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Strike against criminal trading platforms on the Internet

2024-02-29T21:54:21.323Z

Highlights: Strike against criminal trading platforms on the Internet. Investigators took action against the operators of the “Crimemarket’ platform on Thursday evening. Criminal services as well as detailed instructions on serious crimes or drugs are available on the platform. An investigative commission at the Düsseldorf Police Headquarters has been collecting evidence of crimes involving the criminal platform for years. The access was preceded by intensive investigations led by the cybercrime central and contact point in North Rhine-Westphalia.



As of: February 29, 2024, 10:40 p.m

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After lengthy investigations, investigators uncovered an illegal trading platform in the digital underground.

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According to their own statements, the police have succeeded in an important blow against the largest German-speaking criminal trading platform on the Internet.

Investigators took action against the operators of the “Crimemarket” platform on Thursday evening in a concerted operation throughout Germany and abroad, as the police in Düsseldorf announced.

Criminal services as well as detailed instructions on serious crimes or drugs are available on the platform.

Düsseldorf - A police spokesman in Düsseldorf initially did not want to say anything about whether there were any arrests.

The investigators in Düsseldorf want to report further details of the access on Friday afternoon.

In addition to the operators of “Crimemarket”, the investigations are also aimed at the providers and users of the platform, which is structured similarly to normal legal marketplaces on the Internet, the police said.

The access was preceded by intensive investigations led by the cybercrime central and contact point in North Rhine-Westphalia.

An investigative commission at the Düsseldorf Police Headquarters has been collecting evidence of crimes involving the criminal platform for years.

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Source: merkur

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