Darknet criminals made $13 million on selling fake Russian roubles

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”Russian police have exposed an organized criminal group that got over $13 million for fake money through darknet.“][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_heading title=”The investigation Comittee stopped the stream of fake roubles via Darknet” size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”Darknet is being more and more widely discussed on the Internet since it has become a favorite platform for illegal actions. This time the Investigative Comittee of Russia left no chance for the criminals. “][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”Several dozens of people took part in the special operation, says “Kommersant” – Russian business daily.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”Referring to the sources in the Ministry of the Interior that is headed by Police Servise, the newspaper wrote that the operation was performed in Nizhniy Novgorod.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”It is reported that the criminals used Darknet Hydra trading platform to communicate with buyers accepting payments only in digital currencies. “][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”The police had been conducting an investigation of this group since 2019 and they noticed the growth of usage of high-quality fake money.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”The criminal group’s activity was based on secrecy, and its member communicated through Hydra – the biggest Russian darknet network. Hydra is available only via Tor browser and hides the IP addresses of its users.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”They knew each other only by nicknames on the Internet. This made it tough for police to trace the members of the criminal group.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”Once buyer had made a payment in crypto, the money printers sent fake notes to the Moscow transport company.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”When the accomplices in Moscow received the fake money they put it in stashes in the local park.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”They sent the stashes’ locations to clients who came and took the notes.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”The criminals sold fake roubles for a percent from nominal value. The police report that the operation has lasted for almost a year. During this time they have made over 3000 Hydra transactions and printed about 1 billion roubles ($13.2 million).”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”The law enforcement has already arrested the three leaders of the group – Oleg Efimov, Andrey Skvortsov, Ivan Afyorov.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”At the time of arrest the police also confiscated two sets of printed equipment, banknotes layouts, laminating machine, laptops, thread for attaching the logos.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”The detainees pleaded guilty to the charges, as Ministry of Internal Affairs state. The police also arrested other accomplices including 25 year old woman from Moscow who created and maintained a trading platform on the Darknet.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_heading title=”Famous platform and its background” size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”834″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”Hydra has its own crypto story. The Russian trading platform is one of the biggest illegal platforms of its kind that is now available on the Darknet.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”According to the report, the platform was launched on 2015, and has over 2,5 million users. It enables suppliers to create individual online shops for selling their product.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”The main method of payment that facilitates trade on Hydra is Bitcoin.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”In December 2019 the platform started to sell tokens to attract $146 million for extend business. Each token known as “][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”Eternos was worth $100 and provided investors the opportunity to get benefit on the Darknet market. Hydra announced that it aims to create a global Darknet market with an integrated messaging service, digital currency exchange, anonymous web browser and much more.”][/vc_column][/vc_row]