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# dark-web - Last year 2021

Europol reports several high-profile targets were caught in a major dark-web bust
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

Europol reports several high-profile targets were caught in a major dark-web bust

Oct 26th 2021, 2:50 PM 16,889 Views 7 Comments

Europe’s policing agency said the alleged operator’s arrest provided a ‘trove of evidence’

Irishman, 'one of world's largest facilitators' of child abuse images, jailed for 27 years in US
# America
# America

Irishman, 'one of world's largest facilitators' of child abuse images, jailed for 27 years in US

Sep 16th 2021, 8:21 AM 58,669 Views 0 Comments

Marques had been arrested in Dublin and extradited to the US in 2019.

HSE hack: Sensitive data from 520 patients leaked online
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

HSE hack: Sensitive data from 520 patients leaked online

May 28th 2021, 8:30 PM 31,225 Views 18 Comments

The HSE became the victim of a major ransomware attack a fortnight ago

# dark-web - All time

Irish arrest in global takedown of dark web's most notorious paedophile site
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Irish arrest in global takedown of dark web's most notorious paedophile site

Oct 16th 2019, 10:12 PM 34,331 Views 0 Comments

The website sold the videos to users for bitcoin, which makes it extremely difficult to track the buyer.

Irish man sentenced to six years in US prison over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy
# Gary Davis
# Gary Davis

Irish man sentenced to six years in US prison over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy

Jul 26th 2019, 1:30 PM 26,042 Views 31 Comments

Gary Davis (31) was arrested in Ireland in January 2014 and extradited to the United States in July 2018.

Dark web drug dealer jailed for 5 years after rebooting notorious Silk Road website
# Silk Road
# Silk Road

Dark web drug dealer jailed for 5 years after rebooting notorious Silk Road website

Apr 12th 2019, 7:38 PM 41,067 Views 14 Comments

FBI agents shut down the first incarnation of the Silk Road site in October 2013.

Irish man pleads guilty in New York over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy
# Gary Davis
# Gary Davis

Irish man pleads guilty in New York over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy

Oct 6th 2018, 7:23 AM 22,451 Views 0 Comments

The Wicklow man was arrested in Ireland in January 2014 and extradited to the United States in July.

'Just a taste of what is to come': Worldwide operation shuts down two huge 'dark web' markets
# Alpha Bay
# Alpha Bay

'Just a taste of what is to come': Worldwide operation shuts down two huge 'dark web' markets

Jul 21st 2017, 7:16 AM 18,174 Views 24 Comments

Underground websites AlphaBay and Hansa Market had tens of thousands of sellers.

Gardaí investigate whether people are using 'dark web' to smuggle weapons into Ireland
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

Gardaí investigate whether people are using 'dark web' to smuggle weapons into Ireland

Jun 17th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,954 Views 31 Comments

Security around ports and airports have been heightened in recent weeks.

Man found with video showing sexual abuse of five-year-old girl asks judge to spare him jail
# Courts
# Courts

Man found with video showing sexual abuse of five-year-old girl asks judge to spare him jail

Feb 7th 2017, 4:11 PM 32,736 Views 0 Comments

31-year-old Michael Flanagan’s defence said he had started downloading such material after the breakup of a long-term relationship.

'Many have sinister side effects': How gardaí tackle the sale of drugs on the Dark Web
# Dealing
# Dealing

'Many have sinister side effects': How gardaí tackle the sale of drugs on the Dark Web

Jan 2nd 2017, 10:15 PM 26,056 Views 41 Comments

Gardaí say the use of electronic currencies and encryption tools make it difficult to identify vendors of track money.

Child pornography: 75 people arrested in Europe-wide crackdown
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

Child pornography: 75 people arrested in Europe-wide crackdown

Aug 23rd 2016, 7:37 PM 18,012 Views 33 Comments

Operation Daylight was started after Europol received information from Swiss police last year revealing a vast network of criminals involved in the sexual exploitation of minors.

Wicklow man fighting extradition to US over alleged Silk Road connections
# Drug Marketplace
# Drug Marketplace

Wicklow man fighting extradition to US over alleged Silk Road connections

Aug 19th 2016, 12:52 PM 13,006 Views 0 Comments

Gary Davis, who has Asperger’s Syndrome and depression, had opposed the request.

Your crash course in... The Irish connections to the secretive Dark Web
# Data And Security
# Data And Security

Your crash course in... The Irish connections to the secretive Dark Web

Aug 19th 2016, 12:00 PM 24,790 Views 0 Comments

A quick run through of what you need to know about the depths of the internet.

Man jailed for selling a tonne of drugs from the bedroom in his mam's flat while still a teenager
# Bedroom Dealer
# Bedroom Dealer

Man jailed for selling a tonne of drugs from the bedroom in his mam's flat while still a teenager

Nov 2nd 2015, 6:01 PM 24,262 Views 27 Comments

Almost a literal tonne.

Hackers have released 32 million people's details stolen from an affair website
# Ashley Madison
# Ashley Madison

Hackers have released 32 million people's details stolen from an affair website

Aug 19th 2015, 7:28 AM 29,677 Views 47 Comments

They had stolen the data a month ago.

Man tried to buy a deadly toxin on the dark web after watching Breaking Bad
# Liverpool
# Liverpool

Man tried to buy a deadly toxin on the dark web after watching Breaking Bad

Jul 30th 2015, 8:00 AM 17,303 Views 16 Comments

Liverpool man Mohammed Ali tried to buy ricin – and now faces jail.

Two new legal highs are being discovered for sale per week
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

Two new legal highs are being discovered for sale per week

Jun 4th 2015, 4:44 PM 10,716 Views 15 Comments

A new report shows interest in ‘traditional’ drugs is falling.

'You're no better than any drug dealer': Life in prison for 'Silk Road' website creator
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

'You're no better than any drug dealer': Life in prison for 'Silk Road' website creator

May 29th 2015, 10:57 PM 21,600 Views 19 Comments

Ross Ulbricht earned $18 million from commissions on one million online drug deals.

Personal info about millions of swingers has been leaked online
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

Personal info about millions of swingers has been leaked online

May 22nd 2015, 8:43 PM 17,970 Views 13 Comments

Email addresses, user names, dates of birth, postal codes…