The Federal Bureau of Investigation seized the index of obscure websites and the Deep Dot Web news site, according to a warning notice posted on the site. The dark website of the site has also been removed and replaced with a similar notice.
The agency, according to the notice, seized the website with a court order, working with computer crime investigators and European police. According to Israeli local media, two people in Israel were arrested in connection with the bust and, according to reports, authorities have also arrested people in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil. The Times of Israel reports that people are accused of taking commissions to send visitors to businesses that offer illegal products.
Deep Dot Web provided links to the markets of obscure websites, as well as news on the subject, an activity that, by itself, does not violate US law. UU The demolition is only the most recent FBI action related to the dark web. Last week, Europol authorities arrested suspects believed to be behind the Wall Street market, described as the second largest dark web market.
A Justice Department spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the demolition.