Two popular Dark web market places AlphaBay and Hansa took down after a joint investigation by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Dutch National Police, with the support of Europol.
Alphabay is one of the largest darkweb markets it has around 2lakh users and 40 thousand vendors. It deals with illegal drugs and taxonomic chemicals over 250000 listings and 100000 listings of stolen documentations, hacking tools, malware, and ransomware.
Hansa is the third largest market place as like Alphabay it has a number of listing for illegal drugs hacking tools, malware, and ransomware.
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Dream MarketDream Market considered to be second largest darkweb markets ahead of Hansa, after the breakdown of Alphabay and Hansa, Dream Market emerged as the global leader most of the users Alphabay and Hansa moved to Dream Market it has around 57,000 of drugs.
Reddit user luckyduckquack said “Beware that Dream has been compromised” he is the same one who said before 10 days that Hansa is Compromised.
Another one Redditor wrote “Dream Market will be taken down by the FEDS by August 20 (insider government employee) GET YOUR BITCOINS OUT FAST”
But that is not new it has been for more than 9 months and the IP address is owned by a Swedish hosting company, we had a reverse lookup around 15 domains hosted on the same IP address.
Disclosure of real IP address behind the TOR node is one of the blunder mistakes, by having the IP address police can easily track down to the hosting server. May be it is a diversion or mistake by the developer.
After some time another Redditor wrote, Dream might be ok and up as of right now. After the taken down Alphabay and Hansa, dark web users are in fear that Entire Dark Net has been compromised.In shutting down two of the three(silk road, Alphabay, and Hansa) largest criminal marketplaces on the Dark Web, a major element of the infrastructure of the underground criminal economy has been taken offline. It has severely disrupted criminal enterprises around the world, has led to the arrest of key figures involved in the online criminal activity, and yielded huge amounts of intelligence that will lead to further investigations. Source: Europol Press release