Darkweb Vendor "Chemsusa" Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Luis Fernandez, one of two co-conspirators convicted of selling carfentanil and other opioids through the "Chemsusa" darkweb vendor account, was sentenced to 151 months in prison. During sentencing, the court heard that Fernandez was responsible for "shipping death" to hundreds of customers throughout the United States.
German Man Allegedly Ran a Darkweb Child Abuse Forum from His Home
A 43 year old man from Pforzheim, Germany is suspected of running a dark web child pornography forum from a server located in his home since 2015. The man has been indicted by the cybercrime department of the Mannheim public prosecutor's office. The defendant and the other members of the forum used the forum to exchange child abuse and exploitation videos.
Dark.Fail Introduces New Guidelines for Market Admins
In an effort to cut down on the use of phishing links and to simplify the verification of mirror addresses for darkweb marketplaces, DarkDotFail issued new listing guidelines detailing the requirements for a verified status on Dark.Fail. The new guidelines give markets one month to comply.
Pedophiles are Upgrading their OPSEC Guides on Darkweb Forums
The Department of Justice recently announced the takedown of the child abuse site Welcome to Video. Now, users of similar forums are producing and sharing more advanced OPSEC guides for themselves and other users, providing insight into how these communities exist and stay online.
Report: Marijuana Legalization in Canada Increased International Darkweb Sales
According to a recent report, illicit international Cannabis sales on dark web marketplaces by Canadian vendors have been on the rise since its recreational use was legalized in Canada. The increase in sales has made Canada the fourth largest distributor of cannabis on dark web marketplaces.
Convicted Darkweb Vendor to Forfeit $150K in Bitcoin
A United States judge ordered Christopher Bania, a recently convicted darkweb dealer who admitted selling a variety of drugs on Alphabay, Hansa, Dream Market, and others, to forfeit more than $150,000 in Bitcoin.
NCIDE Task Force Identified Another Darkweb Vendor
The Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force, a task force with an active presence on darkweb forums and marketplaces, reportedly identified yet another darkweb vendor. The task force adds the name of an identified vendor to the "Identified Vendors" list on their Tor site.
Darkweb Vendor "DrFrosty" Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
A California darkweb vendor was sentenced to five years in prison for selling methamphetamine on the darkweb after pleading guilty to related charges earlier this year. The man admitted selling methamphetamine through darkweb vendor accounts on Dream Market, Empire Market, and SilkRoad 3.1 under the alias “DrFrosty.”