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Netflix Series Star Arrested for Dark Web Drug Trafficking

Law enforcement from Oakland County has announced the arrest of a 21-year-old Michigan resident on the grounds of drug trafficking. Ryan James Zettel was featured in the 2018 Netflix series, Dope, where he claimed to be a drug trafficker operating through the dark web. The graduate of Troy Athens High School appeared on season 2, episode 3 of the Netflix ... Read More »


What do young people think of the dark web? A survey

The dark web represents parts of the internet that can be only accessed via special software, such as the Tor browser bundle. The anonymity offered via the dark web has helped many forms of illegal activities flourish on these darker parts of the internet. However, the dark web also hosts many forms of legal activities, especially related to helping whistleblowers ... Read More »

Scotland Man Jailed for Buying Firearm on the Dark Web

Police recently apprehended a 48-year-old male citizen of Scotland for buying a Glock 9mm handgun from the dark web. Loner David Mitchell has been repeatedly questioned by detectives, but he refused to tell them his motive behind the purchase of the weapons. Mitchell went on a darknet market site and made a deal with a vendor who sold the weapons ... Read More »

EU’s Project Against Dark Web Crimes Enters Practical Phase

A research project funded and launched by the European Union in May 2017 to develop technical tools to help law enforcement agencies combat crimes carried out via the darknet using cryptocurrencies has entered its practical phase. On completion in April 2020 and if successful, the project will well equip law enforcement agencies in the fight against all darknet crimes and ... Read More »


Research: Classifying illegal content on dark web forums

The activities instigated by cybercriminals on the dark web are increasingly becoming one of the most critical issues influencing societies all over the world. The anonymity and privacy offered via the dark web have qualified it as the preferred online environment for a myriad of illegal activities. Cybercriminals are currently using darknets for various forms of illegal activities including illicit ... Read More »

Research: A novel model of extraction of data from the deep web

With the rapid development of modern society, people’s need for information interaction is surging with the advent of the internet. With the help of the world wide web, information can disseminate quickly, and the forms through which information may be shared are increasing, including documents, pictures, audio clips, videos, hyperlinks, forms, and many more. The surged demand for web information ... Read More »


Research: Cryptocurrencies integrated with the dark web

The blockchain technology, which is the basis of cryptocurrencies, is expected to totally transform the global financial system during the next few years. The anonymity offered by many cryptocurrencies represents one of the main features enticing individuals, as well as organizations, to use cryptocurrencies instead of traditional fiat currencies. The dark web has also gained much attention lately, since it ... Read More »

Billings Woman Arrested Alongside her Father Pleads Not Guilty to Dark Web Drug Trafficking

A 29-year-old Billings woman entered a not guilty plea after she was indicted with dark web drug trafficking charges. The woman was arrested alongside her 69-year-old father, whom the authorities believe she ran the dark web drug trafficking operation with from their West End home. The two allegedly accepted payment in bitcoin and delivered the drug packages to their clients ... Read More »

A Bank Worker Has Avoided Jail After Claiming He Was Forced by Dark Web Criminals to Embezzle £75,000 from His Employer

A 22-year-old resident of Irvine, North Ayrshire, pleaded guilty to embezzling £75,000 from the company employing him. Dayne Lynn claimed that he was used by criminals from the dark web to do the dirty job and that he would not have done it had he not been compelled to. Lynn said he became involved in dark web crimes after watching ... Read More »


Research: Categorizing content on the dark web via a novel crawler

The dark web is similar to other parts of the deep web in that its content cannot be indexed by conventional search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and others. Even though there are currently special search engines that can crawl the content of several darknets, they are still immature and cannot index all parts of the dark web. This represents ... Read More »