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German police takes down Kingdom Market cybercrime marketplace
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German police takes down Kingdom Market cybercrime marketplace

The German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) and the Frankfurt online crime fighting unit (ZIT) have declared the takedown of Kingdom Market, a dark web marketplace selling drugs, tools for cybercrime, and phony identification documents. Authorities from Switzerland, Moldova, the US, and Ukraine were also involved in the law enforcement operation, and one of the administrators was taken into custody in the US. Operating on the dark web since March 2021, Kingdom Market was an English-speaking marketplace with global reach. Platform users made payments with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, and Zcash for the sale of drugs, malware, cybercrime services, stolen personal information, and falsified documents. A press release from BKA stated that out of the 42,000 item...