Hydra, the biggest Russian language darknet Market (DNM), is growing a new head and is planning to expand into the English part of the Darknet. The threat of a rising, powerful, and experienced player should not be ignored despite the fact that the launch was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. How serious is it and what is the danger here? Let’s dive in.Darknet Markets Project Hydra

IntroductionHydra is currently the biggest Russian language darknet Market (DNM). It is also much older than any existing English language DNMs. In December 2019, the Hydra crew announced the creation of several new projects, the most important of which are Eternos and AspaNET. The former is a new DNM for…...

Case Study: Hydra—Russia’s Largest Dark Market

JUNE 28, 2021JULIO BARRAGANANALYSIS, DARK MARKETS, RANSOMWARELaunched in 2015, Hydra is the most prominent Russian darknet market and likely the largest darknet market in the world. Hydra is Russian in origin and serves the following countries: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Moldova.Hydra became the top…...

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