The United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) published its annual report on Thursday andplaced special emphasis on curbing the illicit trade on the Dark Web.
According to the Global Drug Survey report for 2016, drug users are increasingly turning to dark web marketplaces.
The UN’s report concedes:
“Law enforcement and the criminal justice system in many countries are still not in a position to deal effectively with the anonymous online marketplace known as the ‘dark net’.”
The issues is further exacerbated as users, both buyers and sellers are typically obfuscating their locations by using the TOR network. Although not a completely anonymizing solution, it does prove to be an additional hindrance for many unprepared law enforcement agencies throughout the globe. Even when particular users seem to be given them a helping hand from time to time.
Original Source: Security Affairs
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