Black markets thrive online and flourish during pandemics and other crises.
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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 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.
The case for all things Tor.
Brett Johnson tears up when he mentions the FBI special agent who helped him quit online fraud.
Two days with former online fraudster, Brett Johnson, who once made it onto the infamous US Most Wanted list.
Australians are increasingly using darknet marketplaces to buy and sell illicit drugs.
Despite the growth in darknet drug trading in Australia, there are important reasons why it is less harmful than street drug dealing.
The darknet, like the open internet, is not immune from illegal activity. But many darknet users are there in search of 'hacker ethics' values such as privacy and free speech.
There’s a dark side to the internet.
There's a dark side of the internet, where almost anything goes, or can be bought for the right price.
In a stark contrast to the conventional drug trade, some users in online marketplaces offer full or partial refunds for drugs that are intercepted by customs.
In October 2013, US authorities shut down Silk Road, the world’s largest cryptomarket. At the time, prosecutors claimed that the closure of the so-called “eBay of illicit drugs” represented the beginning…
It may be closed, but Silk Road was not the only online avenue to illegal goods and services.
You’ll have seen the owner of notorious online marketplace Silk Road, Ross William Ulbricht, was arrested in a San Francisco public library on Wednesday, California time. But how does the administrator…