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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 market 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 or forged credit cards, anonymous mobile phone SIM cards and malware were among the things offered for sale there, they added. German investigators were assisted in their months-long probe by U.S. authorities and by Australian, darkmarkets British, Danish, Swiss, Ukrainian and Moldovan police. The marketplace had nearly…

by karrikotter46
February 28, 2024
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'Crocodile of Wall St' and husband argue they are not a flight risk

A lawyer for 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 respectively, saying the fact neither of them fled when given the chance upon first being alerted to the investigation, proves they would not run from the law if now freed on bail.  Prosecutors are urging caution: It is believed the couple still have vast sums of money at their disposal…

by faewampler
February 26, 2024
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Sick And Bored with Doing Onion Dark Website The Previous Means? Read This

In the vast world of the internet, there exists a hidden realm known as the Darknet, a mysterious and intriguing place that few dare to venture into. Shrouded in secrecy and often associated with illicit activities, the darknet market has become a subject of fascination and fear. But what exactly is the darknet market, and why does it continue to capture our imagination?The Darknet, also referred to as the Dark Web, is a part of the internet that is not accessible through traditional search engines or standard web browsers. It requires special software, darknet sites such as Tor (The Onion…

by gayletunstall32
February 25, 2024
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Germany busts international child porn site used by 400,000

BERLIN (AP) - German prosecutors announced Monday they have busted one of the world's biggest international darknet market platforms for child pornography, used by more than 400,000 registered members. Frankfurt prosecutors said in a statement together with the Federal Criminal Police Office that in mid-April three German suspects, said to be the administrators of the "Boystown" platform, dark websites were arrested along with a German user.One of the three main suspects was arrested in Paraguay. They also searched seven buildings in connection with the porn ring in mid-April in Germany. The authorities said the platform was "one of the world's…

by elijah74829290
February 21, 2024
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First Silk Road. Now AlphaBay. What’s next for the dark web?

id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body" data-component="trackCWV"> A government shutdown of dark web marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa has merchants and consumers looking for a new home. Authorities , dark markets the largest online marketplace for illegal goods, on July 4, and took down Hansa, the third largest, on Thursday. The sites, where people could buy drugs, guns and child pornography, had flourished since 2014, when a predecessor, Silk Road, was shut down.  Fueled by Tor browsers and cryptocurrencies that offer anonymity, AlphaBay, Hansa and other sites avoided much government detection, allowing  in the wake of Silk Road's demise. AlphaBay replaced as the biggest, growing…

by eypfederico
December 16, 2023
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'Crocodile of Wall St' and husband argue they are not a flight risk

A lawyer for 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 respectively, saying the fact neither of them fled when given the chance upon first being alerted to the investigation, proves they would not run from the law if now freed on bail.  Prosecutors are urging caution: It is believed the couple still have vast sums of money at their disposal…

by gjplonnie680
December 16, 2023
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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, darknet markets 2023 along with US law enforcement agencies and Europol. The majority of the arrests took place in the US with 121 cases, followed…

by ginastecker64
December 15, 2023
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First Silk Road. Now AlphaBay. What’s next for the dark web?

id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body" data-component="trackCWV"> A government shutdown of dark web marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa has merchants and consumers looking for a new home. Authorities , the largest online marketplace for illegal goods, on July 4, and took down Hansa, the third largest, on Thursday. The sites, where people could buy drugs, guns and child pornography, had flourished since 2014, when a predecessor, Silk Road, was shut down.  Fueled by Tor browsers and cryptocurrencies that offer anonymity, AlphaBay, darknet market Hansa and other sites avoided much government detection, allowing  in the wake of Silk Road's demise. AlphaBay replaced as the biggest, growing…

by ginastecker64
December 14, 2023
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