The Register: Dark web souk AlphaBay outage: Users fear they've been scammed
"One user on Reddit claimed that law enforcement had raided the houses of two AlphaBay vendors, but provided no evidence to prove this had occurred," reports threat intel firm Digital Shadows. "Furthermore, some users have posted Bitcoin addresses to which large transactions had been made or withdrawn on 05 Jul 2017. These addresses were claimed as evidence the owners of AlphaBay had stolen the money deposited to the site."
"We detected no evidence to suggest a link between these Bitcoin addresses and the marketplace," Digital Shadows adds.