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Watch: *Alleged* Hydra Market Admin Getting Busted in Budapest

According to a report by index.hu citing a statement from the Hungarian police,  a 26 year old man who is the alleged operator of Hydra marketplace who got seized during operation Onymous – was arrested by TEK [local Hungarian SWAT], interrogated and later released (The released part is somewhat unclear yet) in Budapest, Hungary.

The police claims, that he was the admin of Hydra marketplace, since march 2014 and that he collected 5% commission from the site sales. This is the video of the bust itself::

Special thanks to Laza Balint, the journalist who wrote the article for index.hu for translating the key points for us & to Reddit user 5730546a for giving us a TL;DR of the article.

Hydra Marketplace was one of the 27 onion sites / marketplaces that were taken down and seized during operation Onymous:

  1. Alpaca
  2. Black Market
  3. Blue Sky
  4. Bungee 54
  5. CannabisUK
  6. Cloud Nine
  7. Dedope
  8. Fake Real Plastic
  9. FakeID
  10. Farmer1
  11. Fast Cash!
  12. Flugsvamp
  13. Golden Nugget
  14. Hydra
  15. Pablo Escobar Drugstore
  16. Pandora
  17. Pay Pal Center
  18. Real Cards
  19. Silk Road 2.0
  20. Smokeables
  21. Sol’s Unified USD Counterfeit’s
  22. Super Note Counter
  23. Tor Bazaar
  24. Topix
  25. The Green Machine
  26. The Hidden Market
  27. Zero Squad

During the operation there were:

  • 17 arrests
  • 13 search warrants issued
  • 414 hidden sites seized (27 sites total)
  • Hardware and digital media seized
  • Bitcoins worth approximately USD 1 000 000 and EUR 180 000 in cash, drugs, gold and silver seized

Countries involved in the operation, codenamed ‘Onymous’, include Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA.

Read all our other articles regarding Operation Onymous Here


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  1. TheOreganoRouter.onion.it

    I would rather see the child porn hidden service sites being taken down.

  2. Franz Mittelphucher

    Its a known fact that law enforcement from city all the way up to federal government are producers and distributors of CP. Much like they are with drugs. They are just getting rid of their competition.

  3. A gun pointed at the defendants butt… maybe LE is heavily invested in buttcoin. You hafta protect your investments.

  4. There are people “out there” that truly believe in a currency that is not subject to central banks ie BTC. Unfortunately criminal elements like this douche-bag deluxe drug pusher have runed any chance ie BTC becoming mainstream.

  5. If they continue like this, there will be nothing left than disgusting CP on the Deep Web.. Why dont bust 27 CP-sites? Maybe because there is more money on the drug sites and places where there is much money without any profit for the government are a thorn in the eyes of our praised politicians and their servants (LE), more than some CP-Boards, where they maybe would find their own IP-addresses.. Maybe they are frustrated when think about all the money on the sites, that would be better off on their own bank accounts, so that they could spend more money on CP and Cocaine..

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