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Dark Web Bust

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Dark Web Bust

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40670010

US law enforcement agencies are 'happy to have made this bust' to say the least.

It was an international operation and many individuals and dealers worldwide are likely to receive a knock on their door.

It's massive.

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Re: Dark Web Bust


Strat wrote:

 

...many individuals and dealers worldwide are likely to receive a knock on their door.

It's massive.


 

You seem to know a lot about their doors, @Strat  Huh

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Re: Dark Web Bust

I wouldn't like to be residing behind one.

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Re: Dark Web Bust

Oh boy this should be fun. I imagine law enforcement will have loads of work, sadly more paperwork though but yes this is indeed big news.

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Re: Dark Web Bust

@Steve

I like the bit where I think it was the Dutch authorities hacked into Hansa as admin and ran it for a few months while harvesting buyers and sellers names and addresses.

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Re: Dark Web Bust

Good job to the authorities for this, they've made a big step forwards.

I do wonder though why it took so long? - Why was the domain name never taken offline earlier for instance?

Or maybe they left it there deliberately so the crims would think they'd not been found... while investigations closed in on all of them, at once?

I dunno.. but either way its a good thing.

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198kHz wrote:

Strat wrote:

 It's massive.


You seem to know a lot about their doors, @Strat  Huh

@198kHz Coffee has now kicked in and I'm sure their doors are of a standard size albeit reinforced. Roll eyes Wink


 

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Re: Dark Web Bust

It would have been more effective to block the dark web but I assume that's impossible, or impossible at the moment.

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gleneagles wrote:

or impossible at the moment.


It's impossible full stop. So long as two computers can talk to each other, dodgy networks will exist. The only real way to prevent it is complete and absolute throttling of the internet like North Korea with only those deemed worthy by the government of being allowed limited and monitored access.

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