German authorities are pushing new legislation that aims to criminalize the operation of a Tor node. Authorities want to punish Tor node operators with a fine or imprisonment.
Insufficiently Franked Package Leads to Arrest in Germany
German authorities intercepted a package of amphetamine to his home address in Tuttlingen. Like many darkweb drug buyer arrests, this one involved a package that lacked proper postage.
Child Abuser Caught After Uploading Pictures to Darkweb Forums
Investigators have arrested a 43-year-old from Lower Saxony for the serious sexual abuse of children and the distribution of child pornography. According to a press release from the Central Office for Combating Cybercrime and Cloppenburg police, the man sexually abused a child at least 15 times and uploaded pictures and videos of the assault to darkweb forums.
Two Arrested in Bavaria for Ordering Drugs Online
Bavarian law enforcement arrested two suspected darkweb drug buyers in Middle Franconia for ordering two kilograms of amphetamine, 300 ecstasy pills, and for possessing cannabis plants. They are suspected of drug trafficking, according to a press release from Bavarian authorities.
Alleged Elysium Staff Claim Innocence in Court
During the first few days of the hearing at the Limburg District Court, the four men accused of running or moderating the Elysium darknet forum claimed they had no interest in children and that they participated out of technical interest. Some of the defendants made claims that sounded outlandish to both the public and the prosecution.
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.
German Man Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Euros
A 27-year-old man appeared before the Criminal Court of Caen (Calvados) for trying to sell counterfeit euro notes he had purchased on the darknet.
Elysium Admin will be in Court on Thursday
More than a year after the takedown of the darknet forum “Elysium,” the Attorney General in Frankfurt spoke to the public about the upcoming trial for the site’s alleged administrator and three co-conspirators.
Drug Commander May Get Out of Prison Early
Although it was not mentioned in the courtroom during his most recent hearing, former darknet vendor “Drogenkommandant” may not have to serve all nine years of his prison sentence, a judge has now revealed.
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.