Buyers and sellers alike use this system to not get caught.
Professor David Maimon describes how his team investigated criminal enterprises on the dark web.
Check fraud is one of history’s oldest financial crimes and criminals are finding new ways to use it to steal billions from banks.
Cyber bank fraud is on the rise. Here are some important ways to protect yourself.
Most wildlife is trafficked openly, while dark web markets sell animals, plants and fungi as drugs. But this could change if there’s a clampdown on open trade.
Online child sexual abuse has been described as one of the most urgent and defining issues we face. Tackling it at the root is imperative.
Tor Market is now the longest-running English-language market for illegal drugs on the dark web. But its success and profile may contain the seeds of its own downfall.
If you’ve been affected by the Optus data breach, the danger is far from over – no matter what the purported hacker is claiming.
One study found 80% of darknet traffic on Tor went to sites hosting unmoderated porn and child sex abuse material.
A thriving black market for stolen personal data makes millions of people vulnerable to spies, spammers, scammers and hackers.
Deplatformed groups can all too easily flock to alternative platforms to coordinate.
Sophisticated fake social media personas created by North Korean hackers offered to collaborate with cybersecurity researchers. Several US researchers fell for it.
The global pandemic has fueled illicit online sales of COVID-19 commodities, some of which are dangerous or illegal. Researchers are assessing the size and reach of this underground market.
These online spaces are more regulated than many media reports would have you believe. And the vast majority of dark web traders are steering clear of exploiting the pandemic.
The US, Russia and China haven’t backed the NZ-led Christchurch Call to crackdown on online extremism. Without them, and key non-western media, the initiative is unlikely to make enough difference.
The illicit drug trade is thriving on the dark web because it’s seen as safer and more profitable than street dealing, according to encrypted interviews with people who sell drugs online.
Language analysis may help police catch offenders.
Iran has long recognised the benefits of using cryptocurrencies to counter US sanctions.
Globally, Muslims have been by far the most victimised group by terrorism in the post-9/11 era.
Buyers think you can tell the purity of a substance by looking at on an app – evidence shows they’re mistaken.