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A Queryable Platform for Online Crime Repositories

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Technical Report,01 May 2017,30 Nov 2019

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Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh United States

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University at the behest of the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate. The project led to availing to other researchers data from 12 dark web marketplaces, corresponding to over 22,288 vendors, 348,400 items, and 5,826,115 transactions. The data was availed through 1 a publicly available website for anonymized data, and 2 a set of databases provisioned through the IMPACT portal for anonymized and de-anonymized data. The IMPACT portal served 49 distinct requests for data from 28 institutions academic, industry, government over six countries US, Japan, Singapore, Netherlands, UK, and Australia. In addition, our research yielded four peer-reviewed publications PETS 2018, USENIX Security 2018, KDD 2019, Financial Cryptography 2020. Last, our data contributed to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction EMCDDA 2017 report on Drugs and the Darknet and served as the basis of the PIs testimony before the US Congress in March 2018.

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  • Information Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

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