A two-year international operation coordinated by INTERPOL has led to the rescue of 50 children, as well as the arrest and prosecution of child sex offenders in Thailand, Australia and the United States.
Gangsta's Paradise Forum Shut Down by Dread
The substandard darkweb forum known as “Gangsta’s Paradise” was shut down by the owner of Dread as a result of the constant spam and lies spread by Gangsta’s Paradise users.
Federal Court to Hear an Appeal from the Elysium Admins
The convicted administrators and staff members of the darkweb child pornography forum “Elysium” have launched an appeal against the judgments handed down during earlier legal proceedings.
The Warrant Canary for Dread is Significantly Out of Date
The owner of the darkweb forum Dread, HugBunter, maintains a warrant canary to ensure the safety of the forum and the users of the forum. His canary has no been updated since Feburary 21, 2019.
Germany in the DeepWeb: Fake SQL Injection and OPSEC Failures
German authorities, after the “Munich massacre,” doubled their efforts to investigate criminal activity on the darkweb. One of their targets was the forum “Germany in the DeepWeb.” Prosecutors in the case against the suspected forum adminstrator have detailed some of the unique tactics used during the investigation into the forum.
Interview: Mods of a German Darkweb Forum
Former moderators of the German darkweb forum “Germany in the Deep Web” conducted an interview with a German website. The interview covered important topics and the future of freedom of speech on the darkweb.
Flugsvamp 2.0 Admin Busted in Sweden
According to the National Unit Against International and Organized Crime, the administrator of the Swedish darkweb market “Flugsvamp 2.0” has been arrested for several drug trafficking offenses. Little information, other than what one news outlet published, has been made available at this point.
Elysium Owner Caught After Leaking IP Address
While investigating darkweb crime in 2017, investigators with the German Federal Criminal Police Office discovered a darknet child abuse forum called “Elysium.” Georg Ungefuk, the Attorney General in Frankfurt, led an investigation into the forum that eventually shuttered it and brought its owners into custody.