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Finnish Customs Shuts Down Dark Web Marketplace and Seizes Content

Finnish Customs (Tulli) has shut down the Sipulimarket dark web marketplace and seized all its content. This latest hit against the dark web was carried out in close cooperation with the Polish Provincial Police Headquarters in Wroclaw (Komenda Wojewódzka Policji we Wroclawiu) and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and Eurojust. 

Drugs and other illegal commodities were sold in large quantities on Sipulimarket which had been operating on the The Onion Router (Tor) network since 2019. It was the only remaining Finnish language dark web marketplace on Tor after the Finnish Customs shut down Silkkitie (Valhalla) in spring 2019. 

Europol supported the Finnish Customs by providing operational support and technical expertise, including hosting the seizure banner. Bitdefender, an internet security company, provided assistance by advising Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). 

Read the announcement at Europol

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