Massive raid shut down more than 400 dark net websites
Massive raid shut down more than 400 dark net websites

Massive raid shut down more than 400 dark net websites

United States and 14 European countries have started strong mission against dark net websites and have shut down more than 400 such websites. Dark net websites are operated on Tor network. This Tor network prevents anyone from tracking locations and hence these websites become the ground for all sorts of illegal works. Silk Road 2.0 was an infamous drug dealing, money laundering website which has been shut down recently. If you open the website you will find that the website has been seized and also informed that the man arrested and charged is “Blake Benthall”, he was apprehended in San Francisco USA on Wednesday the 5th of November 2014. This united approach has caused world wide arrests and shutdown of 400 websites most of which were dealing child trafficking, drug dealing, extremism. Silk Route websites shows the following message:

“The alleged operator of the black market website Silk Road 2.0 has been arrested and the website shut down. The man arrested and charged is “Blake Benthall”, he was apprehended in San Francisco USA on Wednesday the 5th of November 2014.”

Massive raid shut down more than 400 dark net websites

Troels Oerting, head of Europol’s European cybercrime center stated:

“Today we have demonstrated that, together, we are able to efficiently remove vital criminal infrastructures that are supporting serious organized crime, and we are not ‘just’ removing these services from the open internet; this time we have also hit services on the dark net using Tor where, for a long time, criminals have considered themselves beyond reach.”

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