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Australian Man who imported Drugs from the Dark Web Denied Bail

An Australian man accused of purchasing more than a kilogram of MDMA and amphetamine via the dark web had his bail appeal thrown out. 23-year-old Jay Vince, a native of Highton, Victoria was alleged to have imported 835g of amphetamine and 219g of MDMA from the Netherlands. According to the Geelong Magistrates’ Court, the goods were arranged to arrive in ... Read More »

Australian Cyber Security Centre Reveals Growing Toll of Cyber Crime in Latest Threat Report

Some citizens recently accused the authorities of folding their hands to watch cybercrime increase without any effort to place it under control. In a report released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network, the monetary loss to online scammers in the country is around $300 million. The latest report from the Australian Cyber ... Read More »

Australian Authorities: Rise In Organized Crime Is Due To The Increased Popularity Of Cryptocurrencies

Australia’s financial sector has experienced a major increase in organized crime. The country’s criminal intelligence agency reported that this rise is due to the growth of online banking systems and increased popularity of cryptocurrencies. Recently, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) published a report, in which the agency stated that the expected damage of the money laundering and further financial ... Read More »

Australian Law Enforcement Cracks Down Dark Web-Based Illicit Animal Trades

Australian law enforcement agencies and authorities have started to crackdown dark web marketplaces selling and distributing exotic animals throughout the country. Since early 2017, Australian airport security officials and investigators from the Department of Environment have been actively investigating into animal trafficking and smuggling. Dark web-based marketplaces and animal traffickers have started to traffic exotic animals such as rare species ... Read More »

Australian Vendor Busted by New Darknet Taskforce

Australian Federal Police, alongside NSW Police, raided a darknet vendor in Sydney’s inner west. The 43-year-old sold drugs for two years prior to his arrest on June 29. Officials said that a highly successful investigation into online drug sales led to the man’s arrest. With the assistance of the Public Order and Riot Squad, officers arrested the man after raiding ... Read More »

Australian Border Force to Increase Darknet Presence

The US fought designer drugs, commonly referred to as analogues, ever since their inception. Clandestine laboratories kept creating new “designer drugs” that mimicked the effects of another drug, usually a pharmaceutical compound. US authorities found themselves unable to maintain a pace with new chemicals. Now, Australia announced that they stood in a similar position. These analogue “cat-and-mouse games,” so to ... Read More »

Australian Border Force Busts Darknet Drug Buyer For Importation and Distribution

The Australian Border Force and South Australia Police arrested a 31-year-old Port Neill man for importing a marketable quantity of drugs. Both law enforcement agencies, in conjunction with “partner agencies,” linked the man to a significant number of darknet purchases. After searching the man’s properties, the likelihood of the drugs being for personal use dropped to an astronomically low level. ... Read More »

Ex Australian Cop Busted for Selling Stolen Police Identification on Alphabay

Former Australian police officer James Goris was arrested Tuesday morning in correlation with a raid on his home in Castlemaine following a five-month investigation. An investigation into Goris’ online habits started when he was accused of selling fake police, airport, and port authority identification on the Darknet. Police stated that they had fears the documents could be used by anyone ... Read More »

Australian Police Arrest Four Persons As Part Of Operation Hyperion

The Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, the Immigration Department, and local police joined forces in Operation Hyperion, a global law enforcement authority action against dark net users participating in illegal activities. The “dark net period of action”, as police like to call it, was intended to develop a “more unified global law enforcement response to the ... Read More »

Australian Teen Arrested, Could face 25 years in Prison for Dark Net Drug Importing

An 18-year-old teen was busted with close to $60,000 in drugs he bought from dark web markets. Raids were conducted on his home Wednesday in Hermit Park, Townsville, Australia. Reports say that a variety of drugs were found including meth, LSD, MDMA, mushrooms, hash, cannabis, and various prescription drugs. Also seized by Townsville Drug Squad was close to $10,000 in cash, leading to believe ... Read More »

South Australian Police: New Campaign Against Internet Drug Sales

Four South Australian men, their ages ranging from 23 to 32, were arrested in August under various drug charges in connection with a new campaign by the South Australia Police to curb sales of controlled substances over the internet. According to the Department’s Serious and Organized Crime Branch, who are responsible for drug cases and will be leading the new ... Read More »

Australian Prime Minister Tries Alleviating Fears Over Census Privacy Concerns

The security of personal details is a rather important concern in the upcoming census in Australia. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tried to alleviate fears in his statement after independent senator Nick Xenophon demanded the national survey to be delayed over privacy concerns. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is expected to collect “all the names and addresses to enable a ... Read More »

South Australian Police to Start Using FBI-Like Facial Recognition Software

In what will be used to fight crime and find missing persons, South Australian police forces will be beginning the use of facial recognition technology by late October. Police Minister Peter Malinauskas made an announcement on Monday that an Australian technology company, NEC Australia, had been awarded the $780,000 contract. NEC will be building software that can scan faces from ... Read More »

Australian Man Accused Of Running An International Child Porn Ring

There have been quite some events regarding child pornography. If you can remember, there was a case when the FBI has busted a large CP website that had around 215.000 users. Also, there has been a pretty weird case on a child pornography domain where the site admin has set up a system (crowdfunding platform) that allows members to mine ... Read More »