Dark Web Takedowns: The Seizures of Hydra Marketplace and RaidForums | Darknet Summary

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Welcome to Nethone's Darknet Summary! In the latest episode, we take a look at some major dark web events that occurred amidst the ongoing war in Ukraine - in April, we saw two major dark web takedowns - the seizure of the fraudster havens Hydra Darknet Marketplace and RaidForums.

Hydra Darknet Marketplace and RaidForums are no more!

We will explain how Russian users of the dark web find themselves in a situation where they must grapple with financial sanctions, but also face new opportunities, as real world events continue to affect the dark web. From COVID-19 aiding the rise of eCommerce, allowing fraudsters to action account takeovers and identity theft using social engineering attacks to dark web reactions to the use of ransomware on the Colonial Pipeline attack - real world events are always felt in the dark web...

Listen to our podcast to find out more as Intelligence Specialist Michał Barbaś explains more about the latest dark web takedowns, their effects and how fraudsters have reacted.

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