Pierluigi Paganini August 14, 2021
Four years after its takedown, AlphaBay marketplace revamped

The popular black marketplace AlphaBay is back, four years after law enforcement agencies took down the popular hidden service. The darknet marketplace AlphaBay resurfaced four years after an international operation conducted by law enforcement agencies took down it. AlphaBay was active between 2014 and June 2017, law enforcement seized the marketplace and arrested the administrator Alexandre Cazes (aka “Alpha02/Admin”), […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 05, 2017
UK Government is hiring cyber experts for Dark Web investigations

The UK Government is recruiting cyber experts and dark web analysts to crackdown criminal communities operating in the dark side of the web. The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) is recruiting cyber experts and dark web analysts to track crooks involved in illicit activities and dismantle drug rings and dark web marketplaces. The NCA aims […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 20, 2017
Huge blow to the criminal underground in the dark web, authorities shut down AlphaBay and Hansa black marketplaces

In a coordinated International operation, Europol along with FBI, US DEA and Dutch Police have seized and taken down AlphaBay and HANSA black markets. It’s official, the US Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed that US and European police shutdown of two major “dark web” marketplaces, AlphaBay and Hansa. It has been estimated that both marked had tens […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 12, 2016
A replica of AlphaBay market used to steal login credentials

Fraudsters operating on the AlphaBay darknet market have deployed a replica of the popular marketplace to steal login credentials from peers. Paul Mutton, security experts at Netcraft, discovered a fake version of the Alphabay Market (pwoah7foa6au2pul.onion), one of the most popular black markets hosted in the dark web. Paul Mutton speculates that fraudsters have deployed […]