Europol, in the recently released 2019 Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment, covered some of the ongoing instability in the darkweb ecosystem as well as community response to some of law enforcement’s actions against marketplaces.
French Soldier Sentenced for Buying Counterfeit Notes on the Darkweb
A French Soldier was handed a partially suspended sentence after he admitted that he had purchased counterfeit banknotes on the dark web. The soldier is reportedly a repeat offender and bought the counterfeit bills to fund his gambling and online betting addiction.
Former Teacher Sentenced to 9 Months for Possession of Child Abuse Images
A 61-year-old retired teacher found in possession of more than 8,000 child images abuse images has been jailed. The former teacher admitted that he acquired the images from both the Clearnet and the dark web. His search history showed that he also searched for child sex holiday destinations.
UK Government to Spend £30M in fighting Against Dark Web Child Predators
The UK government has pledged to strengthen the fight against online child exploiters and abusers. This is according to an announcement published by the Home Office. The government will enhance the fight by a £30M fund and will mostly target dark web pedophiles.
Drug Dealer Headed to Prison After Buying Meth on the Darkweb
A man from Watkins Glen, New York, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for buying 55 grams of meth from a darkweb drug vendor.