Europol and Finnish Police Team Up to Take Down Dark Web Marketplace Piilopuoti

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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?

Piilopuoti takedown message on Piilopuoti website.

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.

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Reza Rafati

Reza Rafati, based in the Netherlands, is the founder of An industry professional providing insightful commentary on infosec, cybercrime, cyberwar, and threat intelligence, Reza dedicates his work to bolster digital defenses and promote cyber awareness.

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