Dutch police seized servers at Silk Road 2.0 Research – update




The online drug marketplace Silk Road 2.0 has for some time used a server that was in the Netherlands, which makes the prosecution Friday. The Dutch police have seized servers in the Netherlands for research into the marketplace.

As part of the global operation against illegal Internet trade in drugs, under the code name Onymous, is also the Dutch police led by the National Office of the Public Prosecutor in action come . Police have servers seized after the investigation revealed that 2.0 Silk Road temporarily used a server in Netherlands. “There are servers seized at various locations in the Netherlands,” the spokesman of the OM to Tweakers says.

There are no people arrested in the Netherlands, but the OM does not rule out that this is going to happen. “The first priority was to get the infrastructure offline. Obviously, we propose an interest to those behind them, traders, get on track.” The prosecution does not quite where the servers were and whether they were private systems or servers hosting parties. Attachment is also placed on bitcoins worth converted more than 800,000 euros and 180,000 euros cash.

In addition to actions Netherlands in fifteen other European countries conducted under Onymous: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In total, according seventeen operators and vendors Europol arrested and there are more than 410 hidden services taken offline. According to Twitter user ‘Moustache’, will include for Cloud9, BlueSky, TheHub, Hydra, Onion Shop, Alpaca, Pandora. The action in Europe was led by the European Cybercrime Centre of Europol and Eurojust and the US, the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Thursday found a large-scale action takes place against the illicit trafficking of drugs through forums that were reached including through Tor. And marketplaces Including the US manage Silk Road was 2.0 in the action picked up was. The FBI had nearly a year a mole in the group administrators Silk Road 2.0, so much information could be obtained about the process.

Update, 12:35: Response of OM and information from Europol added.


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