The FBI has seized DeepDotWeb, a comparison search system and news site about dark web markets, accusing the outfit of money laundering.
Police in five countries arrested the alleged operators – including two Israelis and moderators in France, Germany, and the Netherlands – in a sweeping international raid disclosed Tuesday and took down the .com and .onion sites, replacing them with notices of seizure.
The site rose in prominence after larger dark web sites like Silk Road fell to government crackdowns. DeepDotWeb offered a number of services including cryptocurrency news related to privacy and dark web selling. The site also listed dark web markets for buying and selling cryptocurrency.
reports that police arrested the alleged administrator of the site in Brazil.
The site was up until May 7 at 5:28 UTC and abruptly shut down as police closed in on the site operators.
Image via seized website.
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