Dark Web Drug Dealers Get 43 Years

Infosecurity Magazine | January 22, 2019

Dark Web Drug Dealers Get 43 Years
Three dark web drug dealers have been sentenced to a total of over 43 years for supplying hundreds of customers worldwide with notorious opioid fentanyl. Jake Levene, 22, Lee Childs, 45, and Mandy Christopher Lowther, 21, were sentenced last week at Leeds Crown Court after pleading guilty to exporting and supplying class A drugs. The group mixed fentanyl and its analog carfentanyl with bulking agents at an industrial unit in Leeds before selling them on sites like Alpha Bay under the name “UKBargins,” according to the National Crime Agency (NCA). It’s unclear how they were brought to justice, although the trio were arrested in April 2017, less than three months before the Alpha Bay and Hansa takedowns. When policed raided the unit, a laptop was found displaying the UKBargins store on Alpha Bay. Childs was apparently caught on CCTV in a Post Office mailing hundreds of packages of drugs to customers worldwide including as far afield as Australia, Argentina and Singapore.

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Small and medium sized businesses are facing an increasingly challenging threat landscape. Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of breaches, damages from attacks, and threats targeted against their businesses.