Dread, the darkweb’s version of Reddit, came back online after several extended periods of downtime caused by an ongoing DDoS attack. Dread came back with a whole bunch of new features and improvements, making the site even easier to use.
Cryptonia Market: Countering DDoS with New v3 Onions
Cryptonia Market, like many of the markets impacted by the ongoing DDoS attack against dozens of markets and forums, gave in and issued a lengthy mirror list and claime they would try to keep at least one of them up at all times during the DDoS. The new system has allowed users to access the market through at least one of the published mirrors since the update.
Warwick Man Sentenced for Using Bitcoin to Access Child Abuse Content
A Rhode Island man was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for using bitcoin to subscribe to a darkweb forum dedicated to the sharing of illegal content. This is one of a very small number of cases involving purchased content of this type.
Two Arrested in Portugal for Selling on the Darkweb
Polícia Judiciária, Portugal’s national investigative agency, arrested two students for suspected drug trafficking through the darkweb, according to recent announcement from authorities in Portugal.
Opioid Dealer Sentenced to 135 Months in Prison
The final member of a New York fentanyl analogue trafficking organization, Terrance Washington, was sentenced in federal court to serve more than 11 years in prison. Darknetlive, along with DeepDotWeb and other darkweb news sites, covered this case from start to finish.
CGMC Silently Shut Down
CGMC, also known as the CannabisGrowers & Merchants Co-op, ended operations in May 2019. According to at least one prolific CGMC vendor, the market had issues with withdrawals prior to shutting down but did not steal user’s funds.
Research Chemical Vendor Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison
A Florida man was sentenced to more than ten years in prison for selling research chemicals such N-Ethylhexedrone benzoyl fentanyl online. In addition to various research chemicals, the defendant also sold CBD, GHB, and clonazolam, among other substances.
Austrian Teen Arrested for Using Counterfeit Euros from the Darkweb
Law enforcement in Salzburg, Austria, arrested a 19-year-old for purchasing counterfeit euros from the darkweb and spending them at local businesses. In addition to the counterfeit currency charges, the teenager faces charges for possessing almost 200 grams of cocaine.
Hansa Vendor "DaCandyMan" Sentenced to Prison
Darkweb cocaine vendor “dacandyman” was sentenced by a federal judge to more than four years in prison for shipping roughly $200,000 worth of cocaine to buyers across the United States.
Dutch Police Bust "DutchMagic" Package Shipper
According to an announcement from Dutch law enforcement, police raided and arrested an individual suspected shipping drugs and laundering money in connection with the prolific darkweb vendor DutchMagic.