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Liechtenstein Bank in the Limelight over Money Channeled by a Darknet Millionaire in Alpha-Bay Investigation

A Liechtenstein Bank is in the limelight after investigation and evidence in public records of the District Court of Southern District of Californian indicated that Bank Alpinum allowed a dark web criminal to transfer of millions of francs. The US Department of Justice launched a fight against dark web criminals two years ago, which was successful. In a well-coordinated joint ... Read More »

A German Arrested for Buying Amphetamine and Hashish on Darknet

Even though the dark web is continuously giving law enforcement agencies a hard time tracking down criminals who trade illegal products and services on the anonymous platform, the German police seem to be making steady steps towards the fight. Their investigations have led to the arrest of a 26-year-old male suspect who has been conducting illegal drug trade on the ... Read More »

Assets of Two Members of a Dark Web Drug Trafficking Trio Frozen

Two members of an Australian dark web trafficking trio, made up of a 25-year-old man and two sisters, have had their assets frozen. The trio allegedly sold drugs worth over $17 million through the dark web for five years. They were arrested on the 14th of February following nine months of investigations against their operations by Strike Force Royden, a ... Read More »

European Police Congress Deliberates on Making the Darknet Inaccessible to its States

The European Union recently held discussions through the European Police Congress regarding security matters, migration, and integration. The conference began on February 19th in Berlin with the first focus being on eliminating criminal activities facilitated online by the darknet. This is the largest conference held by states of the European Union regarding internal security. It comprises around 1,500 specialists from ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price weekly analysis – 9.3.2018

Even though bitcoin price dropped down to a week low of $3,767 in the beginning of last week’s trading sessions, it rose steadily thereafter to record a week high of $3,997.4 on Thursday. Bitcoin price has been rising along the upwards trend line we spotted during last week’s bitcoin price analysis, despite overshooting temporarily below it last Monday. The 23.6% ... Read More »

Swiss Darknet Drug Dealer Handed a Conditional Prison Sentence

A 52-year-old man accused of using the darknet to sell cannabis and to view child pornographic material was handed a conditional prison sentence by the District Court of Brugg. The 52-year-old, whose name was withheld, reportedly engaged in darknet drug dealing from August 2016 to July 2017 when he was arrested. He received payments in bitcoin and delivered the drugs ... Read More »

Seven Arrested in Spain for Purchasing Counterfeit Notes via the Darknet

Spain’s National Police arrested seven people accused of purchasing counterfeit euro notes from an Austrian darknet counterfeit notes vendor that was arrested in 2018. The suspects were arrested in the Ciudad Real, Madrid, Zaragoza, and Lerida provinces of Spain. In a statement, the National Police said that the arrests were a result of the second phase of an internationally coordinated ... Read More »

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Hacker hits the dark web again with new stack of hacked accounts

Gnosticplayers, a cybercriminal making waves this month from dumping over millions of hacked accounts onto the dark web for sale, has struck again with another batch of hacked accounts. The notorious hacker, who, according to reports, is a Pakistani national, posted 127 million compromised online accounts from eight popular websites on a dark web marketplace for sale. The stolen data ... Read More »

India Considering Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

A proposal to censor the internet is dangerously close to being enacted in India. If the new internet censorship proposal is enacted, the government of India will implement a system which would allow the blocking of web sites and online services in a way similar to how the Great Firewall of China functions. Internet freedom and civil liberties organizations and ... Read More »

Ex-Cop Called “Piratedeadpool” Stole Pensioner’s $3.4 Million Share Portfolio Using Dark Web

James Goris has pleaded guilty to one count each for obtaining property by deception, making identification information, child pornography, and using fake documents. The 46-year-old man used the dark web to make millions of dollars from Kenneth Holt, a pensioner, according to a report read at the Victoria County Court. In a statement released by Penny Thorp, the prosecutor, Goris ... Read More »

A Programming Genius Arrested for Running a Multi-Million Dollar Drug Empire on the Darknet

A 46-year-old man identified as Paul Le Roux, a former computer programmer, was arrested for trafficking drugs, weapons, and gold via the dark web. He is considered to be the coordinator of one of the biggest organized criminal groups, an attribute that earned him the nickname, ‘the Jeff Bezos of international organized criminal activities.’ Apart from trafficking, Le Roux provided ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price weekly analysis – 4.3.2019

Bitcoin price has been relatively stable last week, ranging between $3,900 and $3,980 during most of the week’s trading sessions. Even though bitcoin price was moving sideways around $3,900 during most of the week, it dropped down to record a week low of $3,761 on Wednesday. The 23.6% Fibonacci retracement ($3,778.5) supported bitcoin price and prevented further drop, even though ... Read More »

Ontario’s Attorney General Moves for the Forfeiture of 288 Bitcoin Seized from a Dark Web Drug Dealer

The government of Ontario, through its attorney general, is looking to acquire a forfeiture order against 288 bitcoins seized in the first bitcoin seizure ever by Canadian law enforcement. The bitcoins in question were seized from a dark web drug dealer in 2015. The bitcoin was seized following the dealer’s arrest after his attempt to purchase a Glock through the ... Read More »