Here to comments on the news of German Drug Bust is the security expert Ken Westin, senior security analyst for Tripwire.
Ken Westin, senior security analyst, Tripwire (www.tripwire.com):
This goes to show that even using hidden services and Tor via dark-web to anonymize illegal or other activities, there are still ways of tracking your down, either through high tech methods, or more traditional investigative techniques. Given the volume of the haul, it is evident that traditional forms of crime are moving online to increase their distribution, just as traditional legitimate businesses have moved online for the same purpose. Unlike purely digital crimes such as the purchase of stolen data like credit cards and personal information, dealing drugs online is a little messier given the fact you are dealing with the delivery of physical goods, where items are shipped from seller to buyer, giving law enforcement more opportunity to track and implant themselves in the supply chain.
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