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Largest Darknet Takedown In History

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posted on Jul, 21 2017 @ 02:12 AM
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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Like everything else the government gets involved in it will go from arresting people hosting and using the darknet for illegal activities to the government actually running sites that do the same. That way they control all the guns, chemicals, drugs and information that flows through a site like that. Another business for the CIA to run, should go well with their poppy eradication program that's been such a stunning success in Afghanistan.


exactly, right on the button




posted on Jul, 21 2017 @ 03:47 AM
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Apparently Alphabay was the biggest illegal-item marketplace but it had a zero-tolerance for child porn, prostitution and hitman services. I'd imagine shutting it down has caused other darknet markets to grow, perhaps ones that would allow such taboo activities.

I hope this isn't the case but governments did the same thing with the ME and now we have Daesh.



posted on Jul, 21 2017 @ 04:02 AM
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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Like everything else the government gets involved in it will go from arresting people hosting and using the darknet for illegal activities to the government actually running sites that do the same. That way they control all the guns, chemicals, drugs and information that flows through a site like that. Another business for the CIA to run, should go well with their poppy eradication program that's been such a stunning success in Afghanistan.

No , the governments supply the goods to sale . Wonder how many of the infamous Fast and Furious weapon give-aways to Mexican drug cartels made it to the under web ?



posted on Jul, 21 2017 @ 06:47 AM
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originally posted by: Kalixi
Apparently Alphabay was the biggest illegal-item marketplace but it had a zero-tolerance for child porn, prostitution and hitman services. I'd imagine shutting it down has caused other darknet markets to grow, perhaps ones that would allow such taboo activities.

I hope this isn't the case but governments did the same thing with the ME and now we have Daesh.

I can't believe all the things people were selling - and buying. It's like Amazon for the underworld.



posted on Jul, 21 2017 @ 10:37 AM
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Apparently they were able to trace the btc and other altcoin transactions except monero. I think that will have a positive effect on certain privacy oriented cryptos.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 07:17 AM
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originally posted by: LogicalGraphitti
Don't tell me TOR is compromised.

No need for that, the site's administrator made his hotmail email address known. Also, his computer had all the passwords to the servers available in clear text, so they just had to read them to take control of the site. Apparently, many users used real mail addresses to get their orders, so those are also being caught.



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