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Latvian Arrested for Ordering Darknet Packages of Drug from Netherlands on ‘Dream market’

A Latvian teenage citizen was arrested and detained by the Border and Customs Police of the States Revenue Authority for allegedly ordering and receiving illegal drug packages procured off the dark web. The illicit packages are believed to have been shipped from the Netherlands and Holland after having been paid for with virtual currencies and delivered through postal services to ... Read More »

A German Faces Trial for Drugs Ordered on ‘Dream Market’

A German man accused of placing two illegal orders for drugs on dark web marketplaces was sentenced in court. He is said to have ordered several small packages of different illegal drugs from the dark web for personal consumption and had them delivered to his home address by mail. The 40 year old man from Pemfling appeared at Chamer District ... Read More »

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An Overview of the ARMOR Black Market Quarterly Report

In various parts of both the surface web and dark web, stolen data, malware, hacking services, and other forms of illegal products and services, are being traded almost every day. Armor’s annual Black Market report represents a peek into the dark world of cybercrime on the dark web that most regular web users do not see. The Threat Resistance Unit ... Read More »

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Research: The aftermaths of Operation Bayonet and the migration of vendors to Dream Market

In the summer of 2017, an international operation, known as Operation Bayonet, led by the FBI and the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) targeted two popular darknet marketplaces. The FBI successfully took down Alphabay, and the NHTCU silently took over, administered, and shut down Hansa Market. By coordinating these international efforts, both agencies expected vendors active on Alphabay ... Read More »

Two Indicted for Selling Cocaine and Marijuana on Dream Market

Two California men have been selling cocaine and marijuana through several accounts on at least one darkweb marketplace, according to information revealed in an eleven-count indictment returned in October. The suspected darkweb drug dealers were targeted by the Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force as part of an ongoing investigation into online drug trafficking. Eddy Steven Sandoval Lopez, age ... Read More »

Alleged Swedish Drug Market Admin Busted in Sweden

According to officials from Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized Crime, law enforcement in Sweden arrested a man on drug charges who had allegedly had been working as the administrator of the Swedish darkweb drug market Flugsvamp 2.0. In an interview with a Swedish news outlet, a government official speaking on behalf Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized ... Read More »

Alleged Swedish Drug Market Admin Busted in Sweden

According to officials from Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized Crime, law enforcement in Sweden has arrested a man on drug charges who had allegedly been working as the administrator of the Swedish darkweb drug market Flugsvamp 2.0. In an interview with a Swedish news outlet, a government official speaking on behalf Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized ... Read More »

Alleged Dream Market Vendor “5thAvenue” Arrested in New Hampshire

According to recently unsealed court documents in a New Hampshire court, a local couple had been selling heroin on the Dream darkweb market for at least eight months. Drug Enforcement Administration special agents in Florida launched the investigation in early 2018 and New Hampshire police arrested the suspected darkweb drug drug dealers on August 27, 2018. The couple, a Drug ... Read More »

Gary Davis Pleads not Guilty to Helping to Run Silk Road Market

Gary Davis has pleaded not guilty to charges related to helping Ross Ulbricht run the infamous Silk Road market. According to a report made public, Davis also pleaded not guilty to multiple charges. These included conspiracy charges to distribute narcotics, to commit computer hacking and to commit money laundering. According to an indictment filed against him in 2013 by the ... Read More »

Progress in Vienna Against Narcotics Drugs on the Dark Market

This March, Vienna hosted the meeting for the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). The countries involved came together to take head-on the agenda of hindrances confounding the drug-control campaign. Among the discussed issues, and one common on American soil was the opioids menace. The discussion featured among many, fentanyl and its derivatives, whose threat is considerably unparalleled. This was ... Read More »

Operation Bayonet: This is how HTCU took Hansa Market offline

The Dutch High Tech Crime Unit expertly assumed control over the underground website, Hansa Market. Operation Bayonet, a multinational law enforcement operation, proved that Hansa Market undeservedly felt safe on the darknet. The story behind pulling Hansa Market down started a couple months earlier along with another a critical marketplace on the darknet, Alphabay. The HTCU got signals that the ... Read More »

Feds Split Up Stolen Sheep Market Funds

In Jacksonville, Florida, United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced that three law enforcement agencies would be “awarded” with the funds stolen by the Sheep Marketplace hackers between 2013 and 2014. The announcement took place at a Homeland Security Investigations Office in Jacksonville. And even though the ICE-HSI Special Agent in Charge, James Spero, helped make the announcement, and neither ... Read More »

Research: Exploring the Regulation System and Market Culture of AlphaBay

Legal marketplaces are governed by federal state law, and market participants hold the right to resort to legal recourse whenever they might be faced with fraudulent behavior. Law enforcement promotes insurance, stability and transparency of commerce taking place across legal markets. Interestingly enough, illegal markets have to somehow emulate the main approaches adopted by legal markets to become successful and ... Read More »