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Walking Metamorphosis: ATII warns for the importance of keeping CSAM and Human Trafficking monitors trendy

Written by Carolina Christofoletti A recent Notice published by the U.S. Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) calls global attention to the fact that Covid-19 has seen a non-negligible increase in…
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Tearing the CSAM maps apart: Link-to-link routes in times of V3 Onion Services Transition

Written by Carolina Christofoletti Whilst a great part of the keyword-crawlable Dark Web is made of criminals announcing, through particular keywords, their criminal intents to others, the other part of…
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On the eyes of a crocodile: Text-based CSAM forums on the Darkweb

Written by: Carolina Christofoletti When we think about Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) related forums, it is a common belief that pages as such advertise, explicitly, their criminal nature on…
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CSAM forums on the Darkweb: The universalizable feature of a specific, non-hash, anti-forensic identifier

Written by Carolina Christofoletti Research Methodology Considerations:  When working with qualitative analysis of huge datasets, a very common research methodology used for dealing, among others, with hidden data is called…
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TOR “illegal” Artifacts: Stored with the Tech-giants?

Written by Carolina Christofoletti When we talk about The Onion Router Project, we tend to believe that the protocol is so strong that, once connected to it, one enters an…
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Steps We Can Take to Address Human Trafficking in the Financial System

Written by Mackenzie Martinez Throughout time, human trafficking networks have taken advantage of the loopholes in the global financial system to facilitate their crimes. As financial options have shifted to…
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FinCEN Issues First National Priorities for Countering Money Laundering and Terror Financing

Pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (AML Act), the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)—in consultation with other relevant Treasury Department offices, the U.S. Attorney General, federal functional regulators, relevant state financial regulators, and relevant national security agencies—published the first national priorities for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism National Priorities on June 30, 2021.
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The Online Sex Trafficking Economy: Past, Present, and Future

The Online Sex Trafficking Economy: Past, Present, and Future
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How Human Traffickers Exploit International Economics: Wire Transfer and Money Transfer Businesses (Part 4 of 4)

Written by Mackenzie Martinez This blog series dives into the many avenues traffickers follow to hide their crimes and highlights criminal cases that illustrate such efforts. Some methods have long…
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How Human Traffickers Exploit International Economics: Money Laundering (Part 3 of 4)

How Human Traffickers Exploit International Economics: Money Laundering
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How Human Traffickers Exploit International Economics: Cryptocurrencies, Banks, and Credit Cards (Part 2 of 4)

How Human Traffickers Exploit International Economics: Cryptocurrencies, Banks, and Credit Cards
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How Human Traffickers Exploit International Economics: Underground Banking and Cash Movement (Part 1 of 4)

Written by Mackenzie Martinez The rise of the cyber world since 2000 has vastly altered the global financial system, causing a major shift towards online economics. Sadly, the expansion of…
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#FMFS 2021 Summit Spotlight: Technology & Data Panel

The Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative’s 2021 Virtual Summit brings with it an incredible lineup of expert speakers.  It is our distinct pleasure to introduce you to our Technology & Data Panelists, as…
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