It’s great to see a victory for the ‘goodies’ in the fight against cyber crime and another part of the ransomware ecosystem crumble. Such a seizure would have taken an incredible amount of effort and wins like this should be celebrated.
International operations which involve multiple law enforcement agencies and nations require an exceptional level of dedication and collaboration – seizing and pulling apart such infrastructure is no small feat.
This is not the first nefarious dark web site shutdown this year, with Genesis Market being seized in April and PIILOPUOTI in September. Shutdowns like these demonstrate the power of international cooperation and that cyber crime does not go unpunished. A message has been sent to all criminals operating with cyber enablement that actions have consequences, and they should watch their back.