Russian Anonymous Marketplace

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Russian Anonymous Marketplace
Type of site
Forum based darknet market
Available inRussian
English
Launched2012
Current statusTerminated

The Russian Anonymous Marketplace or RAMP was a Russian language forum with users selling a variety of drugs on the Dark Web.

With over 14,000 members, the site uses Tor and uses some escrow features like Silk Road-like darknet markets, but otherwise many deals take place off-site using off-the-record messaging.[1] It is the longest lived darknet market, running from September 2012 to July 2017, inspired by the success of the Silk Road.[2]

The administrator who goes by the handle 'Darkside', claims the site makes around $250,000 a year and avoids law enforcement attention due to its predominant Russian user base[2] and its ban on the sale of goods and services such as hacking.[3]

From July 2017, users were unable to login due to DDOS attacks.[4] On September 19th 2017, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed the site had been terminated in July.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenberg, Andy (14 November 2014). "How a Russian Dark Web Drug Market Outlived the Silk Road (And Silk Road 2)". Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b Greenberg, Andy (4 December 2014). "An Interview With Darkside, Russia's Favorite Dark Web Drug Lord". Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  3. ^ IHS Jane's Intelligence Review (30 December 2014). "Law enforcement struggles to control darknet". Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  4. ^ Aliens, C (21 September 2017). "Russian Authorities Busted RAMP, the Oldest Darknet Market". Archived from the original on 22 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  5. ^ "МВД сообщило о ликвидации крупнейшего интернет-магазина наркотиков". TASS. 19 September 2017. Archived from the original on 22 September 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2019.