Authorities have taken down the dark web’s largest illegal marketplace

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Authorities have actually removed the dark web’s largest prohibited marketplace

DarkMarket, supposedly the world’s largest dark web marketplace, has actually been taken offline by a Europol-coordinated global operation, according to authorities (via Gizmodo). German law enforcement arrested the Australian man thought to be the operator of the unlawful site, and seized 20 servers that hosted it, bringing an end to what had actually ended up being a hotbed of unlawful activity.

Before its closure, DarkMarket hosted near 500,000 users and had actually facilitated over 320,000 transactions, according to Europol. The dark web market traded everything from drugs and counterfeit money to stolen charge card information and malware. Per Europol’s estimate, the site traded the equivalent of EUR140 million in today’s cash, in a mix of bitcoin and monero. European authorities plan to use taken DarkMarket servers from Ukraine and Moldova to investigate the buyers and sellers who utilized the site for criminal transactions.

DarkMarket was discovered as part of a bigger investigation into web-hosting company Cyberbunker, The Guardian reports Cyberbunker (which is actually located in a previous NATO bunker) housed servers for both The Pirate Bay and WikiLeaks in the past, and if this DarkMarket case is any example, seems to be a valuable beginning point for future examinations into other illegal sites.

The last numerous years have seen a vise-like grip tighten up around dark internet places like DarkMarket. Wall Street Market, another dark web marketplace, met a comparable end in 2020 throughout a European investigation and other websites like Empire Market have actually disappeared completely, whether out of fear of prosecution or the operators cutting their losses and taking the cash. Whatever benefit websites like Alphabay or The Silk Roadway had years ago appears to have actually disappeared as federal government firms have gotten more aggressive in hunting down these markets and more capable of understanding how they work

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