The darknet is often referred to as the go-to place to buy drugs online with Bitcoin. But internet criminals are not your average drug traffickers either. The University of East London conducted an investigation which reveals the sale of fake documents is on the rise. These documents would make it easier for criminals and even terrorists to bypass security checks.
The deep web allows anyone in the world to buy or sell any good or service. While drugs is a big “hit” on underground forums, so is malware and sensitive user information. With the number of data breaches on the rise every year, there is plenty of information changing hands for less than legitimate purposes.
Forged Documents Are The New Hot Commodity
However, it looks like there is an even bigger concern when it comes to darknet sales. Forged documents are becoming very popular as of late. With governments all over the world focusing their attention on national security, this is a worrisome development. Mainly passports, driver’s licenses, and even utility bills can be purchased on the deep web with relative ease.