600 armed German cops storm Cyberbunker hosting biz on illegal darknet market claims

www.theregister.co.uk | 9/30/2019 | Staff
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Cops have seized the physical premises and servers of the Dutch-German ISP that once hosted The Pirate Bay – after storming the hosting biz's ex-NATO bunker hideout with 600 gunmen.

Cyberbunker, aka CB3ROB, was shut down by German police in what appears to be a military-grade operation targeting the hosting firm's Traben-Trarbach premises: a Cold War-era bunker complete with its original anti-intrusion defences.

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"Police officers succeeded in penetrating the building, a 5,000-square-metre former NATO bunker with iron doors, which goes five floors deep underground," reported broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW).

The bunker is around 96km (60 miles) west of Frankfurt.

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CB3ROB has a reasonably long history of providing hosting services to what the rest of the world might regard as the murkier ends of the internet. If German police and prosecutors are to be believed, at the time of the raid CB3ROB was hosting several darknet souks, including ones themed around the sale of "drugs, weapons, counterfeit documents and stolen data" as well as allegedly hosting "sites distributing child [sex abuse material]".

DW added: "In the raid, police seized 200 servers along with documents, cellphones and large quantities of cash."

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Thirteen people were arrested in the raid last week, made public over the weekend, with their ages ranging between 20 and 59. Police had named none of them at...
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