The dark web is one of the most mysterious corners of the internet, often appearing in headlines as a tool used by individuals for nefarious means. In the past few weeks alone, a Southampton man was jailed for attempting to buy a Glock 19 semi-automatic gun on the dark web, the BBC reports. Meanwhile, ZDNet claims that “prolific” drug seller from Florida was charged and forced to forfeit $4m (£3.3m) worth of bitcoin after he was caught trading “powerful tranquillisers and painkillers” on the network. The dark web has gained a reputation for being a hotbed of criminal activity. But as mass data leaks and security breaches are becoming more common, the dark web is becoming a popular destination with those looking to surf the web anonymously. What is the dark web? Simply put, the dark web is a part of the internet that cannot be accessed by traditional search engines and web browsers. The Sun describes the dark web as “a … [Read more...] about Dark web: what is it and how can you access it?
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The German authorities arrested a total of 11 suspects, including a Dutch national and two persons from Poland, while shutting down Germany's largest online drug shop called 'Chemical Revolution', the General Prosecutor's Office in Frankfurt announced. The detainees are suspected drug trafficking and other drug related crimes. This investigation was launched with the arrest of a 26-year-old German in the spring of 2018. The German police believe the suspect stored drugs for the online store Chemical Revolutions. In Hessen and Niederschsen, the police seized a considerable amount of narcotics, including just under 50 kilograms of amphetamine, 16 kilograms of cannabis, 2 kilograms of MDMA, 900 grams of cocaine, 600 grams of heroin, and large number of ecstasy pills and so-called LSD trips. The investigation that followed led to the arrests of 10 other suspects, including a 43-year-old Dutch man. This suspect was arrested in February with 14 kilograms of various narcotics in … [Read more...] about Dutch man arrested in large German dark web drug bust
A man who downloaded child abuse images told a judge: "It was the most stupid thing I've ever done in my life." George Wade was found to have more than 7,000 such photos when police analysed his computer equipment. The 29-year-old, of City Road in Bristol, pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent images of children and one of possessing a prohibited image of a child, namely a cartoon. Judge Julian Lambert handed him a six months prison sentence, suspended for two years. Wade was told to go on a sex offender programme and perform 150 hours' unpaid work. He was also told to abide by a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order banning him from unchecked internet use. His computer equipment was forfeited. The judge told him: "If you return to the dark corners of the internet it is the dark corner of a cell for you in future." Grace Flynn, prosecuting, told Bristol Crown Court Wade's computer IP address was established as downloading indecent images and police knocked on his door. A … [Read more...] about ‘Go to dark web and you face a dark cell’ says judge
The British model who made international headlines after she was kidnapped in Italy and almost auctioned off on the dark web has launched a raunchy new career.Chloe Ayling, 21, sent her fans into a frenzy yesterday when she posted a topless photograph of herself on Instagram from a hotel room in Singapore.It was the third super risque shot to appear on her account in recent weeks and received more than 8500 likes.On May 21, Ayling posed in a pair of designer pyjamas with the top unbuttoned and nothing underneath, and on April 16 she is pictured sitting on a bed completely naked.The mother-of-one is reportedly trying to promote her new job with an adult website.According to the Daily Mail, the site charges $A3.60 per minute to watch models strip and engage in “sexy chat” with viewers.Ayling’s bizarre ordeal brought her global infamy when she was abducted in Milan in 2017 after having been lured to the city for a photo shoot.She was drugged, stuffed into a black bag and … [Read more...] about Dark net kidnap model’s new life as webcam girl
The Public Prosecutor demanded 6.5 years in prison against three men suspected of large-scale drug trafficking through the Hansa Market on the dark web in court on Monday. A female suspect is facing 2 years in prison, eight months of which conditionally suspended. The police took down the Hansa Market in 2017. The four suspects in this trial were arrested in Amsterdam and Werkendam in March last year. According to the Prosecutor, the suspects trafficked in drugs on a large scale since 2016, sending their products to customers worldwide hidden in Nintendo cartridges and make-up boxes specially 3D printed for this purpose. The Prosecutor called this "an ingenious way" to hide drugs from the Customs authorities. They worked from a location in Werkendam, where one of the suspects also lived, and an office in Amsterdam. According to the Prosecutors, the suspects delivered more than 22 thousand orders of drugs around the world. This involved 38 thousand ecstasy pills, kilos of … [Read more...] about Dark web drug dealers could face years in prison