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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 virtual currencies. Operation DisrupTor -- named after the  frequently used to access the dark web -- was led by police in Germany, along with US law enforcement agencies and Europol. The majority of the arrests took place in the US with 121 cases, followed by 42 cases…

by faewampler
February 28, 2024
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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, darkmarket 2024 said to be the administrators of the 'Boystown' platform, were arrested along with a German user.One of the three main suspects was arrested in Paraguay. German prosecutors say they have busted one of the world's biggest international darknet market platforms for child pornographyThey also searched seven buildings in…

by faewampler
February 27, 2024
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'Crocodile of Wall Street' and husband are arrested in Bitcoin scheme

A married couple has been arrested and charged with laundering billions in stolen during the 2016 Bitfinex hack, as the Justice Department announced its largest financial seizure ever. Ilya 'Dutch' Lichtenstein, 34, and his wife, Heather Rhiannon Morgan, 31, who raps under the name Razzlekhan, were arrested on Tuesday in Manhattan on federal charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to defraud the United States.Federal law enforcement officials said they recovered roughly $3.6 billon in cryptocurrency linked to the hack of Bitfinex, a virtual currency exchange whose systems were breached nearly six years ago.  Lichtenstein and Morgan live on Wall…

by faewampler
February 26, 2024
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Germany shuts down darknet platform specializing in drugs

BERLIN (AP) - German investigators on Tuesday shut down a Russian-language darknet markets onion marketplace that they say specialized in drug dealing, seizing bitcoin worth 23 million euros ($25.3 million). Prosecutors in Frankfurt described the "Hydra darknet market" platform as the world's biggest illegal darknet market marketplace.They said they seized its server infrastructure in Germany. The shutdown was the result of investigations underway since August, in which U.S. authorities participated. The U.S. Treasury Department also announced Tuesday it was sanctioning Hydra as well as a virtual currency exchange, Garantex, darknet market links that operates out of Russia.The department said both…

by yongconway55684
February 22, 2024
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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 virtual currencies. Operation DisrupTor -- named after the  frequently used to access the dark web -- was led by police in Germany, darkmarket url along with US law enforcement agencies and Europol. The majority of the arrests took place in the US with 121 cases, dark web…

by yongconway55684
February 22, 2024
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A timeline of the biggest ransomware attacks

id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body" data-component="trackCWV"> The history of technology is riddled with unintended consequences. As William Gibson wrote in Burning Chrome, "...the street finds its own uses for things." Though Bitcoin may not have been originally conceived as a medium for ransom payments, it's quickly become a central tool for online criminals.Ransomware, a category of "," blocks access to a computer or network until a ransom is paid. Despite the evolving efforts of governments to  and , the attacks keep coming. Cryptocurrency ransomware payments totaled roughly $350 million in 2020,  -- an annual increase of over 300% from 2019. And dark web market list because…

by elijah74829290
February 22, 2024
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Crypto money laundering rises 30% in 2021 -Chainalysis

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Cybercriminals laundered $8.6 billion in cryptocurrencies last year, dark market list up 30% from 2020, according to a report from blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis released on Wednesday. Overall, cybercriminals have laundered more than $33 billion worth of crypto since 2017, Chainalysis estimated, with most of the total over time moving to centralized exchanges. The firm said the sharp rise in money laundering activity in 2021 was not surprising, given the significant growth of both legitimate and illegal crypto activity last year. Money laundering refers to that process of disguising the origin…

by yongconway55684
February 21, 2024
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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, dark market onion dark web sites sites 31, are being held in custody following their Tuesday arrest, and will appear before a court in Washington on Monday.Federal law enforcement officials said they have recovered roughly $3.6 billon in cryptocurrency - the Justice Department's largest ever financial seizure - linked to the hack of Bitfinex, a virtual currency exchange…

by yongconway55684
February 21, 2024
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MDMA use drops due to COVID lockdowns, other drugs rise -EU report

LISBON, darkmarket link March 17 (Reuters) - The closure of nightclubs and Dark Websites 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 cannabis kept rising, an EU study said on Thursday. Conducted by the Lisbon-based European Union drugs agency (EMCDDA), a study of wastewater from nearly 45 million people in 75 European cities revealed that the use of most drugs, except MDMA, increased last year. Around half of the cities where the study was conducted, ranging from Barcelona…

by elijah74829290
February 21, 2024
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U.S. arrests couple for allegedly laundering $4.5 bln in crypto…

By Sarah N. Lynch and Raphael Satter WASHINGTON, darknet websites Feb 8 (Reuters) - The FBI arrested a husband and wife on Tuesday morning, alleging they conspired to launder cryptocurrency stolen from the 2016 hack of virtual currency exchange Bitfinex, and darkmarket 2024 said law enforcement has already seized over $3.6 billion in cryptocurrency tied to the hack. The action represents the Justice Department's largest-ever financial seizure, dark web market Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said, dark market adding in a statement that it shows cryptocurrency is "not a safe haven for criminals." Ilya Lichtenstein, 34, dark markets 2024 and…

by elijah74829290
February 21, 2024
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