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Maryland Man Jailed for 57 Months for Dark Web Drug Distribution

A Maryland based man was convicted and sentenced to over five years in prison in a federal court. He was also given three years of supervision after release from the prison for what the court documents quoted as drug distribution and money laundering charges. The man, identified as Ryan Farace, 34, was said to be involved in the lucrative illegal ... Read More »

A Lexington Man Convicted for Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering

A 46-year-old man, identified as Ansar I. McIver from Lexington, was convicted to over 20 years in prison for distributing the killer opioid, fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin and also for money laundering. The suspect was severely punished by United States District Judge, Danny C. Reeves, who also ordered him to pay a fine of about $586,000 in cash. According to ... Read More »

Man Used Stolen Credentials to Get $40,000 Worth of Dental Work

According to a police statement by the Volusia County Sherriff’s office, a 52-year-old Florida man was arrested after he used stolen credentials purchased from the dark web to acquire dental implants valued at $40,000. The statement further indicates that the man also bought a puppy at $10,000 using the same credentials after getting the dental work. According to the police, ... Read More »

Maryland Man Admits Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

A Maryland man pleaded guilty to producing and possessing child pornography after getting caught filming children in public restrooms. The man had been sharing the content on the dark web child pornography forum, “PlayPen”, as well as on other hidden services used by pedophiles to distribute illegal content. Jonathan Oldale, a 55-year-old from Chevy Chase, Maryland, admitted to a count ... Read More »

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Research – Categorization of Content Hosted on Freenet

Western societies have recently been highly attentive to a part of the internet known as the darknet during the past few years. While mainstream media has focused on the criminal aspects of these invisible parts of the internet, research, on the other hand, has paid more attention to the darknet technology, known as Tor. A recently published research paper focused ... Read More »

Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Dark Web Carfentanil

A man pleaded guilty to the possession and selling of Carfentanil- a Schedule II Substance; he allegedly acquired from a dark web marketplace. According to the police, the man was arrested and charged after an investigation to a teen’s overdose case pointed them in his direction. Carfentanil can be considered to be the most dangerous fentanyl analog, as it is ... Read More »

Hainaut Man Admits Buying Gun with Silencer on Dark Web ‘to Protect Family’

A Hainaut resident was apprehended for purchasing a firearm from the dark web using cryptocurrencies. The defendant has been charged at the Hasselt correctional court and is facing charges for illegal acquisition of a silencer gun. The 30-year-old man was arrested after the police launched an investigation on the dark web after the gun attack in Brussels. Even though it ... Read More »

A man plotted to blow up a mosque using a detonator bought on the dark web

Terrorists have started to rebrand themselves and have begun to enter the world of the dark web to spread their ideology of fear and hatred to the public. Due to the significant presence of illegal firearms sold by darknet vendors, the nature of combating their danger requires law enforcement to up the challenge. Recently, law enforcement has arrested an anti-Islamic ... Read More »