888.678.7282    Get SUPPORT

Strata Information Technology Blog

Strata Information Technology has been serving the Encino area since 2007, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Illegal Marketplace On The Dark Web Shut Down

Illegal Marketplace On The Dark Web Shut Down

A Dark Web marketplace known as AlphaBay has been brought down by an international law enforcement effort between the United States, Canada, and Thailand.


AlphaBay rose in prominence after the operator of the Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, was arrested and his site shut down in 2013. In the years since, AlphaBay became the largest underground marketplace. The sudden end of AlphaBay has given other marketplaces on the Deep Web a sudden boost in their customer base.

In their investigation, authorities have discovered that AlphaBay generated most of its revenue through the sale of illicit items, including drugs, credit card credentials, and firearms, earning anywhere from $600,000 and $800,000 each and every day. Before the news broke that AlphaBay had been taken down, there was plenty of speculation tossed about, some suspecting that the operators had taken their cryptocurrency and ran, as others who operated on the Dark Web were known to have done.

In actuality, one of AlphaBay’s operators--Alexandre Cazas of Canada--had been grabbed by Thailand authorities on the day that the site was taken down. He was later discovered dead in his cell of an apparent suicide.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were brought in to investigate Cazas’ apartment in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. Some of the site’s servers were claimed, which could very well lead investigators to other operators of AlphaBay.

For more technology news, tips, and tricks, make sure you subscribe to our blog.

The Cloud Is Now Officially In Retail -- Will You ...
Tip of the Week: How to Customize Your Google Sear...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Friday, 23 February 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Business Computing Privacy Managed IT Services Cloud Technology Malware Hackers Productivity Communications Outsourced IT Ransomware Best Practices VoIP Internet Software Alert Backup Cybersecurity Business Phishing IT Support Vulnerability Business Management Windows 10 Microsoft Network Security Passwords Data Breach Android App Smartphones Save Money Small Business Law Enforcement Workers Miscellaneous User Tips Google Social Media Excel Microsoft Office IT Services Smartphone Office 365 Remote Monitoring Saving Money Settings Scam Politics Mobile Device Management Hardware Government Email Business Continuity Apps How To Entertainment Recovery Applications Productivity Cloud Computing Browser Patch Management Office Holiday Personal Information Retail Vendor Management Chrome Cybercrime Access Control Twitter Windows Computer Communication Mobile Device Website Education Bandwidth Data Backup Hosted Solutions Efficiency Word Data Printer Email Management Tech Support Biometrics Staffing The Internet of Things WannaCry Telephone System Gadgets Sales Maintenance Hiring/Firing Antivirus Budget Managed IT Access Physical Security Leadership Blockchain Password Employer Employee Relationship HIPAA Users Tablet Employer-Employee Relationship Innovation Encryption BYOD Files Remote Support Computers Network Collaboration Automobile Hard Drive Knowledge Company Culture Synergy SaaS Managed IT Service Analytics IT budget Scalability Processors Comparison Internet of Things IaaS Phone System Telephony Emergency Apple IT Management Credit Cards Spyware Dark Data Specifications Smart Technology Multi-Factor Security Cortana HaaS Voice over IP Printer Server Licensing iPhone Facebook Managed Service Provider HP Marketing Data Recovery Unified Threat Management Cleaning Gadget Printers Travel WiFi Current Events Botnet Content Filtering Battery VPN Computer Care Shortcut Live Streaming Document Management Data Protection Net Neutrality Telephone Systems Data Management Gmail Disaster Recovery Gaming Console CrashOverride Automation WhatsApp Paperless Office Remote Control Yahoo Spam Dark Web DDoS Video Games Lead Generation Virus Digital Worker Two-factor Authentication Information Technology Television Google Maps Avoiding Downtime Virtual Assistant News Edge Business Technology Safety Money Remote Computing Laptop Competition Telecommuting Managed IT Services Fun Big Data Millennials Upgrade Google Drive Virtualization Wireless IT Support Hosted Solution Search Server Wi-Fi Scheduling Presentation Copy Emoji VoIP 5G Instagram Wireless Technology Tech Terms Paste Samsung IBM Hacker Conferencing Cost Management eCommerce Network Attached Storage Business Intelligence Customer Relationship Management IP Address Router Online Shopping Customer Service Mobile Office Domains Wireless Charging File Sharing Hard Drives Autocorrect User Tip Mobile Devices Public Speaking User Security Spam Blocking Lithium-ion battery Tip of the week Windows 10 Augmented Reality

Newsletter Sign Up