Please see below for comment by cybersecurity experts on the breaking news that the largest illegal marketplace on the dark web, DarkMarket has been taken down by Europol.
DarkMarket, the world's largest dark web marketplace has been taken down and the alleged operator arrested following an operation by @Europol and others.— Danny Palmer (@dannyjpalmer) January 13, 2021
It had half a million users.
https://t.co/VKu68E4M9w via @ZDNet & @ashabeeeee
Dark web marketplaces such as this now-defunct website, serve as key enablers for cyber criminals. They provide these criminals with places to buy and sell malware, malicious infrastructure, and compromised data, accounts, and devices. Such exchanges are critical to cyber criminal operations because few criminals rely exclusively on their own resources, and many do not actually use the data that they steal. Most cyber criminals rely to varying degrees on tools and infrastructure that they
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