VICE: The World’s Biggest Online Drug Market Has Shut Down—What's Next?

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 11/4/2019

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“After so many users got stung in the Hansa honeypot operation, there is a similar sense of dread about Dream's claim to be re-opening on a new site,” says Patrick Shortis, a criminology researcher at Manchester University who is a dark net market and cryptocurrency expert. “Users are worried that either the current market or its replacement are compromised by law enforcement.”

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TitleThe World’s Biggest Online Drug Market Has Shut Down—What's Next?
Media name/outletVice
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date11/04/19
Description“After so many users got stung in the Hansa honeypot operation, there is a similar sense of dread about Dream's claim to be re-opening on a new site,” says Patrick Shortis, a criminology researcher at Manchester University who is a dark net market and cryptocurrency expert. “Users are worried that either the current market or its replacement are compromised by law enforcement.”
URLhttps://www.vice.com/en_au/article/wjmw3w/the-worlds-biggest-online-drug-market-has-shut-downwhats-next
PersonsPatrick Shortis