The recent takedown of dark web marketplace AlphaBay represented a major success for law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and around the world. AlphaBay regularly sold not only illegal drugs and firearms, but also malware tools and stolen personally identifiable information (PII), enabling a variety of cybercriminal activity.

While the takedown has undoubtedly helped stifle the abilities and reach of cybercriminals, experts caution that its effect on mitigating the overall level of cyberthreat faced by corporations and law firms alike, while significant, will likely be temporary at best.

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