How the FBI relies on dark web intel firms as frontline investigators
The companies operate in a hazardous legal environment where they must constantly balance operational risks and client interests while maintaining law enforcement's trust.
How a New York Times journalist exposed an IP address and tipped off a major investigation
Journalists sometimes need to work under a veil of anonymity, and in the 21st century, that often means visiting websites without anyone knowing that a major investigation is underway. It's not always easy.
International dark web FBI sting launched 'to send a message'
A new global police operation against dark web marketplace users identified thousands of individuals last month, signaling unprecedented international cooperation between dozens of major law enforcement agencies across three continents. The operation was designed to spotlight law enforcement’s long arm extending into the digital underground.