A father and son from Orange County, California, are facing lengthy prison sentences for allegedly selling methamphetamine through a number of undisclosed darkweb marketplaces, according to an announcement from the United States Attorney’s Office. Earlier this month, a jury found the father guilty and June 17, the son pleaded guilty.
Libertas Market Shuts Down Due to 'Lack of Use' on I2P
Libertas Marketplace, less than one month after moving to the I2P network and shutting down their onion service, is closing up shop on I2P as well, citing the “lack of use of I2P.” In a closing message, the market, the Libertas admin claimed all marketplaces on the Tor network are honeypots operated by law enforcement.
Canna_Bars aka TheFastPlug Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution Charges
Jose Robert Porras III, a convicted felon and former darkweb vendor, pleaded guilty to distributing controlled substances and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Porras sold drugs on Dream Market and Wallstreet Market under the names “Canna_Bars” and “TheFastPlug.”
Phishing: Ex-mod Explains How to Bypass Empire Market's 2FA System
In a public paste, one of the most prolific entities responsible for phishing Empire Market users pointed out how easily he—or anyone with the ability to run a proxy—could bypass the marketplace’s “anti-phishing features.” The former Empire Market mod demonstrated how even when presented with the correct Empire Market address, the end user ignores the legitimate Empire Market link in the 2FA message.
What to Do When Dread Goes Down
When Dread, the most popular discussion platform on the darkweb, goes offline for one reason or another, many users find themselves lost or posting the same questions concerning Dread’s status on various subreddits. Here are some alternative forums to check out until Dread comes back online. This is not a conclusive list of darkweb forums worth using but hopefully these sites can occupy your time until Dread’s retun.
Seizure Banner Update - Authorities Arrest Three Suspected Admins of France's Biggest Darkweb Market
On June 12, French law enforcement arrested the three suspected administrators of the French DeepWeb Market, the largest darkweb market in France. The administrators are facing charges in connection with the drug trafficking that took place on the site and several related crimes.
Wallstreet Market Vendor "EastSideHigh" Indicted for Selling MDMA and Ketamine
Three men suspected of operating the darkweb vendor account “EastSideHigh” have been indicted in federal court for manufacturing MDMA and ketamine and selling the manufactured substances through Wallstreet Market.
Wallstreet Market Vendor "Platinum45" Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
A federal judge sentenced an Irvine, California, darkweb vendor known as Platinum45 to 10 years in federal prison for one count of money laundering conspiracy and one count of distribution of methamphetamine.
New Vendor Update: U.S. Police Launch their Own Tor Site for Darkweb Vendor Busts
Not unlike the hidden services posted by Dutch law enforcement with lists of identified vendors, law enforcement in the United States recently published their own hidden service with a list of vendors arrested by law enforcement in California. The problem: some people are still buying from the vendors listed on the hidden service.
Missing Packs of Marijuana? Blame this Former USPS Employee
A USPS mail carrier was sentenced to 14 months in prison for stealing packages of drugs and reselling the products to local customers. The investigation involved a large “test parcel” of marijuana sent by the government itself.