The High Tech Crime Unit of the Dutch National Police, in cooperation with Europol and the FBI, has just validated one the key insights of darknet policing research: infiltrating darknet market places is more effective than taking them down. This insight was one of the key messages developed by TNO and TU Delft researchers Pieter Hartel and Rolf van Wegberg for a darknet policing training. Given that the technology used by darknet market places is getting more and more advanced, this collaboration will go to the next level. Many challenges are left to disrupt the full cybercrime ecosystem. Our research therefore, will focus on those challenges.

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