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Dismantled two of the biggest black market websites in the deep web

07/20/2017

In an operation led by the FBI and Europol, which has involved other law enforcement agencies around the world, several people have been arrested in the two major criminal markets on the 'dark web', AlphaBay and Hansa Marquet, of illegal products such as drugs, weapons, computer programs dedicated to cybercrime, among others. Alexandre Cazes, a 26-year-old Canadian resident of Thailand, was arrested and taken into custody by the Thai police, who allegedly committed suicide. According to the researchers, after analyzing the collected evidence, a large number of clues have been obtained, which will lead to the arrest of several involved in this plot in addition to being able to initiate new investigations in these platforms dedicated to the black market. AlphaBay, reached more than 200,000 users and 40,000 sellers, with transactions of about 1 Billion dollars in bitcoins and other cryptocurrency.

According to the researchers, after analyzing the collected evidence, a large number of clues have been obtained, which will lead to the arrest of several involved in this plot in addition to being able to initiate new investigations in these platforms dedicated to the black market.

AlphaBay, reached more than 200,000 users and 40,000 sellers, with transactions of illegal products, for a total amount of about 1 Billion dollars in bitcoins and other cryptocoins