The closure of the world's biggest single darknet market triggered a battle for succession, involving cyber attacks, PR stunts and even the war in Ukraine. The winner stands to claim a prize worth up to $1.37 billion.
German authorities seized and shut down Hydra, a Russian-language darknet market, and seized around $25 million in Bitcoin.
Europol, the EU’s law enforcement agency, said it was assisting one member state in investigating counterfeit vaccines being sold on the black market.
“I could not confide in anyone. I had never felt more ashamed.”
The percentage of people who reported buying their drugs from dark web vendors has tripled since 2014, according to the latest Global Drug Survey.
Less than a fortnight since DarkMarket was taken offline, authorities seized laptops, phones, hard drives and bank cards from several Australian properties.
The New Zealander, operating under the username 'Kiwipedo', didn't know the sale was being arranged by police.
The dark web's largest illegal marketplace went offline last Monday. It was the start of a bad week for cybercriminals.
A 34-year-old Australian man accused of running DarkMarket was arrested in Germany.
These solid orange lumps are found in the guts of dead cattle. And thanks to a boom in alternative medicine, they're worth their weight in gold.
Experts suggest that stay-at-home orders, travel restrictions and increased internet time has led to the increase in both demand and supply.
VICE News spoke to one vendor who claims he's made more than $1.4 million USD selling kits to hospitals and geriatric homes around the world.