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Submission + - Dark Web Shops Are Leaking IPs Left and Right (bleepingcomputer.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The takedown of three major Dark Web markets (AlphaBay, Hansa Market, and RAMP) by law enforcement officials over the summer has driven many vendors of illegal products to set up their own shops that, in many cases, are not properly configured and are leaking the underlying server's IP address. People with no technical skills that previously relied on point-and-click account setup tools are now installing their own servers and websites and the results are the ones you expect.

In the past two months, a Japanese security researcher has been hunting Dark Web shops that leak IP details and reporting them to authorities. For example, the researcher tracked down a cannabis shop to a Dutch IP, a multi-drug store to an Ukrainian IP, a hacking forum to a Moldovan IP, and a performance enhancing drug store to another Ukrainian IP.

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