Recent Piilopuoti marketplace developments have caught our attention, raising questions about the effectiveness of online anonymity and law enforcement’s capabilities in tackling illicit activities on the dark web.
Don’t you find it intriguing how Europol and the Finnish police, in collaboration with their German and Lithuanian counterparts, managed to take down the online marketplace Piilopuoti, which had been operating on the Tor network since May last year?
The Tor network, known for its anonymity features, conceals the IP addresses and locations of onion services, making them difficult to censor or trace back to their administrators.
However, in this particular case, law enforcement successfully seized the webserver of Piilopuoti1, even acquiring user data in the process. While the Finnish police have not disclosed further details about the operation, it’s a significant development in the fight against illegal online activities.
- https://tulli.fi/-/tulli-takavarikoi-piilopuoti-kauppapaikan-verkkopalvelimen-jalleen-merkittava-onnistuminen-anonyymissa-tor-verkossa ↩︎