In 2014, a developer created a darkweb search engine called Grams. He also created an archive of darkweb vendors, their PGP keys, and their listings. In 2017, he shut the service down. Something possibly greater has emerged; an archive service called Masterlist.
DoJ: PlayPen Member Sentenced to Prison in Connecticut
Michael Bauer, a 37-year-old from North Branford, Connecticut, was sentenced to 35 months in prison and an even longer stretch of time on supervised release.
Finnish Police Seize Subutex from Suspected Darkweb Vendors
Law enforcement in Finland arrested two alleged Subutex vendors in Pirkanmaa and Northern Finland. According to a publication from Finnish authorities, the men sold thousands of pills on the darkweb between 2017 and 2018.
DOJ: MH4LIFE Admits Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy
The couple behind the darkweb market vendor accounts MH4LIFE, TRAPPEDINTIME, FASTFORWARD, and MRHIGH4LIFE have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances in an Ohio court. Both were arrested during Operation Darkness Falls.
Florida School Teacher Enters Guilty Plea in Child Porn Case
According to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, a Homeland Security Investigations operation led to the arrest of a school teacher who had been sharing child pornography on darkweb forums and other sites.
U.S. Marshals Auctioning 660 Seized Bitcoin
The United States Marshals Service is auctioning 660 Bitcoin seized during various federal investigations. Some of the cryptocurrency is directly traceable to noteworthy darkweb vendors or related cases.