Operation Onymous

Law enforcement and judicial agencies around the globe undertook a joint action, coordinated by Europol's EC3, the FBI, ICE, HIS and Eurojust, against dark markets running as hidden services on the Tor network. The action aimed to stop the sale, distribution and promotion of illegal and harmful items, which were sold on online dark marketplaces.

Results: 410 hidden services taken down. 17 vendors and administrators arrested. USD 1 million worth of Bitcoins, EUR 180,000 in cash, drugs, gold and silver seized. 

Main figures

  • 410 hidden services taken down
  • 17 vendors and administrators arrested
  • 1 million uSD worth in Bitcoins
  • 180.000 eUR in cash, as well as drugs, gold and silver seized


06 November 2014
06 November 2014