UK Fears the Sale of Fake Documents on Dark Net Could Aid Terror in the Country

The UK’s fight on terror just got a little bit harder with what the University of East London found during an investigation. Forged documents like passports, driver’s licenses, and utility bills were found for sale on dark net. Researchers believe this will make it easier for terrorists to enter the country. The University’s study revealed how easy it is to get these documents.

The UK Security Services announced that they will be recruiting hundreds more staff to deal with the increasing threat that comes with the advancement of digital technology.

The report is called Mining the Dark Web: Drugs and Fake ID’s; by Dr. Andres Baravalle, Dr. Sin Lee Wee, and Mr. Mauro Sanchez Lopez. This report precedes the Europol’s published report; Changes in modus operandi of Islamic State terrorist attacks, which highlighted the increase of digital resources the IS.

“There is evidence of a level of technical knowledge available to religiously inspired terrorist groups, allowing them to make their use of the internet and social media invisible to intelligence and law enforcement agencies,” the Europol’s report reads.

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