The FBI has recently seized a dark web site and marketplace, Deep Dot Web, and has arrested several suspects thought to have connections to the site’s marketplace. The agency posted their notice on the website, revealing their warrant for the domain seizure.
Authorities arrested two individuals in Israel as well as others in France, Germany, and the Netherlands. The administrator of the site was taken into custody in Brazil. Those arrested in Israel were accused of helping facilitate weapon purchases and drug distributions via Deepdotweb dark site referrals as reported by The Times of Israel.
Admins of the website made millions from referring other users to purchasing illegal items on other sites.
This website take down comes after the Wall Street Market – another large scale dark web marketplace – was shut down by authorities in the U.S. and Germany. The marketplace was said to harbor illegal drugs and weapons as well as stolen user credentials.