Cock.li, a service known to most as an email provider, temporarily shut down many of their services “due to an ongoing legal search order.” The owner of Cock.li reminded users that the full disk encryption on every server prevents law enforcement from actually collecting information from seized drives.
Austrian Teen Avoids Prison in Counterfeit Euro Case
A 19-year-old Austrian man was handed a suspended sentence after he admitted that he had purchased counterfeit euros on the dark web. The teen reportedly wanted to use the counterfeit bills to purchase drugs.
Alabama Man Admits Using "Largest Darknet Child Porn Site"
The U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Alabama announced that 29 year old Ryan Thomas Carver pleaded guilty to possession of a collection of pictures and videos depicting child sexual abuse. According to court documents, Carver purchased child abuse content from Welcome to Video, a now-defunct dark web “the largest darknet child pornography website” according to the United States Department of Justice.
DEA Warns of "Mass Quantities" of Counterfeit Pills Made with Fentanyl
In an official statement, the Drug Enforcement Administration warned that 27 percent of the pills seized between January and March of this year contained fentanyl. According to the DEA, Mexican cartels are manufacturing these counterfeit pills and distributing them throughout the United States.
BBC News is Now Available Over Tor
The BBC launched a Tor version of its international news website in an attempt to thwart censorship in regions where access to the BBC News website is blocked or limited. The onion service provides access to the BBC’s international news website and includes several foreign language services.
Austrian Man Arrested for Buying Marijuana on the Darkweb
In October, officials at the Customs Office in Vienna opened an investigation into a 22-year-old who had ordered several packages of marijuana from the darkweb to sell locally in Austria.
Austrian Teen Arrested for Using Counterfeit Euros from the Darkweb
Law enforcement in Salzburg, Austria, arrested a 19-year-old for purchasing counterfeit euros from the darkweb and spending them at local businesses. In addition to the counterfeit currency charges, the teenager faces charges for possessing almost 200 grams of cocaine.
Another Darkweb News Site Bites the Dust
For reasons unknown but possibly related to the recent DeepDotWeb shutdown, another darkweb news website ended operations on May 9, 2019. They gave no explanation as to why they shut down.