The leader of a multi-state ring accused of defrauding retailers, car dealerships, banks, and other financial institutions of more than 1.3 million dollars has pleaded guilty. The ring allegedly used identities created using stolen personal information bought on the dark web to defraud businesses in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
Remember When the Secret Service Ran a VPN Honeypot?
More than ten years before law enforcement secretly operated one of the largest darkweb markets, the Secret Service launched a premium VPN for members of a cybercrime forum, allowing the agency to gather evidence on forum founders, prolific hackers, and other users.
Three Indicted for Selling Steroids on the Darkweb
Three men sold more than $100,000 worth of anabolic steroids on Alphabay, Dream, and other darkweb marketplaces, according to a four-count indictment unveiled by U.S. Attorneys in Ohio.
UK Government to Spend £30M in fighting Against Dark Web Child Predators
The UK government has pledged to strengthen the fight against online child exploiters and abusers. This is according to an announcement published by the Home Office. The government will enhance the fight by a £30M fund and will mostly target dark web pedophiles.
Alleged Dream Vendor "BerlinMannschaft" Faces 126 Drug Charges
A 33-year-old Dutchman allegedly shipped at least 3,400 packages of drugs to customers in different countries through the Dream Market darkweb marketplace, according to to public prosecutor’s office. Prosecutors have accused the man of selling meth, ecstasy, amphetamine, cocaine, and many other drugs on Dream and earning more than $600,000 through his drug trafficking operation.
Four Guilty Pleas Entered in Darkweb Drug Trafficking/Murder Case
Four defendants pleaded guilty to committing a variety of crimes in connection with a massive counterfeit Xanax conspiracy in Georgia that included drug production, darkweb drug trafficking, and an alleged homicide.
Notice: Darkweb Forum "Envoy" is Down for Maintenance
The co-administrator of the darkweb forum “Envoy” shut the site down to conduct a security audit after his partner and co-administrator seemingly disappeared under suspicious circumstances.
"Harsh DoS Attack" Knocked Dread Offline
Dread, the darkweb discussion platform that serves as a centralized point of contact for users of other darkweb markets and forums, is currently down due to “a harsh DoS attack,” the creator said in a message on Reddit.
California Man Heads to Prison for Darkweb Meth Sales
A 65-year-old from California, the elder of a father-son crew behind three darkweb vendor accounts, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a methamphetamine trafficking operation.
Wisconsin Man Admits Selling MDMA on the Darkweb
A Wisconsin man pleaded guilty in Federal court to possession with intent to distribute a variety of drugs through Alphabay, Hansa, Dream Market, and several other darkweb marketplaces. He admitted selling more than $1.5 million worth of drugs over the course of his career.