Dark web marketplace AlphaBay reportedly shut down by authorities

Dark web marketplace AlphaBay reportedly shut down by authorities

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AlphaBay, a dark web marketplace for wares in the “not exactly legal” category, went offline in early July, and many users assumed the admins decided to make away with their money. 

But a new report from The Wall Street Journal claims that AlphaBay was actually taken down in a coordinated action by the authorities in the U.S., Canada and Thailand. 

Alexandre Cazes, a Canadian citizen and allegedly one of the site’s operators, was arrested in the bust, WSJ‘s sources claim. There will be no trial for him, though, as he was found hanged in his cell in Thailand on Wednesday. Two raids related to the bust were also carried out in Canada, Montreal Gazette reportsRead more…

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