FBI Seizes 'Dark Web' Portal, Arrests Owners For Kickbacks

Law360, Pittsburgh (May 8, 2019, 6:20 PM EDT) -- Investigators from the U.S., Israel and Brazil disrupted a portal for "dark web" marketplaces dealing in illicit drugs, guns, hacking tools and stolen identities with the takedown of DeepDotWeb and the international arrest of its two founders on money laundering charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

DeepDotWeb acted as a portal or clearinghouse for other, more obscure online markets so its users could search for illegal products, get links to sellers and learn more about how to make such purchases, said Scott Brady, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, at a press conference. Its alleged founders,...

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