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Texan Charged with Attempted Murder for Planning to Rape and Eat a Child

A man from Shelby County, Texas, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after allegedly arranging to sexually assault, kill, and cannibalize the daughter of someone he had met on a darkweb forum. According to a criminal complaint, a member of the Homeland Security Investigations’ Child Exploitation Task Force in Florida discovered a post on a darkweb forum posted ... Read More »

Greek Court Postpones Extradition Appeal of Russian Cybercrime Suspect to France

The Greek court has postponed the hearing of the extradition appeal of a “notorious” cybercrime suspect, Alexandre Vinnik. In the courtroom, Zoe Konstantopoulou, Vinnik’s Attorney demanded that the trial be postponed after six hours of the court hearing. The Athens Bar Association Ruling Defense Council strictly prevents work after 3:00 pm. According to reports, authorities also postponed another session of ... Read More »

German Man Sentenced for Buying Drugs on the Darkweb from Rehab

A judge at the District Court of Konstanz sentenced a drug dealer to three years in prison for assorted drug crimes including selling drugs, buying them on the darkweb, having them shipped to a friend’s house, and using drugs himself. The person who received his packages was also sentenced but instead of prison time, she was fined 900 euros. In ... Read More »

UK Judge Sentences Two Darkweb Drug Importers to Rehab

Two men who had ordered marijuana from a darkweb market vendor avoided incarceration at a recent sentencing hearing in Swindon, England. Both convicted drug importers were told their non-custodial sentences were “last chances” at living a life free of drug use and distribution. In December 2016, the United Kingdom’s Border Force intercepted a package containing more than $3,000 worth of ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price weekly analysis – 12.11.2018

After rising to a week high of $6,615 last Wednesday, bitcoin price progressively dropped down to a week low of $6,357 on Sunday. Even though the market’s bulls had the upper hand during the beginning of last week’s trading sessions, they were not capable of overcoming the resistance around the $6,615 price level. The market failed to continue on rising ... Read More »

High Court Judge Dismisses All Charges in New Zealand Drug Importation Case

An Auckland High Court judge dismissed all drug charges against a member of a prominent wine-making family after ruling that a conviction would unfairly impact the man’s future and career in the wine industry. A New Zealand court had already convicted and sentenced the once-successful businessman after he admitted ordering at ketamine, methamphetamine, and cocaine from a vendor on an ... Read More »

Ormond Beach group received dark web drugs via mail

Youth in their twenties typically find the beach scene attractive for volleyball, sunbathing, and beach partying among other fun activities. However, for Colton Phillips, 22, Halie M. Craycraft, 20, and Arad Radfar, 20, Ormond Beach was a lawless open-air market to deal drugs. Until recently, the trio had harnessed the anonymity of the dark web and their networking skills to ... Read More »

Monero Becomes First Major Cryptocurrency to Adopt Bulletproofs

Monero (XMR), one of the world’s leading privacy-centric cryptocurrencies, has recently adopted a new technology known as “bulletproofs”, becoming the first major cryptocurrency to adopt the technology. The adoption of bulletproofs by Monero has made the coin much more efficient, and helped enhance security and user privacy. Bulletproofs are a new kind of non-interactive zero knowledge proof protocol. This new ... Read More »

Florida Teacher Admits Paying for Child Abuse Content on the Internet

A teacher from Broward county pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of child pornography stemming from his use of a Bulgarian-based child pornography website and several accounts on darkweb forums promoting the sexual abuse of children. The case was led by Homeland Security Investigations and Interpol provided the information that led to the investigation into the high school ... Read More »

Two Brothers Sentenced in Germany for Selling Ecstasy on the Darkweb

An international investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Europol, and several law enforcement agencies in the Czech Republic aided in the conviction and sentencing of two brothers from Baden-Württemberg who had been selling drugs on a darkweb marketplace hosted in the Czech Republic. In 2014, the Kriminalpolizei in Lörrach, Germany, arrested two brothers for suspected drug dealing on ... Read More »

Feds link Suspect to Fentanyl Overdose Deaths in a Dark Web Drug Ring

Authorities have linked fentanyl overdose deaths to a Cottonwood Heights man accused of running a global pill making illegal operation at his home. According to court documents filed on Thursday, Aaron Shamo knowingly and intentionally distributed an illegal substance on the dark web containing fentanyl, which resulted in the overdose deaths on June 13, 2016. The investigating agents from the ... Read More »

Wealthy Drug Dealer Sentenced to Community Service and Rehab

A wealthy drug dealer from Brighton responsible for the death of one of his clients received a suspended sentence and community service instead of a custodial sentence at a recent hearing at Lewes Crown Court. Daniel Lewis, 30, sold drugs out of his Chichester Terrace home until one of his clients—while high on a cocktail of illegal substances—fell to her ... Read More »