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# dark web

Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# dark web
Gary Glitter will ‘probably die in prison’ following return to custody, says former top UK cop
The 78-year-old paedophile pop star had been released in February, halfway through his 16-year jail sentence for sexually abusing three schoolgirls.
Last month
February 2023
# Ransomware
Data stolen in Munster Technological University cyberattack appears on 'dark web'
MTU confirmed the breach in a statement this evening.
MTU says that it is continuing to investigate the incident.
The university has begun contacting people who may have been impacted by the breach.
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# dark web
Europol reports several high-profile targets were caught in a major dark-web bust
Europe’s policing agency said the alleged operator’s arrest provided a ‘trove of evidence’
# America
Irishman, 'one of world's largest facilitators' of child abuse images, jailed for 27 years in US
Marques had been arrested in Dublin and extradited to the US in 2019.
# dark web
HSE hack: Sensitive data from 520 patients leaked online
The HSE became the victim of a major ransomware attack a fortnight ago
# Sex Abuse
Irish arrest in global takedown of dark web's most notorious paedophile site
The website sold the videos to users for bitcoin, which makes it extremely difficult to track the buyer.
# Gary Davis
Irish man sentenced to six years in US prison over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy
Gary Davis (31) was arrested in Ireland in January 2014 and extradited to the United States in July 2018.
# Silk Road
Dark web drug dealer jailed for 5 years after rebooting notorious Silk Road website
FBI agents shut down the first incarnation of the Silk Road site in October 2013.
# Gary Davis
Irish man pleads guilty in New York over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy
The Wicklow man was arrested in Ireland in January 2014 and extradited to the United States in July.
# alpha bay
'Just a taste of what is to come': Worldwide operation shuts down two huge 'dark web' markets
Underground websites AlphaBay and Hansa Market had tens of thousands of sellers.
# dark web
Gardaí investigate whether people are using 'dark web' to smuggle weapons into Ireland
Security around ports and airports have been heightened in recent weeks.
# Courts
Man found with video showing sexual abuse of five-year-old girl asks judge to spare him jail
31-year-old Michael Flanagan’s defence said he had started downloading such material after the breakup of a long-term relationship.
# Dealing
'Many have sinister side effects': How gardaí tackle the sale of drugs on the Dark Web
Gardaí say the use of electronic currencies and encryption tools make it difficult to identify vendors of track money.
# dark web
Child pornography: 75 people arrested in Europe-wide crackdown
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.
# drug marketplace
Wicklow man fighting extradition to US over alleged Silk Road connections
Gary Davis, who has Asperger’s Syndrome and depression, had opposed the request.
# data and security
Your crash course in... The Irish connections to the secretive Dark Web
A quick run through of what you need to know about the depths of the internet.
# Bedroom Dealer
Man jailed for selling a tonne of drugs from the bedroom in his mam's flat while still a teenager
Almost a literal tonne.
# ashley madison
Hackers have released 32 million people's details stolen from an affair website
They had stolen the data a month ago.
# Liverpool
Man tried to buy a deadly toxin on the dark web after watching Breaking Bad
Liverpool man Mohammed Ali tried to buy ricin – and now faces jail.
# dark web
Two new legal highs are being discovered for sale per week
A new report shows interest in ‘traditional’ drugs is falling.
# dark web
'You're no better than any drug dealer': Life in prison for 'Silk Road' website creator
Ross Ulbricht earned $18 million from commissions on one million online drug deals.
# dark web
Personal info about millions of swingers has been leaked online
Email addresses, user names, dates of birth, postal codes…