DeSnake: He Escaped the Dark Web’s Biggest Bust but Now He’s Back

On 23 September, Wired carried an article saying that AlphaBay’s former number 2 administrator, security specialist, and self-described co-founder, who went by the name DeSnake is said to be back, 4 years after the dark web market’s demise, He appears to be back online and has relaunched AlphaBay under his own leadership. In an extended chat interview, DeSnake told Wired how he walked away unscathed from the takedown of AlphaBay, why he has resurfaced now, and what his plans are for the resurrected, once-dominant online black market.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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