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Police ran 2nd dark web marketplace as sting to spot drug deals

This time, Dutch police have upped the ante by craftily tracking dark net users, and that’s expected to yield future arrests.

They began running the Hansa site on June 20, impersonating its administrators, collecting usernames and passwords, logging data on thousands of drug sales and informing local police in nations where shipments would be arriving. Dutch cybercrime prosecutor Martijn Egberts said Dutch police had scooped up some 10,000 addresses for Hansa buyers outside Holland. Running the site was a challenge, Egberts said, with police forced to mediate frequent disputes between buyers and sellers. “It turned out to be a lot of work!” he said. “The biggest effort for us was to get the site going on a way that nobody noticed it was us.”

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