Life Sentence for Alphabay Grenade Buyer

Life Sentence for Alphabay Grenade Buyer

The NCA announced that a man who had attempted to purchase a hand-grenade on the Alphabay darknet market has received a life sentence for attempting to purchase weaponry with intent to endanger a life.

Zurich Police Bust Dream Vendor "Happy-Olaf"

Zurich Police Bust Dream Vendor "Happy-Olaf"

The Zurich law enforcement announced the arrest of several darknet vendors including Happy-Olaf and two other “top 10 darknet shops for Swiss darknet buyers.”

Elysium Owner Caught After Leaking IP Address

Elysium Owner Caught After Leaking IP Address

While investigating darkweb crime in 2017, investigators with the German Federal Criminal Police Office discovered a darknet child abuse forum called “Elysium.” Georg Ungefuk, the Attorney General in Frankfurt, led an investigation into the forum that eventually shuttered it and brought its owners into custody.

Russia: Massive Darknet Drug Operation Underway

Russia: Massive Darknet Drug Operation Underway

Russian law enforcement conducted a massive operation against darknet drug trafficking sites. They utilized photo uploading sites and identified more than 20 darknet sites this year. They have seized 118kg of various illegal substances as well.