DeepDotWeb was a website that helped users access to websites and Dark Web purchases. However, in 7 May 2019 its operation was terminated and its managers arrested after an organized international police operation.
For the realization of the business, they cooperated FBI, Europol and federal law enforcement authorities. The countries that participated were Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and Brazil.
The authorities closed the DeepDotWeb and arrested the administrators, as there were accusations that the latter they were taking millions of dollars to refer to them users in Dark Web markets and vendors. The arrests took place in Germany, France, Israel and the Netherlands.
As I said above, DeepDotWeb actually made it easier to access the Dark Web. Specifically, users could read about Dark Web news as well as learn about the black markets and illegal stores on the Tor network. In addition, there was information about each website, but also links that led users to these services and related forums to get in touch with other users.
In fact, DeepDotWeb was giving direct access to illegal markets, where one could find drugs, weapons, maliciously software, stolen user data, and other illegal products and services.
Israeli media report that two people of Israeli origin were arrested, as they were suspected of having participated in the site that gave access to the Dark Web and allowed the purchase of weapons, narcotics and other illegal goods. In particular, the authorities arrested a 35 time from Tel Aviv and an 34 time from Ashdod.
The arrests in all countries took place after the defendants were monitored.
Recently, Dark Web is in the forefront. Last week, authorities closed the illegal Wall Street Market and Valhalla.