Monthly Archives: February 2016

How a Dark Net drug market survives war

The drugs were wrapped in Ziploc bags, covered in duct tape, and hidden below a balcony right near a crowded sidewalk in Kiev, Ukraine.

The package was left there by a dealer known online as Brooklyn Flea Shop. The product was easy to find for the buyer, someone who goes by the alias of Mahadeva, the name of both the Great God of Hinduism and a legendary evildoer in Buddhism.

Bending below a balcony like this didn’t look natural at all, Mahadeva worried. Someone must have thought it was strange. “The treasure’s location was not very good,” he wrote later. Oh well.

One gram of speed—amphetamine sulfate is the kind of stuff that can induce euphoria, drench you in sweat, and skip your heartbeat—costs 250 Ukrainian hryvnia ($11), paid for in Bitcoin, a cheap buy for a big high.

The exchange on the Kiev sidewalk is known as a dead drop, a drug

Read more at: http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/features-issue-sections/15909/dark-net-drug-market-ukraine/

WEB OF LIES Video Preview: Did Facebook Love Play Role in Murder of Boxer Eddie Leal?

Investigation Discovery fans are a rare breed: They enjoy the mystery of the unseen, the dangers lurking in the shadows and contemplating the unknown of today’s world. And, they are not afraid to face the fact that evil is a part of life we cannot avoid. Tonight, on Investigation Discovery (ID) hit series WEB OF LIES, the network looks deeper into yet another facet of today’s society that most of us cannot avoid: life online.

In a 21st-century world, we’re increasingly living our lives online, sharing everything in one quick click from vacation photos and observances of daily life to breaking news stories and expressions of our deepest insecurities. Often, life online is a positive way of sharing with those we enjoy having in our lives.

On the flipside of the web, ID’s hit series WEB OF LIES unravels tragic stories of deception and manipulation triggered by online interactions. From predators

Read more at: http://tvruckus.com/2016/02/10/web-of-lies-video-preview-did-facebook-love-play-role-in-murder-of-boxer-eddie-leal/

SAN JACINTO: Aspiring boxer’s death on Investigation Discovery TV – Press

Eddie Leal, 23, was killed May 30, 2011, after he arranged to meet a woman from a fake Facebook profile named “Rebecca.” Prosecutors said the person behind the profile, then 17-year-old Manuel Edmundo Guzman Jr., made the profile to contact men and then rob them to support his drug habit.

Guzman was arrested 11 months later for Leal’s slaying. He was convicted in February 2013 of first-degree murder and sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the crime on Oct. 18, 2013.

Guzman drove Leal to a street across from Guzman’s home to “meet Rebecca”; instead, he shot him multiple times.

Now, the murder will be the focus of an episode of “Web of Lies.”

The Investigation Discovery

Read more at: http://www.pe.com/articles/leal-793572-brother-gilbert.html

Exclusive: Top cybercrime ring disrupted as authorities raid Moscow …


WASHINGTON Russian authorities in November raided offices associated with a Moscow film distribution and production company as part of a crackdown on one of the world’s most notorious financial hacking operations, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter.

Cybersecurity experts said a password-stealing software program known as Dyre — believed to be responsible for at least tens of millions of dollars in losses at financial institutions including Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) and JPMorgan Chase Co (JPM.N) — has not been deployed since the time of the raid. Experts familiar with the situation said the case represents Russia’s biggest effort to date to crack down on cyber-crime.

A spokesman for the Russian Interior Ministry’s cybercrime unit said his department was not involved in the case. The FSB, Russia’s main intelligence service, said it had no

Read more at: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cybercrime-russia-dyre-exclusive-idUSKCN0VE2QS

Lacey Spears, Garnett Spears: Investigation Discovery Plays Out Salt Poisoning Death Of Child Killed By Mommy …

Lacey Spears, the mother who killed her 5-year old son, Garnett, by poisoning him with salt, is the next murder case to be featured on the documentary TV series Web Of Lies on Investigation Discovery. The hit crime series examines cases of murder that involve the Internet in some way. Tonight’s episode, entitled “The Sick Boy,” examines the case of a mommy blogger who gained popularity on the web by sharing intimate details of her life as the mother of a sick son. Investigation Discovery’s Web Of Lies will have experts speaking about the case, as well some associates or family members that may have knowledge about Lacey Spears.

Web Of Lies on ID will show you how the Lacey Spears’ case made headlines all over the world, as journalists filled the pages of newspapers and magazines with the story of “Salt Mom,” a woman who had slowly poisoned

Read more at: http://www.inquisitr.com/2763901/lacey-spears-garnett-spears-investigation-discovery-plays-out-salt-poisoning-death-of-child-killed-by-mommy-blogger-on-web-of-lies/