German police close down dark web marketplace

Arrests in Germany, Brazil and US relate to ‘Wall Street Market’ which allowed trade in drugs, stolen data and m

German police have shut down one of the world’s largest illegal online markets in the so-called dark web and arrested the three men allegedly running it, prosecutors said Friday. The “Wall Street Market” (WSM) site enabled trade in cocaine, heroin, cannabis and amphetamines as well as stolen data, fake documents and malicious software.

The encrypted platform had more than 1m customer accounts, over 5,000 registered sellers and more than 60,000 sales offers, according to Frankfurt prosecutors and affidavits filed by US prosecutors in federal court in Los Angeles.

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Source: The Guardian – https://www.theguardian.com/technology/data-computer-security/