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Are you the target of a Dark Web investigation?

| Oct 22, 2020 | Criminal Defense

Brisk illegal activity involving the buying and selling of goods and services occurs around the clock on the Dark Web.

If you are aware of the Justice Department’s interest in information sharing relative to the purchase of illegal drugs and you believe you are the target of the investigation, what should you do now?

About the Dark Web

The Surface Web is the destination for most people who go online. They use well-known search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing to find almost anything they want. The Deep Web provides information the Surface Web is unable to find. Internet users might initiate a direct search on a website such as a library or a government database. On the other hand, the Dark Web is a Deep Web subsection that internet visitors cannot reach with their standard web browsers. It permits illegal purchases as well as the distribution of harmful information, activities that are difficult for law enforcement to trace—but not impossible.

A successful seizure

In September 2020, the Justice Department announced a seizure of online drugs that was the largest in the history of the Dark Web. The takedown was an international collaboration that resulted in the capture of 274 kilograms of drugs plus $6.5 million in cash and virtual currencies. Because of the global threat, international law enforcement partners are necessary for thwarting this kind of cyberspace crime.

Your defense strategy

Many internet crime investigations, especially those involving the Dark Web, play out slowly since they are usually complex. Your best course of action is to seek professional assistance as soon as you sense an investigation is underway. It is best to be on the offensive. The sooner you act, the sooner the information you provide can help build a strong defense strategy.