Four Dutch people have been charged with cybercrime in Germany, reports the German police. The Dutch ran a data center for criminal use from an old NATO bunker in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Among other things, the data center ran the infamous Wall Street Market, which was taken off the air in April last year. This place was one of the largest dark web marketplaces, where large numbers of drugs were traded.
The market was rolled up in September 2019 and the first arrests were made. The main suspect is currently a sixty-year-old Dutchman who bought the old bunker complex in 2013. He started a server park together with a 25- and 33-year-old Dutchman, but according to the German prosecution, he remained in charge and made all important decisions.
Later, a fifty-year-old Dutchman joined them. According to the police, he worked as a manager and divided the work among the rest of the group on a daily basis. A 52-year-old German was the accountant processed customer payments.
When the data center was detained and taken offline in September, the police found two hundred servers, data carriers and mobile phones. A "significant amount of cash" was also discovered. It is not known what punishments men hang over the head.