Alphabay Vendor "SayNoToCustoms" Sentenced to Prison

Alphabay Vendor "SayNoToCustoms" Sentenced to Prison
U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour sentenced Matthew M Witters to seven years in prison for selling thousands of "doses of fentanyl" to customers throughout the United States. Witters distributed more than 2300 "fentanyl doses" under the vendor accounts "SayNoToCustoms" and "kakashisan" on Alphabay and Dream Market
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Signal Desktop Update Patches a Privilege Elevation Vulnerability

Signal Desktop Update Patches a Privilege Elevation Vulnerability
A recent version of Signal Desktop on Windows has an elevation of privilege vulnerability, potentially allowing the background execution of a malicious binary whenever other users launch the application. Signal developers released a patched update on December 17, two weeks after a security researcher disclosed the vulnerability.
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Dream Vendor "Canna_Bars" Sentenced to Prison

Dream Vendor "Canna_Bars" Sentenced to Prison
A judge in a California court sentenced Jose Robert Porras III to five years and 10 months in federal prison for distributing a controlled substance and illegally possessing firearms. The Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force (NCIDE) investigated Porras in 2018 and identified him as the operator of vendor accounts on Hansa Market, Wall Street Market, and Dream Market.
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Eleven Arrested in International Counterfeit Euro Operation

Eleven Arrested in International Counterfeit Euro Operation
Europol coordinated raids in seven countries and provided information that led to the arrest of eleven people suspected of buying counterfeit euro notes on the darkweb. The arrests were the product of an investigation into the second largest counterfeit euro trafficking network on the darkweb, according to Europol.
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Man Sentenced for Trying to Buy Radioactive Material on the Darkweb

Man Sentenced for Trying to Buy Radioactive Material on the Darkweb
A United States District Judge sentenced Bryant Riyanto Budi of Matthews, North Carolina, to 78 months in prison for attempting to purchase radioactive material over the darkweb with intent to cause death. Budi had attempted to purchase a radioactive substance online to kill a an unnamed individual.
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Netherlands Darkweb Vendor Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Netherlands Darkweb Vendor Sentenced to Four Years in Prison
A 35-year-old man from Eindhoven, Netherlands was sentenced to 48 months in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering. The defendant a variety of drugs to users from all over the world through the darkweb from mid-2014 to early 2019.
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Man Avoids Prison in Darkweb Child Porn Case

Man Avoids Prison in Darkweb Child Porn Case
A Polish man residing in Ireland was sentenced to three years in prison suspended after he pleaded guilty to possession of hundreds of child pornography images. The defendant downloaded the images from a now-defunct dark web child pornography site.
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Georgia Man Admits Running Darkweb Drug Trafficking Ring

Georgia Man Admits Running Darkweb Drug Trafficking Ring
A Georgia man admitted his role as the ringleader of a large-scale drug trafficking operation responsible for producing and distributing up to 200,000 pills every month at the operation's peak. Four out of his five co-conspirators have already pleaded guilty to similar drug distribution conspiracy charges for the distribution of Carfentanil, Alprazolam, and Marijuana.
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