Data Capture and Analysis Over Darknet Markets
Advisor: Dr. Yubao Wu
Darknet markets are online black markets that facilitate illegal trade in drugs, firearms, counterfeit currency, fake IDs, credit cards, forged documents, etc. These transactions mainly use cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. Darknet markets do not offer much protection to vendors and customers, leading to an escalation in dark market hacks.
The main idea of this project is to collect data about darknet market vendors and try to interrupt their activities. The data collected is used to analyze the effect of these illegal activities on real-world events.
The first part of this project involves retrieving data from different darknet markets by scraping data from web pages and saving it in a database. The second part involves parsing the scraped content and using it to answer questions such as the following:
Dr. Yubao Wu (chair)
Dr. Marie Lavinia Ouellet
Thursday, April 15 at 2:00pm to 2:30pmVirtual Event