Criminals are increasingly utilizing the Dark Web to conduct their illicit activities ranging from narcotic trafficking, contract murders and weapons smuggling to fraudulent scams, various child crimes, and contract hackers.
Law Enforcement Investigators should have a basic understanding of the different types of the web to include the surface web, deep web, and the dark web. This course will include detailed information on popular “Market Places” where most criminal activity occurs.
Class participants will learn various ways to access the dark web with an emphasis on operational security. Cryptocurrency is utilized as a method of payment on the dark web. Bitcoin, Monero, and Zcash are preferred payment types on many marketplaces. Class participants will learn the fundamentals of cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrency wallets. Following the cryptocurrency trail and the utilization of “De-Anonymization” can help law enforcement officials positively identify targets of their investigations. Various Tracking techniques will be presented to demonstrate methods to identify criminals using crypto currency on the dark web.
Live demonstrations on various marketplaces will be provided. The participants will have the opportunity to establish covert dark web accounts and crypto currency wallets. The participants will be provided crypto currency and will conduct controlled transactions from covert law enforcement vendors on the dark web. The participants will then utilize information presented in the course to follow the crypto currency addresses to positively identify the targets.
Cost: There is no cost for this training!
•Visit the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center’s website at nctc.counterdrug.org
•Find the training that you would like to register for under "Upcoming Training" and select “Register”
•Log into your NCTC account (an NCTC account is required for training)
•Accept the Terms and Conditions
•Click on “Register”
If you have questions, please contact NCTC at 717-861-2070