Romania Police Arrest a Darknet Ransomware Gang of Five

Romanian police made their first ransomware related arrest in five years. According to Europol, the Romanian police responded to the call of rampant ransomware attacks and sales of hacked data on the Darknet, to go all out to arrest a gang of five. The gangs…

Darknet Vendor ‘DutchKings’ Sentenced to Seven Years

In November 2016, Netherlands police arrested two darknet drug dealers in Eemnes. The duo had sold hundreds of thousands of Euros of marijuana, ecstasy, and cocaine. In December 2017, the partners faced a judge in court and received lengthy prison sentences for drug distribution and…

Elysium Member Admits Guilt in Dresden Court

In July, the Federal Criminal Police Office raided an apartment and arrested a 39-year-old male. At the same time, a massive darknet child abuse forum called Elysium suddenly went dark. The apartment belonged to the owner of the forum and the BKA had seized his…

RCMP Bust Fentanyl Distribution Ring with Darknet Ties

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested several suspected members of a darknet fentanyl distribution network. In mid December, the RCMP raided a drug lab in Chateauguay that had been pumping out fentanyl and carfentanil. Thirty police officers participated in the drug bust and arrested…

Teen Blames Darknet for Child Porn Found on His PC

Missouri police announced that a high school student had been charged with 21 counts of felony possession of child pornography. The activities surfaced when school faculty and a local police officer confronted 18-year-old McGwire Coleman at his high school about a completely unrelated crime. After…

Two Dealers Busted in Austria After Package Interception

The National Police Directorate in Tyrol (LPD Tirol) announced the completion of an investigation into two teenage drug dealers. According to the Innsbruck prosecutor, the duo had imported drugs from Germany—through a darknet vendor—into the Austrian state of Tyrol. Police seized more than $27,000 worth…

US says Romanians hacked police cameras

US prosecutors have charged two Romanians with hacking Washington DC police computers linked to surveillance cameras just days before President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The pair are being held in Romania, having been arrested at Bucharest Otopeni airport on 15 December. Mihai Alexandru Isvanca, 25, and…

Man arrested for allegedly hacking wife to death

Enyioha Opara, Minna THE Niger State Police Command has arrested a 50-year-old man, Bamaiyi Tanko, for allegedly murdering his wife, Auta. According to the police, Tanko, who hails from Maigoge Village in the Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State, allegedly hacked Auta, his wife…

Man arrested for allegedly hacking wife to death

Enyioha Opara, Minna THE Niger State Police Command has arrested a 50-year-old man, Bamaiyi Tanko, for allegedly murdering his wife, Auta. According to the police, Tanko, who hails from Maigoge Village in the Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State, allegedly hacked Auta, his wife…

Police hold exercise preparing for chemical attack on Israeli embassy

Police have carried out a training exercise to prepare for a chemical attack on the the Israeli embassy in London. The drill, which was the first of its kind to take place in a foreign embassy in the capital, also involved firefighters and paramedics who…

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