DarkMarket, the largest dark web “market”, was closed thanks to an operation led by Europol. German police arrested an Australian citizen who is believed to have operated an illegal site, and on that occasion he twenty servers seized which were used for hosting.
Before it closed, DarkMarket had about 500 thousand users, and everything ranging from narcotics to data from stolen credit cards and malware was sold on the site. The total value of transactions is estimated at around 140 million euros in Bitcoin and Monero currencies. A further investigation is planned, which will include users, especially those who spent large sums on the site. The DarkMarket site was obtained as part of a larger investigation conducted by the hosting company Cyberbunker, which is in the past kept servers for The Pirate Bay and WikiLeaks.
In the last few years, several successful actions have been carried out to deal with dark web outlets, so in 2020 it also suffered. Wall Street Market, and it is becoming increasingly clear to law enforcement how dark web outlets work, which facilitates the locating and arrest of those responsible.
Source: The Verge
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