The Great Cyber Exit: Why the Number of Illicit Marketplaces Is Dwindling

2021 was a strange year for cybercrime marketplaces—those illicit venues that mimic the e-commerce experience, but for drugs, fraud guides, and other strange oddities and curiosities. While exit scams and sudden closures are ordinarily the norm, this past year was full of planned closures and announced retirements, as well as arrests and graceful shutdowns.

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February 1, 2022