A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is set to spend the next 15 months in prison for purchasing Xanax from a darkweb marketplace for and possessing a firearm. The defendant had been purchasing large quantities of Xanax on the darkweb to sell locally for one year or longer.
Cock.li, a service known to most as an email provider, temporarily shut down many of their services "due to an ongoing legal search order." The owner of Cock.li reminded users that the full disk encryption on every server prevents law enforcement from actually collecting information from seized drives.
A 19-year-old Austrian man was handed a suspended sentence after he admitted that he had purchased counterfeit euros on the dark web. The teen reportedly wanted to use the counterfeit bills to purchase drugs. In court, the teenager told the judge that "accessing the darkweb was general knowledge."
On November 18, the official download site for the Monero CLI served a malicious binary for less than an hour. The malicious version of the download was designed to steal Monero from unsuspecting victims. The incident demonstrates the importance of independently verifying files, messages, and even links.
Dread suffered a crash that resulted in the loss of two weeks worth of data, including account changes, posts, comments, and even new accounts. HugBunter will have the forum up and running again in the next few days, according to a status update posted on the DreadAlert subreddit.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Alabama announced that Ryan Thomas Carver pleaded guilty to possession of a collection of pictures and videos depicting child sexual abuse. Carver admitted purchasing child abuse content on Welcome to Video, a now-defunct dark web "the largest darknet child pornography website" according to the Department of Justice.
SamSara Market, the official yet unofficial successor to Dream Market, has been down for several days without any explanation from the market's administration. The administrator of the market has been keeping the staff in the dark as well, according to a recent post by one of the market's most senior staff members.
Two residents of Melbourne, Australia, admitted they had used the dark web and the postal system to import drugs into Australia for distribution. The duo ran the drug trafficking operation from a two-bedroom apartment in Mernda, Melbourne.