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Availability of COVID-19 related products on Tor darknet markets

Tor darknet markets are frequently used as a litmus test of illicit drug and malware trends, as well as criminal novelty and entrepreneurship more generally. Crime follows opportunity and the COVID-19 pandemic offers profiteering arising from shortages and fear.
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Phishing risks in a university student community

As individuals become increasingly connected to the virtual world, the avenues for exploitation by cybercriminals also increase. This study explores the influence of scam type, cybercrime awareness, gender, IT competence and perceived internet safety on susceptibility to email scams.
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Fentanyl availability on darknet markets

The convergence of anonymous online illicit darknet markets (or cryptomarkets) and cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, has created an efficient retail platform for illicit markets, including potent new synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.
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How much fentanyl is available on the darknet?

This bulletin provides a snapshot of the sale and distribution of fentanyl and its analogues across several popular illicit darknet markets. Data collected daily from six darknet markets between 2 January and 23 February 2019 reveal the amount, types and physical forms of fentanyl available.
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Where have all the young offenders gone? Examining changes in offending between two NSW birth cohorts

New South Wales, like Australia overall, has experienced a large decline in crime since 2000, yet little is known about its causes. This study explored this decline through a developmental criminology lens by examining two birth cohorts involving all those born in New South Wales...