Experts: How law enforcement shone a light on darknets

Law enforcement agencies across the world are lauding their recent raids on the fortress-like Tor network as a breakthrough in tackling so-called ‘darknets.’ With the hidden web still cloaked in secrecy, however, there are multiple theories about how the authorities broke into the super-secure Tor network.


Last week a top Europol official said that 17 people had been arrested in an international crackdown on underground Tor-based websites selling illegal drugs. Raids were coordinated in more than a dozen countries, including the U.S., where the FBI announced the arrest of a man accused of running the Silk Road 2.0 online drug bazaar.