Andrew McCabe

July 20, 2017

After AlphaBay’s Demise, Customers Flocked to Dark Market Run by Dutch Police

This post was originally published on this siteEarlier this month, news broke that authorities had seized the Dark Web marketplace AlphaBay, an online black market that peddled everything from heroin to stolen identity and credit card data. But it wasn’t until today, when the U.S. Justice Department held a press conference to detail the AlphaBay takedown that the other shoe dropped: Police in The Netherlands for the past month have been operating Hansa Market, a competing Dark Web bazaar that enjoyed a massive influx of new customers immediately after the AlphaBay takedown. The normal home page for the dark Web market […]