The FBI released on November 1 a primer on darknet marketplaces, just one week after the Bureau wrapped up, along with other U.S. law enforcement, Operation Hyperion. The Operation intended to disrupt darknet marketplaces on the international level.
According to the FBI, the operation started with the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group (FELEG), an international coalition of law enforcement agencies based in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. They collaborate on intelligence operations to combat transnational crime.
One working group within FELEG, the Cyber Crime Working Group, targets “sophisticated perpetrators operating key [...]
The alleged leader of a darknet drug trafficking group has been extradited from Romania to Denver, to face multiple criminal charges. The alleged leader of the drug ring is suspected to be the brains behind the darknet vendor “ItalianMafiaBrussels”.
Filip Lucian Simion, a 23-year-old man was extradited from Romania to Denver, Colorado to face charges of drug trafficking and money laundering, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
Simion was arrested along with nine other defendants during a joint U.S./European law enforcement operation in the early hours of May 3, 2016. Simultaneous arrests were conducted in Bucharest, Romania and Bruges, Belgium, dismantling the [...]
A new report has revealed that cyber criminals have doubled up their efforts in a quest to compromise bank accounts in the UK and they have succeeded in doing so by developing new applications that target account holders.
A credit sourcing company named Experian, gave a complete breakdown and analysis of the current trend with regards to the rate of fraudulent applications. According to the firm’s report; in May, 2013, there were only about 48 fraudulent apps in every 10,000, but as it stands now, the figure has grown from a 2015 Q1 figure of 81 in every 10,000 to about 151 in every 10,000 presently.
Their analysis and presentation showed that from Q1 to Q2 of 2015 [...]