Law enforcement launches worldwide Dark Net crack down

A coordinated, worldwide crack down on the sale if illegal products on the Dark Net took place last week with law enforcement officials from more than a dozen countries taking part.

Dubbed Operation Hyperion, the action resulted in a number of leads being generated in cases related to the buying and selling of a wide variety of illegal substances, ranging from drugs and payment card data to murder for hire and money laundering.

While no arrests were generated, the action is considered a first step in battling Dark Net crime and the  information gathered “will also help law enforcement agencies continue to combat the trafficking of illicit goods and services on the Darknet through the identification of new smuggling networks and trends,” wrote U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement in a statement.

Hyperion was spearheaded by U.S. law agencies with participation of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and many Europol members.

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