The FBI has published a “primer” on Darknet Marketplaces (DNM) after disrupting the infrastructure of a market with an operation called Hyperion. U.S. law enforcement agencies said they have wrapped up a “successful” international operation, teaching them a lot about underground online market behavior.
On November 1 a task force made up of international law enforcement and the FBI revealed it was targeting DNMs. The FBI said the idea was conceived by a group called Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group (FELEG). The coordinated coalition consisted of authorities from the U.K., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.S.
The FBI says FELEG has an array of working groups and one of them is called the Cyber Crime Working Group. The Cyber Crime team provides intelligence on sophisticated perpetrators and DNMs. After detailing what FELEG and the Cyber