Watch: Alleged Hydra Market Admin Getting Busted in Budapest

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Posted by: DeepDotWeb

November 11, 2014

According to a report by 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 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

Updated: 2014-11-11