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Bret Peters from ADF Solutions Interviews Aaron Kahler from ATII

Bret: Hi Aaron, it’s always great to catch up with you. Thanks for taking the time to talk and to share more information about ATII, your work, and your vision for…
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Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative Announces Winners of Global Dark Web Hackathon

The Darkwebathon is a 5-day event that attracted 330 registrants & generated thousands of actionable intelligence reports for law enforcement agencies
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Maltego and the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative Present: Project Hades Transforms

Project Hades, the brainchild of the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII), provides researchers with a wealth of information related to darkweb onion sites. The Project Hades dataset includes information on…
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Darkwebathon Focuses on Uncovering Actionable Intel for Human Trafficking Related Crimes on the Dark Web

Written by Jennifer Moreau Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII) and CipherTrace are co-hosting a five-day virtual hackathon event, called the Darkwebathon, with the goal of investigating data from the Dark…
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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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