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Canadian Programmer Connected to Yahoo Security Breach Handed Five Year Prison Sentence

A Kazakhstani born Canadian living in Hamilton, Ontario, who was associated with the infamous 2014 Yahoo security hack, received a five-year prison sentence. The security breach saw over 500 million Yahoo user accounts compromised, including personal credentials such as names, passwords, emails, phone numbers, and security questions. Some of the stolen credentials were eventually dumped on the dark web by ... Read More »

Greenwich Man Faces Fresh Fraud Charges Awaiting Sentence

George Avrido faces charges after pleading guilty to using dubious means to forge fake checks to steal from customers. He has been charged for using someone’s credit card to pay for a rented apartment in Biltmore building on Greyrock Place, as well. According to the affidavit, Avridor contacted someone on the darknet to assist him in the forgery. He used ... Read More »

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Supervision Sentence for Australian Meth Buyer

Magistrate Elaine Campione, at Joondalup Magistrates Court, sentenced a 44-year-old man from Greenwood to 12-months supervision for ordering methamphetamine from the darknet. He had already pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and possession with intent to supply cannabis. The court noted that the so-called “high purity” methamphetamine concerned authorities. They reported the meth’s purity touched 82 percent. Of course, the ... Read More »

Suspended Sentence for Italian Drug Trafficker

The Prosecutor’s Office of Bordeaux, France, indicted seven individuals for their roles in an international drug trafficking operation. During the investigation, French customs and the Spanish Civil Guard intercepted 216 kilograms of marijuana extracts and 13 kilograms of dried marijuana. The investigation, led by the Judicial Police of Bordeaux, began in March 2017. As with many cases covered by DeepDotWeb, ... Read More »

San Diego Dark Web Drug Dealer Receives 10 Year jail Sentence

Sky Justin Gornik, the 39-year old Clairemont dark web drug dealer who was busted for having a large amount of carfentanil, pleaded guilty in court on May 1 to his involvement in a scheme to distribute, deliver and dispense highly potent illegal drugs with the aid of the dark web. He was accused of smuggling carfentanil, fentanyl, and ketamine, as ... Read More »

British Professional Hacker in Line for a Jail Sentence after Guilty Pleas

Grant West, a 26-year-old with the moniker ‘Courvoisier‘, who is known for his cyber-attacks on some big companies in Britain is in line for a possible jail sentence, after admitting to a succession of hacking offenses. Grant, and his girlfriend, Rachel Brookes, used phishing emails to carry out hacks on companies including Uber, Just Eat, Sainsbury, T-Mobile, Coral, Ladbrokes and ... Read More »

Auckland Dealer Won His Prison Sentence Appeal

Former darknet vendor Elias Valentin Smith successfully appealed his two-year prison sentence at the High Court at Auckland. Law enforcement in New Zealand, during Operation Tiger, arrested Smith and charged him with 14 drug charges linked to the importation and redistribution of drugs on the darknet. The High Court judge granted the appeal and changed Smith’s sentence to home detention ... Read More »

Swedish Darknet Vendor Appeals Prison Sentence

In 2014, international law enforcement conducted an operation targeting darknet drug markets and similarly illicit hidden services. They seized at least 414 .onion.rent sites. Many sites resurfaced under new branding. A Swedish darknet market-forum hybrid was among those seized during Operation Onymous that rebranded after the disruption. After tracking a group of drug traffickers from the first shop to the ... Read More »

Data subjects in the Darknet: defendant received a suspended sentence

In January we wrote about a 21-year-old man from Bad Segeberg who had been doing a minor fraud operation, which included stolen PayPal account data from the darknet, identical DHL packing stations, eBay, and electronics. However, after a recent sentence hearing, German news channels reported that the man went lightly with the sentence given. Similarly, a trial in a Gemünd ... Read More »

Suspended Sentence for ‘Pretty Stupid’ Counterfeiter

A 29-year-old Austrian man stood in front of a judge at the Tettnang District Court where he faced prison time for ordering and then using counterfeit euros he had purchased on the darknet. Due to the man’s living situation, time spent in jail while waiting for trial, and full confession, the judge passed down a one year suspended sentence. The ... Read More »

Suspended Sentence for Counterfeit Buyer

A 35-year-old from Sigmaringer, Germany ordered counterfeit 20-euro notes on the darknet and used the notes in local shops and stores. The court sentenced him to one year and three months on a suspended sentence. The man admitted that he had purchased and spent the counterfeits more than one year ago. Police in Sigmaringer learned of the counterfeit notes after ... Read More »

Suspended Sentence for Darknet Meth Buyer

At Rockingham Magistrates court, Daniel John Smith faced a prison sentence for ordering methamphetamine on the darknet, along with a host of additional charges. To the surprise of seemingly everyone in the courtroom, Smith ended up walking out of the courtroom with nothing but a suspended sentence and a handful of the usual conditions issued by the government. On August ... Read More »

Man Given a Suspended Sentence for Nine Darknet Purchases

A 24-year-old darknet drug trafficker managed to leave a Memmingen courtroom with only a suspended sentence. Some drug traffickers may barely leave the courtroom after buying less than five grams of a drug for personal use. But some people, like the 24-year-old IT specialist, dodged prison time after ordering kilograms of drugs. In fairness, the man had procured a deal ... Read More »