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DeepDotWeb Shut Down: Administrators Suspected of Receiving Millions of Kickbacks From Illegal Dark Web Proceeds

DeepDotWeb Shut Down: Administrators Suspected of Receiving Millions of Kickbacks From Illegal Dark Web Proceeds (Threat Actors)

The two suspects, both Israeli citizens, have been charged by a US federal jury with money laundering conspiracy, relating to millions of dollars in kickbacks they received for purchases of fentanyl, heroin and other illegal goods, by individuals referred to dark web marketplaces by DeepDotWeb. The website provided users with direct access to numerous online dark web marketplaces, where vendors sold illegal drugs, firearms, malicious software and hacking tools, stolen financial information and payment cards and other illegal counterfeit goods. It is estimated that the website referred hundreds of thousands of users to dark web marketplaces. The two men are suspected of receiving kickback payments, representing a portion of the proceeds from each purchase of illegal goods made on a dark web marketplace linked to the DeepDotWeb site.

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