Last Defendant has Entered Prison in Alphabay Heroin Case

A former darknet vendor recently started serving his prison sentence for his role in a cocaine and heroin trafficking operation. Chaudhry Ahmad Farooq, a 25-year-old Pakistani national, worked alongside 33-year-old Abdullah Almashwali in Brooklyn, New York, to ship drugs across the United States through the…

Tasmania’s Dark web Drug and Bikies dealers nabbed

It’s exactly a few minutes past 4:00 pm in Burnie, Tasmania’s North West. A darkish sedan pulls over to a small group of people gathered by some shops. The rear window is down as money is exchanged for portions of the drug ice. “It’s like…

Over 150M Accounts Hacked and compromised on MyFitnessPal in a recent data breach

A massive data breach of the MyFitnessPal app revealed over 150 million user credentials and personal data to cyber hackers. Under Armour Inc. stated that the list of corporates victims of hacking and cyber-attacks last week hurt share prices by almost 4.6%. Social security numbers,…

Cryptocurrency news roundup, April 15, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: Islamic scholar claims Bitcoin is Sharia law compliant Mufti Muhammad Abu Bakar, a Sharia advisor and compliance officer at Blossom Finance, recently argued Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be Sharia law compliant in certain…

INDONESIAN STUDENT ARRESTED FOR PURCHASING ECSTASY USING BITCOINS

For some months now, the only certainty about the fight against the use of the dark web is the arrest of culprits every now and then. Although this shows improvement, it still isn’t the way to curb the problem. Meanwhile, the list of active students…

Tor Project Ended Tor Messenger Development

The Tor Project announced the discontinuation of Tor Messenger, a messaging platform that incorporated Tor and OTR by default. In a blog post about the end of Tor Messenger support, the Tor Project gave three reasons for the decision. One of the more pressing reasons…

Two Pennsylvania Men Charged for Fentanyl Distribution

Jamil I. Chapman and his nephew Nasai J. Chapman allegedly used the darknet to import fentanyl and carfentanil from China to their residence in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Authorities announced that, in total, the men had ordered *fentanyl packages on seven occasions and received between 400…

Three Found Guilty in Fatal Fentanyl Conspiracy Case

A federal jury in Nashville, Tennessee, found three men guilty of participating a fentanyl distribution conspiracy based in Madison during an 8-days trial.. The men are now waiting for their prison sentences alongside another five co-conspirators who had previously pleaded guilty to their roles in…

Dream Vendor ‘OxyGod’ Arrested in DEA Operation

According to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Central District of California, a DEA investigation in Orange County led to the arrest of three men who allegedly sold fentanyl on the Dream darknet marketplace. The announcement followed the release of a criminal…

Russian drug kingpin Alexandre Sitnikov arrested

Viktor Ivanov, the head of The Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation (FDCS), met diplomats from 46 countries and gave them information about drug dealers. Names and addresses of these criminals were identified during special operation “Mosaic”. The list includes 1,500 names, 1,180…

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