Dark Net – Uses, Threats and Way Forward

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc, some Israel-based researchers have found that an online market of fake vaccine and test certificates with over 1,200 vendors in the UK and worldwide is running on the dark web and instant messaging platforms. The researchers noted that at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, darknet produced the masks, the protective equipment, and later drugs were also on sale. Similarly, as drug procurement and sale has become difficult during the pandemic, many smugglers are taking help from the dark web. The Mumbai police and NCB recently noticed that the dark web has turned out to be one of the prime methods for ordering and supplying drugs. This brings to notice, the issue of the dark web, how is it misused and how its misuse can be managed?

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