By Urszula McCormack and Jack Nelson King & Wood Mallesons’ Hong Kong office.

Recently, two major online marketplaces dealing in drugs, stolen goods and weapons were shut down through the combined efforts of international law enforcement agencies.

This article describes what happened, and how such “dark net marketplaces” operate. It highlights how law enforcement agencies are working together (and getting creative) to tackle internet-based crime. We also flag the key issues that you should be thinking about in order to prevent your business networks from inadvertently participating in these marketplaces.
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