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Reddit Just Banned /R/DarkNetmarkets – Biggest Darknet Subreddit

Discussing darknet market information on the internet has grown increasingly more difficult as site owners question the content posted by people involved in some of the well-known communities. Reddit, the primary site for darknet-related conversation on the clearnet, just banned the biggest darknet subreddit. Reddit banned /r/darknetmarkets. According to the new homepage of the former information hub, the community violated ... Read More »

Apple data sold to the highest bidder on the darknet

Apple accounts on the Darknet have become very popular and expensive. From a new investigation conducted, hackers on average have to shell out over $15 on illegal markets to get an Apple ID. Nevertheless, Amazon, Gmail, Facebook or Netflix accounts are significantly cheaper. The VPN comparison service, Top10VPN, conducted a survey on various marketplaces on the Darknet to determine cracked ... Read More »

Trial Set for Utah Man Accused of Running Darknet Drug Trade

The high amounts of drug overdose related deaths, and the popularity of the Darknet marketplace scene among the youth, has brought authorities to the doorstep of Aaron Shamo. He was accused of manufacturing many dangerous opioid drugs and shipping them over to people who ordered them through his shop on a darknet marketplace. Despite the evidence used against him in ... Read More »

Man Sentenced for Role in Darknet Drug Conspiracy

A judge in the district court of Münster sentenced a 24-year-old man from Steinfurt to four years and nine months in prison for his role in a darknet drug trafficking operation. The man never sold drugs directly. The number of so-called “gang members” is unknown, but this was the sixth sentence handed down in Germany’s case against the organization. The ... Read More »

Mother and Son Head to Prison for Darknet Drug Trafficking

A courtroom in Munich, Germany, heard how a 27-year-old from Lake Starnberg sold drugs to more than 1,000 customers worldwide. The man, Sebastian F., sold drugs on the darknet for several years while operating under pseudonyms (or with partners who used the names online). Sebastian sold under the username “BossRumcheck,” the court heard. Not only did Sebastian sell drugs under ... Read More »

Hacker Arrested for Selling Stolen Data on the Darknet

A press release from the Bavarian Central Office of Cybercrime revealed that an extensive investigation led to the arrest of a talented 24-year-old hacker who sold hundreds of thousands of stolen usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers on the darknet. Authorities found and arrested the man at his apartment in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The investigation started in 2016. According ... Read More »

German Darknet Vendor Sentenced to Rehab and Probation

A 32-year-old from the German city of Halle received a sentence of drug rehab and therapy after getting caught and charged with for selling drugs on the darknet. Although the evidence gathered by law enforcement weighed heavily in favor of a lengthy drug trafficking sentence, 32-year-old Maximilian P. explained his story of lifelong addiction and his lawyer fought for a ... Read More »

Two Austrians Busted for Selling Drugs from the Darknet

Following an extensive investigation, Austrian authorities arrested a 24-year-old and a 25-year-old for months of darknet drug purchases and redistribution throughout Austria. An announcement from the National Police Directorate revealed that law enforcement had known about the duo for months before making arrests, marking yet another recent case where Austrian law enforcement waited months before making an arrest. The investigation ... Read More »

German Man Admits Sharing ‘Child Porn’ on the Darknet

According to reports from local news outlets, a 37-year-old man from the Bliesgau region of Saarland, Germany, admitted to downloading and sharing child abuse videos on the darknet. The prosecution had accused the man of downloading and sharing at least 107 pictures and videos that showed the sexual abuse of children. His confession and willingness to work with the court ... Read More »

Raleigh Man Pleaded Guilty to Darknet Xanax Distribution

In Raleigh, North Carolina, 25-year-old Matthew Lee Yensan pleaded guilty to several different charges related to darknet alprazolam distribution. In 2017, the DEA received a tip that a Raleigh man had been producing ‘Xanax’ pills and selling them on the darknet. The DEA then raided Yensan’s house and a storage unit in his name. They found massive quantities of the ... Read More »

Hackers and scammers of Russian darknet

Russian darknet was pretty shaken in 2017: top marketplace RAMP was closed, Russian Silkroad merged with Hydra market, and one of the oldest drugs forums Rutor was sold to new owners. Competition between main marketplaces led to using DDoS attacks and provocations. The same tendency persists in 2018 – servers are periodically offline, several markets have exit scammed or are ... Read More »