Cross-border drug trafficking cases nearly doubled in four years…

THE HAGUE, April 19 (Reuters) – The number of cross-border drug trafficking cases referred to the European agency for prosecutorial cooperation nearly doubled in four years to 562 in 2020, dark darknet market partly driven by a huge increase in the production of synthetic drugs, darknet marketplace the agency said. In a report published on…

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…

Inside busted illegal $220million darknet data centre

Footage has emerged of the inside of a five-storey abandoned underground NATO bunker built with 31inch thick concrete walls in Germany allegedly converted by criminal gangs into a high tech data centre to host darknet market list websites.  An Australian man was arrested on Monday accused of running a $220million illegal darkweb marketplace – called the…

German police take down one of the world's biggest child porn sites

German police have taken down one of the world’s largest child porn sites with over 400,000 members and arrested four people accused of running it. The site, known as BOYSTOWN and accessible only via the so-called Darkweb, had existed since July 2019 and was used for dark market onion the worldwide exchange of child porn….

NY bitcoin money laundering couple 'from the pages of a spy novel'

A New York couple dubbed ‘ Bonnie and Crypto Clyde’ arrested on charges of laundering $4.5 billion in stolen Bitcoin led an existence ‘pulled from the pages of a spy novel,’ prosecutors have said. Ilya ” Lichtenstein, 34, and his wife Heather Morgan, 31, are being held in custody following their Tuesday arrest, and will…

Cybercrooks steal code for Electronic Arts games including FIFA 21 

Hackers have stolen the source code for Electronic Arts (EA) games including and 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 enforcement officials and…

Massive dark web bust seizes $6.5 million from 179 alleged drug dealers

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body” data-component=”trackCWV”> The US Justice Department announced the largest dark web bust it has ever helped carry out, seizing more than 1,100 pounds of drugs from 179 alleged online dealers around the world. The US worked with police in Europe to carry out the investigation, seizing more than $6.5 million in cash and…

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 darknet markets onion address cannabis kept rising, an EU study said on Thursday. Conducted by…

Self-proclaimed 'Crocodile of Wall Street' and husband granted bail

The self-proclaimed ‘Crocodile of Wall Street’ and her husband have been granted bail set at $3million and $5million respectively after being arrested for allegedly laundering $4.5billion in stolen in the 2016 Bitfinex exchange hack.  Ilya ” Lichtenstein, 34, and his wife, Heather Rhiannon Morgan, 31, who raps under the name Razzlekhan, were arrested on Tuesday…

'Crocodile of Wall St' and husband argue they are not a flight risk

A lawyer for darknet market markets the self-proclaimed ‘Crocodile of Wall Street’, Heather Rhiannon Morgan, 31, and her husband Ilya ” Lichtenstein, 34, claim neither of them are ‘flight risks’ because Morgan has frozen embryos in the city. The couple’s lawyer, Samson Enzer, has urged a judge to allow them to be freed on $3million and $4.5million bail…

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 more powers over the fast-growing sector. Crypto received by digital wallet addresses linked to illicit activity including scams, darknet market lists…

Massive dark web bust seizes $6.5 million from 179 alleged drug dealers

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body” data-component=”trackCWV”> The US Justice Department announced the largest dark web bust it has ever helped carry out, seizing more than 1,100 pounds of drugs from 179 alleged online dealers around the world. The US worked with police in Europe to carry out the investigation, darknet market markets url seizing more than $6.5…