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.
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.
South Dakota Man Admits Buying Meth on the Darkweb
A defendant in a methamphetamine distribution case in South Dakota admitted purchasing 500 or more grams of methamphetamine on the darkweb and redistributing the drug locally for further resale. He also admitted using his Coinbase account to fund the drug trafficking operation and to help conceal the proceeds of the operation.
Man Sentenced in SLO Murder-for-Hire Case
A Santa Barbara Film student who had attempted to hire a hitman on the darkweb to kill his stepmother was sentenced to three years in state prison, according to an announcement from the District Attorney.
North Carolina Woman Suspected of Selling Pills on the Darkweb
Homeland Security Investigations and the United States Postal Inspection Service are investigating a North Carolina woman for drug crimes likely linked to the darkweb. Investigators seized a package of pills headed addressed to the suspect. After searching the suspect’s house, they found hundreds of USPS packages and thousands of pills.