Warning For Dark Net Markets




Here is the reddit link https://www.reddit.com/r/DarkNetMarkets/comments/6ogj7g/hansa_and_alphabay_busted_megathread/

Secondly, we have used the captured credentials to seize vendor-accounts on other marketplaces.

from the dutch police hidden service http://politiepcvh42eav.onion/hansafaq.html

General information

DOJ press release: https://web.archive.org/web/20170721030840/https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/alphabay-largest-online-dark-market-shut-down

Transcript of the live-stream: https://recapd.com/w-861138/

Jeff’s remarks: https://web.archive.org/web/20170721010709/https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-delivers-remarks-press-conference-announcing-alphabay

You could view the livestream here https://www.justice.gov/live but it is now finished. Here the video of it https://www.justice.gov/opa/video/alphabay-largest-online-dark-market-shut-down

Europol press release: https://web.archive.org/web/20170722091820/https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/massive-blow-to-criminal-dark-web-activities-after-globally-coordinated-operation

Total seized money in cryptocurrency is apparently 8.8 million from alphabay and over 3.1 million from hansa.


Busted but apparently not taken over?

Most of the information is in the links above under “General Information”. You can view the seizure banner here http://pwoah7foa6au2pul.onion

Here how alpha02 [Alexander Cazes] got busted and discussion about it https://www.reddit.com/r/DarkNetMarkets/comments/6ogs83/how_alphabay_was_taken_down_due_to_a_simple_opsec/

Short summary: https://www.reddit.com/r/DarkNetMarkets/comments/6ogs83/how_alphabay_was_taken_down_due_to_a_simple_opsec/dkhb1t2/


Seized and taken over since June 20. Time to clean your house and make it tidy for law enforcement.

Dutch press release: https://web.archive.org/web/20170721011109/https://www.politie.nl/en/news/2017/july/20/underground-hansa-market-taken-over-and-shut-down.html

Some 10,000 foreign addresses of Hansa Market buyers were passed on to Europol. More than 500 Dutch delivery addresses were reported to couriers and postal services with the intention of stopping the deliveries.

You can view the seizure-banner here http://hansamkt3iph6sbb.onion – you really stepped up your design game law enforcement. The other hidden service mirror of hansa seems just offline.

The Dutch National Police have located Hansa Market and taken over control of this marketplace since June 20, 2017. We have modified the source code, which allowed us to capture passwords, PGP-encrypted order information, IP-Addresses, Bitcoins and other relevant information that may help law enforcement agencies worldwide to identify users of this marketplace. For more information about this operation, please consult our hidden service at http://politiepcvh42eav.onion.

This seizure was part of the Operation Bayonet, which includes the takeover of Hansa Market by the National Police of the Netherlands and the takedown of AlphaBay Market by the FBI on July 4, 2017.

Interview on the Dutch radio-station BNR with the Dutch police about this: https://www.bnr.nl/player/audio/10064595/10326740

English translation of the interview: https://www.reddit.com/r/DarkNetMarkets/comments/6oi25f/english_translation_of_dutch_interview_with_the/

Interview with another Europol guy: https://web.archive.org/web/20170722060156/https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/07/exclusive-dutch-cops-on-alphabay-refugees/

PGP auto-encryption

It is definitely compromised according to this interview. Please stick to the tips in this thread.

To dutch law enforcement: your signed message on your hidden service is shit. It proves nothing and can be re-used by anyone at their will. You only sign complete messages. Do not be on the same level as trappy.


Dream may be compromised too. The user /u/luckyduckquackposted 10 days ago that hansa was also compromised. Now he posts that dream is compromised as well. It is not certain, but be careful before running to a new market. Do not give law enforcement the triple-combo.


More information will bed edited in the post with time. But one for sure: the DNM scene is gonna be fucked for a while. You got this one law enforcement. but do not jerk off too hard reading the comments in this thread.