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.
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.