UK Government to Announce £9m Dark Web Crackdown on Drugs and Firearms

UK Home Secretary Ms. Amber Rudd is scheduled to announce a £9m budget allocation in order to set aside sufficient funding to boost the fight against the dark web criminals and drug dealers operating in the darkest corners of the internet selling drugs and firearms…

U.K. Blocks WhatsApp From Transferring Data to Facebook

U.K. privacy officials have blocked WhatApp from transferring personal data to Facebook until the company complies with the GDPR, the new European privacy law. The Information Commissioner’s Office found that WhatsApp’s proposed data transfer would have violated the U.K. Data Protection Act. “People have a…

25.02.18 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

UK Fentanyl Vendor Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison A Dream vendor known as ‘Soviet Bear’ received an eight year prison sentence and a harsh warning from Cardiff Crown Court Judge Eleri Rees. UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) discovered that a 25-year-old from Newport named…

Clarksons says full-year results to meet expectations despite cyber attack

UK shipping company Clarkson Group PLC (LON:CKN) said full-year results will be in line with expectations despite suffering a cyber attack in November last year. The group had said its security systems had been breached with “unauthorised access gained via a single and isolated user…