Monday, November 10, 2014
Dark Web Down?
The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has said that it has dealt a "major blow to dark web markets." In a statement issued on the 7th November the NCA says that a coordinated operation between law enforcement agencies in Europe and the US has "targeted market places for illegal commodities on the dark web" and as part of this six people in the UK were arrested. Amongst those arrested in strikes closely coordinated with international partners in the US were the suspected administrators of Silk Road 2.0, the Tor accessed drugs and firearms market place. The NCA statement also claims that "significant vendors of illegal drugs through the dark web" were also arrested and that "technical infrastructure which is key to the hosting of illegal market places on the dark web" were taken down.