Police seized the DeepDotWeb website and arrested its operators for their business in facilitating the access to darkweb marketplaces and vendors.
DeepDotWeb was a website for facilitating access to dark web sites and marketplaces.
The site was seized and the arrests were made as part of an international operation involving the FBI, Europol, and Federal law enforcement agencies from Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, and Brazil.
Police seized the DeepDotWeb website and arrested its operators accused of have made millions of dollars in affiliate commissions generated by referring traffic to darkweb marketplaces and vendors.
Arrests were made in Israel, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
DeepDotWeb web site included news on Dark Web and the real-time updated listing of black marketplaces and illegal shops running on the Tor anonymizing network. For each website, DeepDotWeb offered statistics on the uptime and notes on its history, along with the links to reach the hidden services and associated forums.
It was very easy to search for black marketplaces selling drugs, malware, stolen credit card data, stolen personal data, and other illegal services.
According to Israeli local media, two Israeli men were arrested and accused of running the DeeptDotWeb website.
“Two Israelis have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in running a website on the so-called dark web that facilitated the purchase of weapons, drugs and other contraband, authorities said Tuesday.” reported The Times of Israel.
“Arrests were made in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil and Israel — where police tracked down and on Monday arrested a 35-year-old resident of Tel Aviv and a 34-year-old resident of Ashdod.”
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