Darknet Bust Leads to Portugal’s First Bitcoin Seizure

In Atouguia da Baleia, a judge sentenced a couple from Poland to prison for selling narcotics on the darknet. The husband received a seven year prison sentence and the wife received a sentence of only five and a half years. The Judicial Police seized the…

Group of Silk Road Dealers Sentenced to Prison

Judge Michael Leeming sentenced five University of Manchester students to prison for selling more than $1.2 million worth of drugs on the Silk Road. According to the NCA, authorities arrested the ring leader and his primary accomplice at their apartment in Manchester on the same…

Darknet Vendor Arrested for Selling Fentanyl Nasal Spray

Federal authorities arrested 30-year-old Michael S. Schoenmann in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, for selling fentanyl nasal spray on the darknet. According to documents filed at the U.S. District Court in Madison, Schoenmann’s fentanyl spray led to the overdose of a 25-year-old in Port Charlotte, Florida. The case…

Federal Government Agents Buy Stalkerware

A spyware company called Mobistealth was revealed to be selling its products and services to several agencies of the American government, according to information released by a hacker who infiltrated Mobistealth’s servers. Mobistealth markets their cell phone surveillance and computer surveillance products to parents as…

North Carolina man who distributed Xanax on the Dark Web Pleads Guilty to Charges

Mathew Lee Yensan, a 25-year-old from North Carolina pleaded guilty to manufacturing and selling large batches of Xanax on the dark web. Mr. Yensan last month admitted to federal charges of possession with the intent to distribute a quantity of alprazolam, distribution of a quantity…

Portsmouth Dark Web Drug Dealer Jailed For 16 Years

A 26-year-old dark web drug dealer has been handed a 16-year prison sentence for selling drugs he imported from the dark web. Kurt Lai Lan, the culprit, imported over thousands of MDMA tablets from the dark web which unfortunately for him was intercepted by officers….

Ecstasy Vendor ‘StoneIsland’ to Spend 16 Years in Prison

Judge Roger Hetherington sentenced 26-year-old Kurt Lailan to 16 years in prison for selling thousands of ecstasy pills on darknet marketplaces under the name “StoneIsland.” Officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) caught Lailan on May 10, 2016, after intercepting almost 10,000…

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