International Business Times: AlphaBay Shut Down: Feds Announce AlphaBay, Hansa Market Taken Offline By Law Enforcement

20 July 2017

Rick Holland, the vice president of strategy at cyber threat monitoring firm Digital Shadows, told IBT AlphaBay "had established itself as a prominent ‘go to’ platform for the trade in illegal goods" and its takedown is "a hugely positive step" as it will undermine the confidence of cyber criminals and disrupt the flow of their business.