Deutschland im Zwiebelnetz

Deutschland im Zwiebelnetz is a reboot of the famous DiDW (Germany in the Deepweb aka Germanyhusicaysx) that German authorities seized in the wake of the Munich massacre. The gunman, David Sonboly, had allegedly purchased his Glock from the site and sealed the site’s fate.

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Finnish Customs: Sipulikanava Takedown Statement

Even though the takedown happened last year and Finnish Customs never intended the takedown to go unnoticed, Customs just now released a statement explaining that they had taken down the Finnish imageboard called “Sipulikanava” or “the Onion Channel.” It was no secret that the hidden service allowed the sale of narcotics, but apparently Customs needed to make themselves clear. (Covered on Darknetlive last year).

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Dread

Dread is a new community service for Dark Net users, built from scratch without any frameworks by /u/hugbunter, the site was intended as a Dark Net Market security discussion and resource for web masters or researchers.

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Four Germans Charged for Operating Elysium

The Public Prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt has charged four men for running the now-defunct darknet child abuse forum “Elysium.” All four have been charged for administration, development, and moderation of the forum. That have also been charged for distributing child abuse material. And one has been charged for physically abusing two children while holding an administrative position on the forum.

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Tabooless Member is Identifying Suspects for Police

An ongoing case at the district court of Freiburg has revealed more information about members of Tabooless Chat as well as the investigation that ended the site. The case focused on the abuse of a child in Staufen but recent developments revealed that many of the suspects had met on Tabooless, used Tabooless actively, and possibly held administrative (or similar) positions. During the hearings, the investigators revealed that on September 10, 2017, _someone_ had sent a tip to the LKA and BKA that contained pictures, videos, and information on the identity of the Tabooless administrator named “Commander.
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BKA: Fighting Darknet Child Abuse Forums

Matthias Wenz, Deputy Head of a unit of the German Federal Police dedicated to crimes against children, talked about the current state of child abuse on the clearnet and darknet. He spoke about the limitations in child pornography investigations, the victims of these crimes, and the changes needed in punishing child pornography law violations. He said some things likely overlooked by the general public and controversial to others: He questioned the use of investigative techniques employed in the operations that brought down Playpen, The Love Zone, and Childs Play.
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