The Cyber Underground and what you need to know about the DarkNet Marketplaces

04 November 2016 Internet, IT & e-Discovery Blog Blog
Authors: Peter Vogel

The US recently joined  Operation Hyperion to “share criminal intelligence and collaborate on operations to combat transnational crime” with the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group (FELEG), an international coalition of law enforcement agencies from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.  On November 1, 2016 the FBI issued its “A Primer on DarkNet Marketplaces (What They are and What Law Enforcement is Doing to Combat Them)” since the DarkNet:

…offers, many criminals and criminal groups gravitate toward the DarkNet, often doing business through online marketplaces set up for nefarious purposes

The FBI joined a number of other U.S. law enforcement agencies in this effort  since the:

DarkNet content is not indexed and consists of overlaying networks that use the public Internet but require unique software, configuration, or authorization to access. And this access is predominately designed to hide the identity of the user.

You more you know about the DarkNet the safe you and your company can be!

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