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It's not only the dark web: Distributed surface web marketplaces

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  • UserConstantinos Patsakis, University of Piraeus
  • ClockTuesday 20 July 2021, 14:00-15:00
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Currently, there are various monetisation methods for cybercriminals who have access to plenty of money laundering schemes enabling the creation of a huge, underground worldwide economy. A clear indicator of these activities is online marketplaces which allow cybercriminals to trade their stolen assets, offer their services, and sell illegal goods. While traditionally these marketplaces are available through the dark web, several of them have emerged in the surface web. In this work, we perform a longitudinal analysis of a surface web marketplace. The information was collected through targeted web scrapping that allowed us to identify hundreds of merchants’ profiles for the most widely used surface web marketplaces. In this regard, we discuss the products traded in these markets, their prices, their availability, and the exchange currency. This analysis is performed in an automated way through a machine learning-based pipeline, allowing us to quickly and accurately extract the needed information.

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This talk is part of the Computer Laboratory Security Seminar series.

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