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#deepweb | Hundreds arrested in ‘dark web’ paedophile sting

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A total of 337 people in 38 countries have been arrested in an international operation targetting paedophiles on one of the world’s “largest dark web child porn marketplaces”, investigators have announced.

The suspects – from nations including the UK, Ireland, the US and Saudi Arabia – were tracked down after investigators identified a website hosting more than 200,000 videos, “which had collectively been downloaded more than a million times”, says the BBC. A notice on the dark web site, called Welcome To Video, instructed users to upload only child pornography.

The US Department of Justice has charged a 23-year-old South Korean man, named as Jong Woo Son, with running the site. He is already serving an 18-month sentence in his own country for charges related to child abuse images, according to the Daily Mail.

“I’m immensely proud of the role we played in catching some very depraved and dangerous global offenders and for beginning the work that eventually caught Jong Woo Son,” said the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) investigations lead, Nikki Holland.

“Dark web child sex offenders…cannot hide from law enforcement,” she added. “They’re not as cloaked as they think they are, they’re not as safe as they think they are.”

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The investigation was sparked by the probe into British paedophile Matthew Falder, who was imprisoned in 2018 for 32 years after carrying out a campaign of abuse against vulnerable children and adults online, says The Telegraph.

Following the arrest of the scientist and university academic, police began investigating the dark web sites that he had been using to share abuse images and tips with fellow child abusers.

The site at the centre of the latest police sting was “one of the first to offer sickening videos for sale using the cryptocurrency bitcoin”, said the NCA. Members were identified after investigators were able to trace digital transactions back to them.

Seven men in the UK have already been convicted in connection with the site. One of the convicted abusers was jailed for 22 years for raping a five-year-old boy and appearing on Welcome To Video sexually abusing a three-year-old girl.

The international police operation is one of the biggest of its kind since 2014, when Australia’s Task Force targetted a child abuse dark web site with tens of thousands of active users. Police were able to take over the site, using the account of a user who had been arrested, and “for six months in 2014 Task Force Argos… [had] access to the forum’s every crevice, and the private messages of all 45,000 users”, according to The Guardian.

One of those users was Richard Huckle, a Briton living in Malaysia, who was given 22 life sentences in 2016 after pleading guilty to 71 charges of sex abuse of children aged between six months and 12 years.

Huckle was found stabbed to death in his cell in a Yorkshire prison earlier this week.

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#deepweb | 8 arrested in illicit sex business include OK teacher

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A local school teacher and seven others are behind bars for using massage parlors as a front for illicit sex businesses.

“Operation Velvet Fury” is a state-wide crackdown by multiple agencies for over a year.

The Oklahoma Attorney General’s office along with the Tulsa County DA’s office, Tulsa police, and other local law enforcement have been scouring the dark web, encrypted apps and other online chat rooms working to decode exactly who these people are.

“Over the course of this investigation we have discovered vast networks and infrastructures that has allowed these illicit massage businesses to advertise their practices while giving the johns and those who run them a sense of anonymity….for the johns who have been out there who believe they have operated with anonymity, that their actions will not be discovered and that they somehow have escaped attention from law enforcement I would say–we’re coming for you. “Big Bob”, Ok Jazz”, “Woodsman”, we’re coming for you,” says Assistant District attorney Kenneth Elmore.

Of those people arrested just yesterday– we know they face several counts of racketeering, procuring for prostitution, conspiracy to commit a felony, violating state statutes, among other things.

According to the Oklahoma attorney general’s office, one of the seven arrested, Kacey Williamson as of yesterday was a teacher at Ripley schools. Ripley is a town just west of Cushing.

Her picture has been removed from the school’s website and the school has not returned our calls.

Court documents show Williamson stated online in conversations that she was starting a new life as a teacher but would still keep “select” clients.

It also shows she would not bring the johns to her home because her children were there.

We reached out to the district but have not heard back.

Of course, law enforcement agencies tell us this is not the end of this crackdown and more arrests can be expected.

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Belgrade #Suspect #Arrested over Being #Part of #Hackers’ Group ‘The #Dark #Overlord’

Officials from Serbia recently detained a Belgrade resident who’s doubted as belonging to a hacking group named DarkOverlord or The Dark Overlord.

The resident, a man aged 38, uses the initials “S.S” for his name and is a Belgrade citizen.
Except for these, nothing about his identity is known.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has kept silent giving no remarks about the arrest. However, Serbian officials state they executed the detention when they were conducting an operation for exposing the people using the moniker “The Dark Overlord” online.

Running active from 2016, DarkOverlord has gained notoriety for hacking schools and medical providers to seize their personal files followed with blackmailing the institutions into paying money if they don’t want their information to be sold on the underground world. Earlier, the hackers had apparently seized addresses, phone numbers and Social Security Numbers belonging to innumerable medical patients that could’ve been utilized for committing ID-theft. In.pcmag.com posted this, May 17, 2018.

