In Bangkok, at the request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a 31-year-old Russian citizen, Sergei Medvedev, was arrested, suspected of organizing the Darknet markeetplace Infraud. Settlements on the site were made in the cryptocurrency, the local edition of Bangkok Post reports.
Infraud traded forged credit cards, illegal financial information, drugs, weapons and rare species of wild animals. During a search on Medvedev's accounts, FBI officers found 100,000 bitcoins. At the moment of press, 100k BTC is around $824M.
The shadow marketplace was founded in 2010 by Ukrainian citizen Svyatoslav Bondarenko, however, a large international group of hackers was involved in his activities. For seven years, it inflicted US damage on $ 530 million.
The Infraud server was closed by the US authorities on Tuesday, February 6. Previously, 32 members of the group were arrested. Another 18 people, in particular the founder of the site, Svyatoslav Bondarenko, are wanted in 15 countries.