Beyond private conversations, which are not legally accessible without warrants if at all, there are hidden data sources that live on what is called the Dark Web. The Dark Web is an unconnected collection of private spaces online where communication, sharing, and transactions can often occur in plain sight. It has been corrupted though, and security professionals and law enforcement are taking great interest in this type of activity.
What was once the domain of highly specialized teams even half a decade ago, the collection and utilization of OSINT data as a function of security is now becoming a critical component of overall threat intelligence for both corporate and cybersecurity teams. With this rise in priority has come the expansion of teams and an influx of new OSINT practitioners.
The Call to Action in recent months has been to scrub the Internet of this type of dialogue but ultimately we are in the dawn of a new era of crime, one where all criminal activity in the real world has its online counterpart. The real problem is bigger and more frightening than just a single website.
Understand the risks that Dark Web marketplaces create, and how they endanger public safety and corporate security.
Understanding people and events, collecting data and evidence, and formulating perspectives on events – investigation requires a considerable amount of…
It is safe to say Internet crime continues to thrive with almost 352,000 complaints to the FBI last year and losses totaling more than $2.7 billion.
Intelligence gathering on the Deep and Dark Web provides authorities with data and insights to better identify extremist activity happening within communities. While it is not always possible to differentiate real threats from noise, technology providers like Media Sonar are working hard to make that possible.
Designer drugs can be developed and distributed, often before law enforcement is even aware of its existence, thanks to Dark Web marketplaces. The Internet is driving innovation among designer drug manufacturers and the rate of growth in the number of substances is increasing.