After warrants were issued for his arrest, a Belgian policeman was apprehended in a police operation after the FBI spotted him purchasing grenades and handguns on the dark web.
A 35-year-old Belgian policeman, from the city of Charleroi in Belgium was arrested in late September by local authorities after the FBI spotted him purchasing handguns and grenades on the dark web.
According to Belgian publication NordEclair, a federal special police squad turned up on a neighborhood street shortly after midday to arrest the accused police officer at his home before transferring him to the offices of the Federal Police of Charleroi.
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A man accused of stealing bitcoin from darknet marketplace accounts after tricking users to reveal their credentials via a phishing scheme has been arrested and sees multiple marches.
Michael Richo, a 34-year-old from Wallingford, Connecticut was arrested yesterday by the FBI following a criminal complaint against him.
The complaint alleges that Richo devised an online phishing scheme to steal bitcoins from several individuals on the dark web, according to a notice by Department of Justice (DOJ).
Richo’s phishing scheme saw at least 10,000 stolen usernames and passwords saved on his computer, the complaint alleges.Lucrative Phishing Hole
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Cryptocurrencies, specifically Bitcoin, remain the currency of choice for much of cybercrime, Europol’s Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) 2016 report says, adding that whether it is used as payment for criminal services or for receiving payments from extortion victims. Even so, key members of the Bitcoin community, such as exchangers, are increasingly finding themselves the victim of cyber-criminals.
The Tor Project has learned that there may be an attempt to incapacitate our network in the next few days through the seizure of specialized servers in the network called directory authorities.
These words were the introduction to Possible upcoming attempts to disable the Tor network, an announcement made early Friday evening, Massachusetts time, where the Tor Project headquarters is located.
The fourth quarter of 2014 has been rough for Tor. First Operation Onymous caught a few darknet market operators, and everyone involved got trolled by European Cyber Crime Commission head Troels Oerting. Then a nasty spat erupted between Pando writer Yasha Levine (@YashaLevine) and [...]