Europol set up Dark Web team to fight black market on darknet
Prior to this, the world’s largest dark network black market Silk Road was completely shut down under the joint enforcement of many countries, and the operator of the black market was also arrested by the U.S. police.
Since then, AlphaBay and Hansa, known as the Darknet Amazon, have risen one after another after the closure of the Silk Road. The scale has even surpassed that of the previous Silk Road.
In July 2017, Europol arrested the founder of AlphaBay after tracing, but the founder committed suicide while extraditing to the United States for trial. The site had displayed more than 250,000 illicit drugs before it was closed, as well as more than 100,000 personal and counterfeit goods and hacking tools.
Immediately after the investigation, the Dutch police successfully arrested the largest seller on Hansa, and also arrested the Hansa members responsible for daily operations and maintenance.
The dark network team set up by the European Interpol is mainly trying to improve the ability to combat the black market on the Internet by uniting technologies and resources of various countries. The Dark Web team is not just a project for deploying police and resource support in various countries, but also civil organizations such as security companies in a few countries.
The Dark Web team will promote information exchange and collaborative investigation of tools, strategies, and techniques for identifying various security threats and targets to support the police’s actions. Europol stated that the establishment of the Dark Web team will help coordinate the law enforcement agencies and police resources in various countries and can effectively combat cybercrime.
The cooperation of the international police clearly revealed that the police have the means to identify and defeat the crime. Even if it is hidden in the dark network, it will not escape the police.