By Ishaan Bhattacharya
Welcome back to the Giannini Politics Update. Today’s topic of discussion is the recent seizure of the Deep Dot Web by the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI).
The FBI detained several individuals suspected of involvement in the facilitation of the Deep Dot Web, a website capable of expediting access to dark web sites and marketplaces. That report stated that the website “facilitated the purchase of weapons, drugs and other contraband” including stolen credit card information. The website’s seizure was the fifth major darknet bust in six weeks, and was perhaps the preeminent bust of them all. The Deep Dot Web was believed to have made over 8,000 Bitcoin (equivalent to $63,947,120). “This site has been seized,” reads a notice on the site’s homepage at press time. The site is inaccessible beyond this notice, due to the FBI’s bust.
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