The darknet market has been a source of revenue for many people over the years. However, in 2022, this revenue stream saw a sharp decline. This can be attributed to a number of factors such as increased law enforcement activity and changes in user behaviour.
In 2022, the Hydra marketplace was shut down in a major international operation. This darknet market had been operating for more than four years and was responsible for a large number of illegal activities, including drug trafficking, money laundering, and cybercrime. The bust of this criminal enterprise is a testament to the effectiveness of international law enforcement working together to fight organized crime.