FBI Seizes DeepDotWeb After Being Accused of Performing Money Laundering Activities
After a police investigation, the FBI decided to seize DeepDotWeb, a firm that provides news about dark web markets. They have been accused of performing money laundering activities. The operators included two Israelis and moderators in France, Germany and also the Netherlands.
FBI Seizes DeepDotWeb
The site was one of the most important related to the dark web and similar topics. DeepDotWeb also offered different services such as cryptocurrency news, and more. There was also a list of dark web markets for purchasing and selling digital assets.
According to some reports, there have been two suspects arrested in Ashdod and also in Tel Aviv of 34 and 35 years old. Other arrests have taken place in France, Germany and the Netherlands. Moreover, another site administrator has been arrested in Brazil.
CONFIRMED: @DeepDotWeb's all domains seized. (.com and .onion links)
– 2 suspects have been arrested in Ashdod & Tel Aviv (34 & 35 years old).
– Arrests also made in France, Germany, & the Netherlands.
– Another site administrator has been arrested in Brazil. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/CxzJcxyQoG
— Suprateek Bose (@SupraBo_) May 7, 2019
Apparently, these individuals were making millions of dollars in commissions by offering referral links to dark web marketplaces such as .onion links.
According to CoinDesk, the site was up until May 7 at 5:28 UTC. After it, the site was abruptly shut down as the police took control of the operations and captured the operators of the site.