Hansa Dark Web: In a shocking revelation from a Europol press release, he reports that the Dutch Police had secretly assumed the direction of the second largest drug-market in Dark Web for at least a month.
"Months of preparation and coordination today marked the closure of two of the Dark Web's biggest criminal markets, AlphaBay and Hansa, on 20 July 2017", says Europol in the press release.
News with the closure of Hansa follow the unexpected disappearance of Dark Web's biggest illegal market AlphaBay, which was first announced two weeks ago.
"Two major businesses headed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Drug Enforcement Service (DEA) and the Dutch National Police, supported by Europol, blocked the underground criminal economy infrastructure, negotiating over 350.000 illegal such as drugs, firearms and malware, "the announcement says.
"The concerted action of law enforcement authorities in Europe and the US is ranked as one of the most sophisticated businesses ever seen in the fight against criminal activities on the Internet."
The Dutch police in the search, actively sought to capture not only sellers but also buyers. According to sources, the Police have the intention of proceeding with the capture of at least 500 buyers.
The Dutch police revealed and forwarded at least 10.000 Hansa market buyer addresses to Europol for further investigation.
He also managed to acquire more than 1.000 Bitcoin, worth over 2 million dollars. All funds have been transferred to the Dutch Public Prosecutor's Office.
In a press release, the Dutch police said Hansa was originally on servers in Lithuania. As soon as her operational force took control of the servers, her technology team made an accurate copy of the drug market and transferred it to its local servers.
"Buyers and sellers could still access the darknet site, but without realizing that the police and the prosecuting office from the Netherlands had taken control of Hansa," the press release said.
In today's announcement, the researchers reported that the market recorded an average of 1.000 orders a day.
It is remarkable that after the closing of AlphaBay, the number of active daily salesmen at Hansa rose almost x8: 1.000 orders went to 8.000.