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Bitcoin weekly price analysis – 19.11.2018

Bitcoin price dropped by around %20 during the past week to hit a week low of $5,432 last Thursday, which is a level that had not been reached since October 2017. Even though we predicted bitcoin price to continue on dropping during our previous bitcoin price weekly analysis, the magnitude of drop in bitcoin market’s capitalization came beyond the expectations ... Read More »

Opioid Trafficker Admits Selling and Manufacturing Fentanyl Analogues

The leader of an opioid distribution operation in New York pleaded guilty to drug charges linked to the distribution of U-47700 and furanyl fentanyl purchased from various darkweb suppliers. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York announced that Robert Ian Thatcher, 30, had pleaded guilty to two charges ... Read More »

Arizona men accused of trafficking of Apple products

Law enforcement has arrested four men from Arizona facing multiple charges concerning the illegal trafficking of stolen electronic gadgets and stolen Apple products to overseas markets. Two of the men have been identified as Michael Stoian and Arik Tasa Bennet, 24 and 25 years old respectively. Their release bond is placed at $1 million, while they are held at Maricopa ... Read More »

The UK seizes more than £2 million of fake dark web medicines

Fake drugs worth millions of dollars were seized during a global crackdown in the United Kingdom. The repression which was carried out by an MHRA (a medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency) took over 1 million doses of medicines that are worth more than £2 million. The seizure of illicit medicines was done during part of an Operation Pangaea investigation, ... Read More »

London Police Arrests a Dark Web Vendor Confiscating Over $400,000 Worth of Cocaine.

City of London Police Cyber Crime Unit in the UK have arrested a dark web drug vendor from Loughton confiscating over $400,000 worth of cocaine after a raid at his home. The 49-year-old man from Loughton, Essex, was under investigation on the dark web markets where illegal drugs, weapons, counterfeit, firearms, and other illegal goods and services were offered. After ... Read More »

FBI: Former GOP Candidate Used the Darkweb to Buy Lethal Substance

In March, a former congressional candidate who unsuccessfully challenged House Speaker Paul Ryan for the Republican nomination allegedly searched for the supplier of a radioactive substance on a darkweb market. On October 25, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested the man for attempting to possess radioactive material with intent to cause death. Jeremy Ryan, 30, is a prominent protestor in ... Read More »

Bavarian Man Allegedly Purchased Pistols and Ammo on Alphabay

A 55-year-old in Bavaria purchased a firearm and ammunition on the darkweb, the Attorney General of Bamberg said in a statement. The suspect allegedly has made several gun purchases on darknet marketplaces since 2014. According to the Attorney General of Bamberg, a 55-year-old from the town of Schwandorf in Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany, used Alphabay and other darkweb marketplaces to ... Read More »

Dublin Man Sentenced to Prison in Alphabay Explosives Case

A Dublin man was sentenced to five years in prison for membership of an unlawful organization in connection with an Alphabay explosives case. Both of his co-defendants, at an earlier court appearance, were found not guilty of the same charge and ultimately left the courtroom as free men. Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy of the Special Criminal Court sentenced Jonathan Hawthorn, ... Read More »

Another Drug Smuggler Arrested in “Johnny Cash” Case in Germany

In the ongoing case against drug smugglers connected to the darkweb vendor “Johnny Cash,” German law enforcement officers have arrested yet another suspect with assistance from a co-conspirator who became an informant after his arrest. Police have arrested nearly a dozen suspects using only the information provided by the informant. The suspect, a 26-year-old from the Netherlands with a residence ... Read More »

Europol report on Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment

For a fifth year now, Europol has developed the IOCTA (Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment). The primary objective of the assessment is the provision of a comprehensive type of overview of the current and anticipated threats in the future, as well as, trends in the crimes being carried out or even conducted online. As the current events demonstrate the ways ... Read More »

“Most Prolific” Fentanyl Vendor in the US Admits Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

The owners of the most prolific fentanyl vendor account in the United States have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. In addition to being the top fentanyl vendor in the United States, the same drug dealers ranked fourth in ratings and reviews worldwide. According to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio, two Texans ... Read More »

Female Entertainer Accused of Killing a Cat on the Dark Web

Animal Rights organizations are currently pursuing some legal action against a female DJ whom they have accused of killing an adopted kitten brutally for the purposes of obtaining bitcoins. The group maintained that the kitten killing had been featured within a video that was streamed on a secret forum of a website that is operated for individuals that seek violence. ... Read More »