18-year-old Wannabe Hitman Offered Killing Services On Dark Web, Gets Arrested

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dark-web-hitman-killerShort Bytes: New Jersey authorities have arrested a wannabe hitman who offered killing services on the dark web in exchange for money and gun. However, as a result of an undercover operation, he was arrested. He remains jailed with his bail set at $1 million.

Dark web is a strange place. Often we read about hacktivists, drug dealers, and privacy concerned users reaching out to the dark web to secure their communications. In a recent incident, a New York man has been arrested for offering hitmen services on the dark web.

Authorities in New Jersey say that 18-year-old Joshua Rowling offered his services in exchange for money and a gun with a silencer. As a result, he has been charged with weapons and conspiracy to commit murder-related charges.

The federal and county investigators determined that Rowling used an encrypted online network to advertise himself.

According to the authorities, Rowling drove to Mahwah from his NY-based home to meet a person seeking killing services, who turned out to an undercover police officer.

While further details about the hitman are scarce, he remains jailed in Jersey with his bail set at $1 million.

Source: NBC NY

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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