Germany closes one of the largest illegal electronic markets in the world
20:59 - 04/05/2019
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German police closed one of the world's largest illegal electronic markets, known as the "Dark Internet", and arrested three men.
According to The Guardian, German police announced on Saturday (May 3rd) the closure of the market, according to a statement.
The closed market, known as the "Wall Street Market", provides cocaine, heroin, cannabis and amphetamine trading services, as well as stolen data, forged documents and malware.
Three men suspected of running the site were arrested, while a fourth Brazilian was arrested in Brazil, which the prosecutor said served as an online intermediary.
WSM was founded in 2016 but has grown over the past three years to become the largest dark internet site after the 2015 and 2015 AlphaBay and Hansa shutting down.
The website provides an interface in six languages, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. End 25 n