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Weapons, drugs and stolen identities are readily available on the dark web, a . To investigate where guns, darknet market list ammunition and guides to their use come from, the UK’s University of Manchester and think tank Rand Europe — or cryptomarkets — and found 811 listings relevant to the study, published Wednesday.
“The dark market 2023 web is both an enabler for the trade of illegal weapons already on the black darknet market and a potential source of diversion for weapons legally owned”, said Giacomo Persi Paoli, the report’s lead author. “The ability for criminals and terrorists, as well as vulnerable or fixated individuals, to make virtually anonymous purchases is perhaps the most dangerous aspect.”
On Thursday, US and European law enforcement agencies the , two of the three largest dark web markets.