Day of Reckoning for Dark Markets as Hundreds of Domains Seized
Operation Onymous has resulted in a string of arrests and dark web domain shutdowns in the past 48 hours.
Federal investigators have confirmed that Brian Richard Farrell has been arrested in connection with black market website Silk Road 2.0.
Operation Onymous seized more than 100 'cloned' sites, where no illicit trading was taking place, a security researcher has found.
A 29 year-old man in Wales has pleaded guilty to five drug charges related to the Silk Road 2.0 marketplace, but did not make a deal with prosecutors.
The bitcoin price has surged past $400 for the first time since mid-October, gaining over 9% today.
The bitcoin price has risen after a variety of law-enforcement agencies conducted an inter-continental crackdown on dark markets.