888.321.0854    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...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
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

Security Tip of the Week Managed IT Services Cloud Business Computing Privacy Productivity Best Practices Hackers Technology Backup Outsourced IT IT Support Communications VoIP Ransomware Malware Business Small Business Mobile Device Management IT Services App Internet Business Management Save Money Windows 10 Business Continuity Saving Money Alert Cybersecurity Phishing Workers Software Miscellaneous Remote Monitoring Government Politics Entertainment Holiday Cloud Computing Social Media Google Office 365 Cybercrime Data Apps Law Enforcement Email User Tips Office Data Backup Retail Smartphone Communication Vendor Management Windows Microsoft Office Personal Information Recovery Efficiency Hardware Hosted Solutions Bandwidth Data Breach IaaS Information Technology Scam Telephone Systems Data Recovery Network Printer Server Managed IT Gadget Browser HaaS Computer Users Smartphones Settings Automobile Antivirus The Internet of Things Twitter Television Disaster Recovery Cleaning Employer-Employee Relationship Remote Control Dark Web Scalability Automation CrashOverride Internet of Things Computer Care Access Avoiding Downtime Email Management Website Credit Cards Google Maps Synergy Worker Shortcut Smart Technology Managed Service Provider Biometrics Unified Threat Management Printer Gaming Console BYOD Innovation Facebook Staffing VPN Maintenance Analytics Gadgets Hiring/Firing Android Dark Data Encryption Leadership Spam Vulnerability Video Games Yahoo Budget Network Security Applications Employer Employee Relationship Multi-Factor Security Data Management Current Events Education Company Culture DDoS Password Access Control Microsoft Mobile Device Net Neutrality Excel SaaS Collaboration Two-factor Authentication Printers Passwords Battery Phone System

Blog Archive

Newsletter Sign Up