Stories related to the darknet have been hashed and rehashed an infinite amount of times. Criminals use these marketplaces to buy and sell items and information. But one thing very rarely mentioned is how the deep web affects industrial espionage. Norwegian trade secrets are a valuable commodity on the deep web these days, to great dismay of Norwegian companies.
Scouring The Deep Web For Norwegian Trade Secrets
Ludwig Sandell, Dignato AS general manager, expressed his concern over how the darknet is a place where sensitive industrial trade secrets can be exchanged without repercussions. To be more precise, he feels there are multiple local companies affected by espionage, which could significantly hurt their business if these details fall into the wrong hands.
It has to be said, given the increasing number of data breaches, finding trade secrets on the deep web is anything but a surprise. Valuable information is often handled by third party service providers, who may not take security as seriously as they should. Moreover, the lawlessness of deep web marketplaces is only attributing to the problems.
For example, industrial trade secrets of a Norwegian wind power project run by Statoil