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Law enforcement agencies have made criminals doubt the dark network

June 8, 2020

A new study found that users of the dark web market are gradually losing confidence due to government oppression and “current volatility” within the room.This leads to instability of darknet locations in order to establish a permanent presence.

According to the cyber security company Trend Micro on June 7th, action against the markets Dream Market, Wall Street Market, Valhalla and DeepDotweb. They have created uncertainty among users about the unstable security infrastructure that dark websites have provided.

Fears of “exit fraud”

The report describes that after March 2019 When the police closed the Darknet locations, sales activity slowed considerably.

Law enforcement agencies have made criminals doubt the dark networkLaw enforcement agencies have made criminals doubt the dark network

Users’ doubts about their anonymity in transactions, the increase in exit fraud – websites that suddenly shut down customers and steal money – and covert actions by authorities in the markets increased.

A lack of trust in the Darknet markets led to the creation of a website called DarkNet Trust, which was created to verify the provider’s reputation by searching for PGP usernames and fingerprints.

Darknet markets migrate to additional security measures

Dark web market administrators were also forced to add new security features such as wallet-free markets, multiple signatures in Bitcoin (BTC) and Monero (XMR), and policies without Javascript.

Trend Micro explains that a wallet-free market is a method in which payment is made directly between buyer and seller and the market receives a monthly commission instead of transaction fees.

The report also notes that new encrypted email services such as Sonar and Elude “appeared suddenly” when users accused Protonmail of helping the police.

As a result, there has been greater general skepticism towards users in recent months.

Cointelegraph reported on May 31 that A hacker stole and leaked the database from Daniels Hosting (DH), the largest free web hosting provider on the dark internet, which has several cryptocurrency forums and shops.