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Episode 36

A victory is being heralded around the world for bringing down the Darkmarket but there is more to the story. The operation dubbed Dark HunTOR was after the Darkmarket consisted of a series of separate complementary actions in Australia, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

International DarkMarket Seized Police Arrest 150 And Miss Thousands Of Users & Vendors

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Dark Web Drug Busts Lead to 150 Arrests

WHEN GERMAN POLICE took down the dark web marketplace DarkMarket in January, they did more than shutter the largest underground online drug bazaar operating at that time. They also nabbed more than 20 servers in Moldova and Ukraine, infrastructure that contained a host of information about the site’s buyers and sellers

“Operation Dark HunTOR”, a global puncture wound on the “Dark Web”, puts 150 suspects online

According to Europol, police around the world have arrested 150 suspects involved in the online sale of illegal goods in one of the largest puncture wounds in history targeting the dark web. Operation DarkHunTOR also recovered millions of euros in cash and bitcoins, as well as drugs and guns. The bust is due to German-led police destroying the “world’s largest” darknet marketplace earlier this year.

The world’s largest dark web market with 500,000 users is closed, and a man who seems to be the operator is also arrested

The dark web, which requires special software such as anonymous communication systems and Tor to access, is used by people in countries where the government is censoring the Internet to avoid censorship , and illegal drugs and malware. It is also used for various transactions. On January 12, 2021, European law enforcement agencies reportedly closed the world’s largest dark web market, DarkMarket , and arrested an Australian man believed to be the operator.

Australian arrested on suspicion of operating huge illegal dark web marketplace

An Australian citizen is being investigated after German prosecutors took down what they say is the world’s largest illegal marketplace on the dark web.\

Servers Seized In Ukraine, Moldova As Germany Takes Down ‘World’s Largest’ Illegal Darknet Marketplace

German authorities have shut down “the world’s largest” illegal online marketplace as part of an international operation against the darknet. The so-called DarkMarket was taken offline and more than 20 servers, located in Ukraine and Moldova, were seized as part of an ongoing investigation of users of the illegal platform, Europol said on January 12.

Inside the ‘DarkMarket’ Prototype, a Silk Road the FBI Can Never Seize

The Silk Road, for all its clever uses of security protections like Tor and Bitcoin to protect the site’s lucrative drug trade, still offered its enemies a single point of failure. When the FBI seized the server that hosted the market, the billion-dollar drug bazaar came crashing down. If one group of Bitcoin black market enthusiasts has their way, the next online free-trade zone could be a much more elusive target.

Ross William Ulbricht

Ross William Ulbricht (born March 27, 1984) is an American who created and operated the darknet market website Silk Road from 2011 until his arrest in 2013.[4] The site used Tor for anonymity and bitcoin as a currency and facilitated the sale of narcotics and other illegal sales.[5][6] One of Ulbricht’s online pseudonyms was “Dread Pirate Roberts” after the fictional character in the novel The Princess Bride and its film adaptation.


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Trip Elix

Trip Elix is an author, podcaster and video personality Over the last 30 years, he has worked as a security analyst and privately as a consultant, investigator, forensic technician, and skip tracer. He is the author of books and gives talks on security and privacy.

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