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27.05.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Over the course of one week, numerous darknet drug buyers either landed in police custody or pleaded guilty to drug charges. Few darknet drug dealers made the news. The most recurring event, though, was the sentencing of pedophiles connected to darknet child abuse sites. Bitcoin: Man Sentenced for Running an Illegal Bitcoin Exchange Louis Ong, 37, will be spending the ... Read More »

19.05.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Auckland Dealer Won His Prison Sentence Appeal At the High Court in Auckland, New Zealand, a young man appealed a two-year prison sentence he had received for selling various illegal substances on the darknet. The man, Elias Valentin Smith, was only a teenager when New Zealand law enforcement caught him during Operation Tiger. His sentence—one that many thought was surprisingly ... Read More »

11.05.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Alphabay Vendor ‘EtiKing’ Sentenced to Life in Prison Jeremy P. Achey, known to some as the Alphabay vendor ”EtiKing,” faced U.S. District Judge Paul Byron in a recent sentencing hearing. Earlier this year, a jury convicted Achey of controlled substance distribution and fentanyl distribution. His drug sales led to the overdose of at least one customer. He sold fentanyl and ... Read More »

3.5.18 Darknetand Cybercrime Roundup

Sorting Through the Dread & Olympus Drama An incident between HugBunter, one of his admins, and Olympus Market led to the end of Dread—a Reddit-like messageboard exclusive to the darknet. The owner and creator of Dread, HugBunter, explained the situation on Reddit and to DeepDotWeb. We covered the incident not long after the news broke. Since then, HugBunter has explained ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, April 27, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Various cryptocurrency exchanges suspended ERC-20 token deposits over critical bug This week, multiple cryptocurrency exchanges, including OKEx, HitBTC, Poloniex, and Shapeshift, suspended ERC-20 token deposits and withdrawals over a critical smart contract bug that allowed malicious actors to create a seemingly unlimited number of tokens in affected contracts. Using ... Read More »

25.04.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

During the last seven days, the police have arrested darknet traffickers in both Germany and the Netherlands. The USPIS ended the career of two individuals who allegedly played a massive role in the Xanax distribution network, and German authorities ended another child abuse site. Last Defendant has Entered Prison in Alphabay Heroin Case Unlike his accomplice, former darknet vendor Chaudhry ... Read More »

Cryptocurrencies News Roundup 22.4.18

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Verge (XVG) reveals partnership with MindGeek Verge (XVG) had a few weeks ago raised 75 million XVG to secure a partnership with a mysterious company that had several high traffic websites, according to the cryptocurrency’s team. This week, it was revealed the partner is MindGeek, an organization that owns ... Read More »

19.04.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Throughout the week, an unusually high number of darknet market vendors landed in police custody or faced a judge for sentencing. The cases revealed that United States law enforcement has been targeting opioid dealers for, in since cases, years. And in Austria, amphetamine redistributors keep getting caught via ‘return to sender’ packages. Before are some cases DeepDotWeb covered this week. ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, April 15, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Islamic scholar claims Bitcoin is Sharia law compliant Mufti Muhammad Abu Bakar, a Sharia advisor and compliance officer at Blossom Finance, recently argued Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be Sharia law compliant in certain cases. According to Bakar, Bitcoin can be Halal (permitted) if it is used as a ... Read More »

11.04.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Model ‘Periodically’ Used Ketamine Prior to Alleged Kidnapping Chloe Ayling was the world to think a group of men kidnapped her to auction her off through a human trafficking group on the darknet. But over time, her story grew less and less believable. At the recent hearing for one of the men she claimed had kidnapped her, another piece of ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, April 8, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Mt Gox CEO claims he doesn’t want to profit from the exchange’s bankruptcy Mark Karpeles, the CEO of now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt Gox, recently revealed through a Reddit AMA that he doesn’t want to profit from the exchange’s bankruptcy. Karpeles was set to receive roughly 160,000 BTC, worth over ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, 1.4.18

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Monero rejects ASIC miners through emergency software update Privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) recently went through an emergency software upgrade called Lithium Luna that saw its proof-of-work (PoW) hashing algorithm become resistant to ASIC machines. Among other things, the upgrade, according to the cryptocurrency’s core developer Riccardo Spagni, “slightly changes ... Read More »

1.4.18 Darkweb and Cybercrime Roundup

Reddit Just Banned /R/DarkNetmarkets – Biggest Darknet Subreddit As the result of an abrupt rule change, Reddit users found themselves without access to the /r/darknetmarkets subreddit. Reddit unexpectedly banned roughly 20 darknet market subreddits and another 20 unrelated subreddits. Reddit admins, in the past, reminded subreddit moderators about the rules before banning a subreddit. They gave the mods an opportunity ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, March 2, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: G20 calls for cryptocurrency regulation suggestions by July, puts off crackdown During this year’s G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the world’s economic leaders revealed that they prefer to refer to cryptocurrencies as “crypto-assets,” and implied a crackdown on cryptocurrencies is out of the picture, although cryptos could have ... Read More »

21.03.18 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Former Hansa Vendor Doug-Heffernan Arrested in the Netherlands Some darknet market users may remember a large vendor who operated on Hansa and then disappeared after Hansa went down. Netherlands police certainly remembered the vendor after discovering a series of accounts on Dream marketplace that sold the same items and fit the profile for the former Hansa vendor Doug-Heffernan. Some may ... Read More »