The Spanish users of the Dark Web have increased around 50% since the start of this state of alarmaccording to has declared today the commissioner chief of the National Police, José García Molina, in a press conference held after the meeting of the Technical Committee of Management of the Coronavirus.
Garcia Molina figure by 33,000 the number of spaniards who rely daily with this kind of websites, which qualifies for “refuge for the activity delitiva”. And accurate
“our units of cybercrime are working to the maximum to locate the individuals involved in possible activities of a criminal nature, as well as possible attack tools that could be used”.
Remember that Dictionary.com defines the Dark Web as “the portion of the Internet that is intentionally hidden from search engines, use IP addresses masked and is accessible with just a web browser special.”
Health products illegal and vaccines fraudulent
But, do necessarily vary the criminal activities because of the coronavirus? and what kind of activities would be that they would be disembarking in the Dark Web?
According to the report “Pandemic profiteering: how criminals exploit the COVID-19 crisis” (PDF), published a few days ago Europol, the forced confinement that live in several european countries is leading to a “great demand for certain goods, protective equipment, and pharmaceutical products” (which, in addition, it would be higher)…
…but also the decrease in the supply of certain illegal goods” whose activities would be moving to the Network to circumvent “the limitations of public life”.
In addition, the 12,000 domains linked to the sales of medicines fraudulent against the coronavirus that the National Police discovered last week, would have amounted to 130,000for the most part acquired at the same time, and from systems that mask the IP address of the buyer.
And in addition, cyber-attacks
But the illicit sale of medical supplies and drug trafficking are not the only criminal activities that are of concern to those responsible for pursuing cyber crime: the cyber attacks also appear referred to in the report of the Europol. Certainly, as we have experienced in these days the fear of possible cyber attacks from ransomware against hospitalsbut according to the organisation for european law enforcement,
“the possibility of a cyber attack of large scale, with serious implications in the real world and is able to paralyze a sector or society as a whole-it is no longer unthinkable”
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