Law Enforcement Takes Down the Biggest Darknet Market on the Deep Web

Law Enforcement Takes Down the Biggest Darknet Market on the Deep Web

According to various reports the largest online marketplace located on the deep web, Alphabay, was seized by International law enforcement. The Biggest Darknet Market on the Deep Web Has Been Shut Down By International Authorities. On July 11 Bitcoin.com reported on the Alphabay darknet marketplace going offline for over a week. In that report, we detailed a theory of a global “deep web” law enforcement task force that seized computers in Quebec and made a connected arrest in Thailand. On July 13 according to the Wall Street Journal and sources familiar with the international authorities —....


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