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…

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…

The dark web knows too much about me

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body” data-component=”trackCWV”> What do Dunkin’ Donuts, Fortnite, dark web darknet market Sprint and dark market link the Dow Jones company all have in common? They’ve all suffered from…

Australian man accused of running world's biggest 'dark web' market

An Australian man is accused of running a $220million illegal darkweb marketplace which has been called the biggest in the world and ‘ for criminals’.  A joint investigation by Australian…

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…

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…

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…

One-third of the people reading this are thieves

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body” data-component=”trackCWV”> At least, that’s what a . Why? Because 36.4% of the 1.66 million computers survey had LimeWire, a popular peer-to-peer (P2P) program installed. Guilty by association?…

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…

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…

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