Authorities in Atlanta, Georgia, have filed official charges against Ronald L. Wheeler, III, a 24-year-old Illinois man known mainly for his online persona of Trappy, or Trappy_AB (Reddit username), the official spokesperson for the AlphaBay Dark Web market.
Dutch Police are aggressively going after Dark Web vendors using data they collected from the recently seized Hansa Market.
It was a series of monumental OpSec (operational security) mistakes that led to AlphaBay's demise, according to a series of documents released today by the US Department of Justice.
Today, in coordinated press releases, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Europol announced the takedown of two Dark Web marketplaces — AlphaBay and Hansa Market.
AlphaBay, an online marketplace that sold illegal products on the Dark Web, has been taken offline following raids in three countries, according to several reports.
The Internet's largest Dark Web marketplace AlphaBay announced upcoming support for Ethereum, the cryptocurrency that recently is giving Bitcoin a running for today's most popular digital currency.
AlphaBay admins announced today they've plugged a security hole that allowed an attacker to gain access to around 218,000 private user messages.
A judge in Atlanta, Georgia, has sentenced Aaron James Glende, a hacker known as IcyEagle, to four years and two months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for selling access to stolen bank accounts and others, via the AlphaBay Dark Web marketplace.
Sophos recently reported about a Trojan that installs a Monero mining program called NsCpuCNMiner32.exe on an infected computer and then spreads itself to other computers and FTP sites. Since connected Seagate Central devices have a writable Public folder, many have been compromised by this ransomware.