A DARK web drug market has disappeared, leaving clients who have paid large sums that the owners have made off with their money.
Tor works by encrypting and directing traffic through thousands of different computers to conceal the identity of an individual and may be navigated equally to Google Chrome once it’s installed on a PC.
Since there’s no way to connect anyone to the sites, those using its services require a large risk when paying for things which might never turn up.
AlphaBay clients trade with bitcoin, a digital currency created in 2009 that has increased steadily in value since.
One bitcoin goes for about #2,000.
Panicked AlphaBay users are taken to Reddit for information about what to do and attempt to learn whether they were duped.
One stated that if it were, he’d fallen victim to a scam following bulk purchasing LSD “for a friend,” he would contemplate suicide.
One wrote: “I figured when I had been the AlphaBay admin and it was a while since the site was running, I had made millions already, you could shut down such as Agora or you simply spend the cash and run.
“We are not talking a few million we’re talking hundreds of millions.
The market has gone offline before returning several days later.
The alleged “evidence” has been contested by those who claim there are lots of massive bitcoin wallets that could belong to the market and that are still intact.
But customers may have an anxious few days to see whether it returns online in the coming days.
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