News outlet Deep Dot Web and the dark web index have ceased operations after getting seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
According to the notice posted on Deep Dot Web’s site, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and the Organized Crime and Gang Section obtained a warrant for the cyber shutdowns. European law enforcement agencies acting through Europol also coordinated with the U.S. agencies, resulting in the arrest of people in France, Germany, and the Netherlands. According to sources, additional suspects from Israel and Brazil have been taken into custody.
The news follows last week’s shutdown of a huge dark web marketplace in Germany called the Wall Street Market, with Europol arresting three suspects. At the same time, local authorities in cooperation with other European countries were able to terminate the Finnish Silk Road website Silkkitie.
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