Thanks to a collaboration between German and American law enforcement agencies, Hydra, the oldest dark web ecommerce to date, has been closed.
The dark web has had the opportunity to talk about itself over the years due to many decidedly unpleasant phenomena that have been seen in the maze of this accessible system with relative difficulty. However, among the worst situations to which it is possible to admire there are certainly those of black markets , real illicit places all located digitally where users have the opportunity to buy goods of all kinds, which in most cases are highly illegal.
Whether it’s drugs, confidential information, and forgettable services, some of these places continue to operate undeterred, but thankfully law enforcement has been able to put an end to the oldest of them. We are talking about Hydra , what is effectively a functioning black market since 2015 , and which has now been officially blocked, being dismantled and seized by the German and American police, who have collaborated in order to put a stone over the illegal activities carried out for years now.
Together with a forced blockade of all operations, the police also obtained a digital Bitcoin wallet worth 23 million euros, also managing to accuse Dmitry Olegovich Pavlov , 30 years old from Russia, of criminal association for drug dealing and money laundering . who apparently found himself in charge of operations. The operation has been going on for months, and it seems that a total of about 17 million users and 19 thousand sellers have registered on the site , really dangerous numbers that fortunately now have little importance.
With such a blockade on the black market, the web has certainly become a safer place, although unfortunately there is no shortage of other younger alternatives to Hydra, with which the police will certainly have a chance to deal with over the next few years. months.
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