ... Read More »

Porn Site xHamster Hacked, More Than 380,000 User Accounts for Sale

Over 100,000 user accounts on the porn site xHamster are trading and selling on the Darknet right now. Over 380,000 users have been found by the breach notification website LeakBase. The xHamster data base includes usernames, emails, and a score of not so hashed passwords. More than 12 million people use xHamster, and although it’s a free subscription, users are ... Read More »

EnergyControl Drug Testing Service launch Its International Site

Energy Control is a Spanish harm reduction project for recreational drug users. Since 1997, they have developed harm reduction projects and, since then, they have been recognized and acknowledged by local, national and European institutions. Their Drug Checking Service, originally focused on Spanish drug users, is a pioneer project that provides identification and quantification of drug samples destined for personal ... Read More »

Co-Admin of The Love Zone Admits to Running Another Deepweb Child Porn Site

In 2014, Taskforce Argos took down the child porn site The Love Zone (TLZ) and captured Britain’s “worst pedophile ever. The site’s administrator, Shannon McCoole, testified against several co-admins following his arrest. One man, a 33-year-old from Bornholm, was just discovered to be one such co-admin while running another child porn site. In February 2016, Danish police raided the home ... Read More »

Op-Ed: Agora: The site we all wanted

I must register that I never once in my life used Silk Road. I was, like many, late to the game. What I knew is that, for reasons of health, access to certain anti-anxiety medication was necessary in relation to the stringent laws my country had placed on them. To treat my condition I have tried everything: Xanax, Ativan, and ... Read More »