‘Biggest illegal marketplace in the dark web offline by police’
Alphabay, the largest marketplace on the dark web, it would be last week offline are taken by the American police.
That reports The Wall Street Journal on the basis of anonymous sources. The site has been around since July 6, is no longer accessible. The reason for this was not yet known.
Police officers in the United States, Canada, and Thailand would be in a cooperation with the site offline. At the same time, there were several locations searched, including a house in Quebec.
In Thailand, the Canadian Alexandre Cazes arrested. He was one of the administrators of the site. He later died in his cell. According to the cited sources he has committed suicide.
On AlphaBay were illegal goods traded, such as, for example, drugs and stolen credit cards. According to beveiligingsonderzoeker Andrei Barysevich was $ 5 million in illegal credit cards sold in the past six years.