Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigators have raided several properties in Brisbane and the Gold Coast in relation to the shutdown of the world’s largest illegal dark web marketplace, DarkMarket.
- AFP officers seized a laptop, mobiles, thumb drives and hard drives in the latest raids
- DarkMarket had nearly 500,000 users and nearly 2,400 vendors
- Information from German authorities prompted the Queensland raids
The site was shut down after a 34-year-old Australian man was arrested by German police last week near the German border with Denmark.
He is accused of being the administrator of DarkMarket, which was selling drugs, counterfeit cash, stolen credit card data, anonymous SIM cards and malware.
Before being taken down, the…