Beginning from June 2016, The Dark Overlord infiltrated the systems of 50-or-so victims, stealing a variety of data such as intellectual property and crucial health information followed with demanding ransoms in exchange of leaving the filched data safe.

The hackers’ syndicate is well-known with regards to executing one cyber-crime series spanning 2-yrs and comprising extortion along with hacking followed with revealing episodes contained in a Netflix sequence namely “Orange-is-the-New-Black” and also breaking into U.S. school computers as well as threatening the country’s students with murder.

At times the crooks weren’t satisfied with hacking they’d start physical violence threat against the hacked entities. During 2017, an infamous campaign carried out in USA included breach of systems of high schools and then theft of personal data to be followed with holding those data for ransoms. And in case the schools did not pay up, the gang would find out the contact details of staff and students from the filched data and then threaten them.

It’s not clear whether The Dark Overlord group consists of one person or several individuals. However on Twitter, it frequently uses the words “us” and “we” as reference to the gang while blackmailing hacked victims.

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“Victory for the #good guys” – #criminal behind #Mandiant #hack arrested

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“Victory for the #good guys” – #criminal behind #Mandiant #hack arrested

FireEye has caught the hacker behind a well-publicised attack that leaked a security researcher’s details and claimed to infiltrate the company’s networks earlier this year.

Mandiant employee Adi Peretz was the attack’s main victim as a number of his online accounts were exposed. Mandiant is a division of FireEye.

The alleged hacker, who went by the username of LeakTheAnalyst, has now been arrested according to reports, although their name and location have not been made public.

“These attackers rarely, if ever get caught…Over my career, I have found it frustrating how little risk or repercussions exist for the attackers, who hide behind the anonymity of the internet to cause harm to good, well-intentioned people,” Mandia says in a statement.

In addition to OneDrive accounts and PayPal invoices, Peretz’s LinkedIn login was compromised and his page was allegedly defaced by the hacker. The hacker also claimed to have gained access to Mandiant’s systems and customer data.

It was fun to be inside a giant company named ‘Mandiant’ we enjoyed watching how they try to protect their clients and how their dumb analysts are trying to reverse engineer malwares and stuffs. Now that ‘Mandiant’ knows how deep we breached into its infrastructure its so-called threat analysts are trying to block us. Let’s see how successful they are going to be :D,” the hackers’ say as part of their data dump,” a post on PasteBin said.

Two weeks later, the hacker posted another batch of information apparently from the data dump. They also claimed that FireEye was conducting a coverup.

“Well we were waiting FireEye for a public comment and FireEye lied again, and they lied in cost of their customers. They did a mistake. They knew we had access to JIRA, Their IDF workshop wasn’t a part of Adi Peretz’s job. They knew Adi Peretz wasn’t working on Bank Hapoalim,” The PasteBin dump says.

“They said our documents was “public”, are license files, private contract documents, private IDF workshops and internal network topologies public? If they weren’t public why did you removed our files and from public file hosting? Why did you removed our first Pastebin message? They knew the truth and they’re hiding it from their customers and the public,” it continues.

“Therefore, I am pleased that, in this case, we were able to impose repercussions for the attacker and achieve a small victory for the good guys,” Mandia concludes.

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Five arrested by cybercrime officers investigating Tunbridge Wells hacking

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A cybercrime investigation by specialist officers has led to five arrests. The Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate has been investigating the alleged hacking of a Tunbridge Wells company in April. The hacking resulted in one of its clients paying £25,000 to a third party after receiving a fraudulent email….

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Chinese National Arrested in Los Angeles for Hacking Charge in US

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Charges are filed by the FBI against one Chinese malware broker known as Yu Pingan, claiming that he provides malware to hackers, including Sakula Trojan, for breaching numerous computer networks that belongs to the companies in US. The FBI charges that Yu Pingan, known also as “GoldSun”, has conspired with…

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Two Former Staffers Arrested in Plaskett iPhone Hack

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Two of Delegate Stacey Plaskett’s (D-VI) former personal staffers were arrested Thursday and charged with hacking her cell phone, stealing highly personal photos and videos and illegally posting them online on a phony Facebook account. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Juan McCullum, 35, of Washington, D.C., was indicted…

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Goodyear man arrested by FBI for child pornography

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UK student, 18, arrested in international cyberattack

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An 18-year-old student in northwestern England has been charged in a series of cyberattacks on the websites of nearly a dozen multinational firms. Jack Chappell is accused of supplying software that crashes websites by flooding them with data and with running a help-desk for cyber criminals. West Midlands Police said…

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Chiles High School coach arrested for sexual battery of 16-year-old

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