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A joint law enforcement operation has managed to seize hundreds of Dark Web domains that have been associated with over a dozen black market wesbites. On top of taking and shutting domains, was the seizure of various products such as computers, drugs, weapons, and gold. The operation was revealed on Thursday, which involved the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Europol, and the Department of Homeland Security. Called Operation Onymous, the joint venture resulted in the arrest of 17 people that included Silk Road 2’s alleged operator Blake Benthall (26 years old) in San Francisco. Benthall is accused of running the new Silk Road under the handle “Defcon” for the past year ever... Read more...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations announced that it has expanded its Operation Predator app to help increase the app’s public outreach and provide additional resources. Designed to locate child predators, the app was made available on Apple products back in September 2013. Within 36 hours of its release, the application assisted HSI special agents in arresting a suspect. With the latest version of the app, ICE is hoping that it will locate child predators and rescue the victims even more. "This app is one piece of our commitment to ensuring child predators have absolutely nowhere to hide," said Acting ICE Director Thomas Winkowski. Image Source:... Read more...