Indian authorities have brought down a narcotics trafficker who plied his trade through the dark web, selling illegal drugs and getting paid in crypto.
The suspect is alleged to have sold and distributed heroine and meth, accepting payments only in BTC. If found guilty, she faces over 100 years in prison.
The seller peddled drugs on Silk Road for years and pled guilty to laundering $19M from the operation via BTC.
Bryan Connor Herrell, alias “Penissmith” and “Botah,” has been charged with conspiring to engage in a racketeer corrupt organization.
Cryptocurrency mining marketplace NiceHash doesn’t seem to get the message. Hacking computers, or even offering software that enables hacks, is prohibited.
DeepDotWeb helped users find dark web resources and made potentially millions. The FBI has put an end to it.
Authorities are seeing more success in bringing down illegal online operations, taking down two crypto related illegal market places recently.
Law enforcement tracked down numerous of illegal transactions in the dark web including Dream Market, a long-running illicit goods marketplace.
The Manhattan District Attorney has indicted three individuals who were found to have been selling counterfeit drugs on the dark web and using Bitcoin Core (BTC) to launder over $2.3 million.
A hacker on the Dark Web is said to be selling personal information on users of several popular cryptocurrency exchanges.