German police have seized the names and banking details of donors to the privacy browser Tor. – If only there was a system that allows you to maintain separation between finances and personally identifying information…

German police have seized the names and banking details of donors to the privacy browser Tor. - If only there was a system that allows you to maintain separation between finances and personally identifying information... submitted by /u/arcrad
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Spanish Police Smash a Bitcoin criminal gang–11 arrested over money laundering (deepd.tw)

The Spanish civil guard police have arrested 11 suspects and launched an investigation of 137 others dedicated to a major operation on money laundering. The alleged Bitcoin criminal gang was smashed for trafficking drugs and laundering money through the use of virtual currencies.
Bitcoin has become increasingly popular in the recent past as an alternative form of currency. The digital currency…

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Netherlands Police Bust a Massive Darknet Vendor Under New Aliases (deepd.tw)

Netherlands police ended the career of one of the largest darknet dealers involved in the MDMA, ecstasy, and cocaine trade. According to the official press release, the four suspects were behind the vendor accounts Doug-Heffernan, Smurfs, Mr. Bubblebgum, Rubiks and DrugsGames. They shipped tens of thousands of packages across the globe, police said.
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China’s Police Force Reveals Offshore Exchange Surveillance (news.bitcoin.com)

According to regional reports, China’s police agency is allegedly monitoring cryptocurrency exchanges based outside of the country. An informant details that China’s Public Information Network Security Supervision task-force is closely watching both domestic and foreign trading platforms involved with cryptocurrencies to prevent fraud, pyramid schemes, and money laundering.
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Police in South Korea Are Investigating the Death of a Bitcoin Policy Coordinator

Jung Ki-joon, the head of economic policy at South Korea's Office for Government Policy Coordination, was found dead at home at the age of 52 on Sunday, with investigators initially suspecting a heart attack as the cause of death. “He died from some unknown cause. He passed away while he was …
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Romania Police Arrest a Darknet Ransomware Gang of Five (deepd.tw)

Romanian police made their first ransomware related arrest in five years. According to Europol, the Romanian police responded to the call of rampant ransomware attacks and sales of hacked data on the Darknet, to go all out to arrest a gang of five.
The gangs were suspected to have launched a series of cyber attacks across Europe infecting computers and holding sensitive data captive. The police, therefore, embarked on a search of their homes, through…

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