The Dark Market, the largest illegal market on the Dark Web, was destroyed in an international operation by Europol, which included Germany, Australia, Denmark, Moldova, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, as well as the United States.
A statement from Europol states that the demolition of the dark market was done with the help of their special operational analyzes and coordination with the mentioned countries.
Dark market had 500,000 users, more than 2,400 sellers and about 320,000 transactions, and 4,650 Bitcoin and 12,800 Monero transfers(Monero – digital cryptocurrency) were made.
According to the current value, this amount is more than 140 million euros, adds Europol.
Vendors in the dark market mostly traded in various types of drugs, counterfeit money, fake or counterfeit credit cards, unmarked SIM cards and malware(software made for malicious purposes).
German police conducted an investigation in the city of Oldenburg, where they arrested an Australian who was the alleged operator of the Dark Market, near the border with Denmark, and more than 20 servers in Moldova and Ukraine were seized.