Cyberbunker trial delayed

The trial about the cyberbunker at the Trier Regional Court must pause. A supplementary lay judge had direct contact with a corona infected person, the Regional Court of Trier announced on Thursday. Therefore, the trial that was supposed to take place on Thursday has been cancelled and the one scheduled for Monday (November 9) is cancelled as well. According to the current state of affairs, the trial is to be continued on November 12.

This is one of the largest trials against cybercrime in Germany and the first of its kind in Germany in which the hoster is accused. Eight suspects are said to have operated a data center for criminal business in the Darknet for years in a former bunker in Traben-Trarbach. The prosecution accuses the defendants of aiding and abetting more than 249,000 crimes. Above all, drug deals worth millions, but also cyber attacks and counterfeit money transactions are said to have been carried out via servers in the cyber bunker.

The underground facility was excavated at the end of September 2019 in a major operation involving hundreds of police officers after five years of investigations. Four Dutchmen, three Germans and one Bulgarian have to answer for their actions in the trial, which is scheduled to run until the end of 2021.

Darknet-Inside stays on the line

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