German investigators shut down big darknet marketplace

BERLIN (AP) – German prosecutors said Tuesday that they have taken down what they believe was the biggest illegal marketplace on the darknet markets 2024 and arrested its suspected operator. The site, known as DarkMarket, was shut down on Monday, prosecutors in the southwestern city of Koblenz said. All sorts of drugs, forged money, stolen…

Cybercrooks steal code for Electronic Arts games including FIFA 21 

Hackers have stolen the source code for Electronic Arts (EA) games including and dark market 2024 tools like the ‘Frostbite’ engine that powers titles such as the ‘Battlefield’ series. The California-based video game company acknowledged the cybercrime on Thursday June 10, Share this article Share EA also said that it was ‘actively working with law…

Four paedophiles jailed in Germany for raping boys in garden shed

Adrian V., 28, a computer technician and the ringleader, led the sexual abuse from a shed belonging to his mother – who fetched the men breakfast as they assaulted the victims Four paedophiles have been jailed in for raping boys after luring them to a shed where they drugged them and abused them for days….

Police bust one of the world's largest child pornography rings

German prosecutors say they have busted one of the world’s biggest international darknet market platforms for child pornography, used by more than 400,000 registered members, including from the US, Australia and . Frankfurt prosecutors said in a statement together with the Federal Criminal Police Office that in mid-April three German suspects, said to be the…

More than 150 arrested in global crackdown on Darknet traders:…

THE HAGUE, Oct 26 (Reuters) – At least 150 people have been arrested by European and U.S. authorities after a joint crackdown on traders of drugs, weapons and other illicit goods on darknet market e-commerce sites, darknet marketplace Dutch media reported Tuesday citing police agency Europol. Cash and cryptocurrency worth 26.7 million euros ($31 million)…

Crypto crime hit record $14 billion in 2021, research shows

By Tom Wilson LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Crime involving cryptocurrencies hit an all-time high of $14 billion last year, blockchain researcher Chainalysis said on Thursday, a record that comes as regulators call for dark market 2024 more powers over the fast-growing sector. Crypto received by digital wallet addresses linked to illicit activity including scams,…

Child porn purveyor to get 21-27 years under new plea deal

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – A man whom U.S. authorities have described as the world´s largest purveyor of child pornography would be sentenced to 21 to 27 years in prison under the terms of a new plea deal. The deal between Eric Eoin Marques and Justice Department prosecutors is designed to satisfy a judge in…

MDMA use drops due to COVID lockdowns, other drugs rise -EU report

LISBON, March 17 (Reuters) – The closure of nightclubs and bars during COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe is likely behind a significant drop in the use of party drug MDMA last year but consumption of other substances such as cocaine and dark web markets cannabis kept rising, an EU study said on Thursday. Conducted by the…

German police make arrests over massive child pornography website

BERLIN, May 3 (Reuters) – German police have uncovered one of the world’s largest underground websites for child pornography with more than 400,000 users and arrested four people connected to the platform, dark web market list prosecutors said on Monday. The “BOYSTOWN” platform has existed since at least June 2019 and dark web link was…

Germany charges man who allegedly planned Hamburg attack

BERLIN (AP) – German prosecutors said Friday they have charged a man with plotting an Islamic extremist attack in the Hamburg area around the time of last year’s 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, dark market link 2001 attacks in the United States. The German-Moroccan dual citizen, identified only as Abdurrahman C. in line with…

Police bust one of the world's largest child pornography rings

German prosecutors say they have busted one of the world’s biggest international darknet market platforms for child pornography, used by more than 400,000 registered members, including from the US, Australia and . Frankfurt prosecutors said in a statement together with the Federal Criminal Police Office that in mid-April three German suspects, said to be the…

Bitcoin proves double-edged sword for criminals

US authorities have said they were able to access the ‘private key’ to the hackers’ bitcoin account of ransomware hackers Darkside Regulators have repeatedly criticised the growth of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin because of their popularity with criminals but the technology’s transparent transactions can also work against law breakers. The lesson is one that has…