AlphaBay Market has been witnessing major server interruptions that have led some people to question whether it’s actually shutting down, one user said that he placed $60 into the marketplace before it developed problems and is hoping they aren’t trying an exit scam.
He was not alone in expressing this concern; others too reiterated the same message.
A user commented that he hoped AlphaBay Market was just doing basic maintenance, in order to rectify a problem where pages were not loading properly, and the buy button was faulty.
Others disclosed that they were caught by surprise, with the downtime causing major inconveniences for them. The site was working fine for these people just a few minutes before it went down.
Another user had purchased items from AlphaBay Market for the first time after a full month absence but is now worried that his order may not reach him considering what’s happening with the server.
He even wonders whether or not the package was dispatched to him by the seller in the first place.
Those who tried to log in after AlphaBay Market went down were unsuccessful, no matter how many times they attempted to do so.
Even after typing in password and captcha information correctly, it still kept reading “authentication failed” and there was nothing anyone could do.
A couple of users also raised concern that their accounts might have been phished, as the signs were similar to those of phishing attacks.
Further saying, unless a fake alternate URL had been used during login then there was no other reason why this issue persists.
This group of disgruntled persons is adamant that the downtime isn’t caused by server issues, taking into account that there are those who were able to create new accounts and log in successfully during this period. Such individuals complain that they can only hope for the worst since nothing else seems to make sense now.
Despite all these developments, there’s still no reliable way of communicating with the moderators, who largely remain uncommitted to giving solid reasons on what is really happening.
For the lucky few still able to log in, AlphaBay Market is slow and only loads certain parts of listings, not showing any postage drop down menu like it used to in the past.
Transferring coins to the site is also becoming a risky business, no one is guaranteed of next day delivery. Probably, the previous website code was altered, and they are now working on fixing this issue.
It could also be that AB is targeting certain individuals for their own ulterior motives, considering that some accounts can log in without any hindrances while others are refused access no matter how many times they attempt logging in.
Though most users remain skeptical as to AB’s real intention on going offline, still there are those who are optimistic that things would soon be fine.
The proponents are urging people to be patient since AlphaBay Market has proven to be reliable in the past, and it is in business for the long run.