Recent Blog Posts
Tech For Good Rally Results Hosted by Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative
The Results are in for the High-Risk Human Trafficking Tech & Data Rally Hosted by the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative Wilmington, NC, November 22, 2022 – Major global financial institutions…Read More →
Tech For Good Rally Hosted by Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative
High-Risk Human Trafficking Tech & Data Rally Created for Financial Institutions & Commercial Organizations to Implement Tools Into Their Existing Operations to Combat Human Trafficking Wilmington, NC, September 22, 2022…Read More →
￼Human Trafficking Survivor and Her Attorneys Gain Major Win in Pornhub/Visa Child Trafficking Case￼
Visa has denied allegations that because it allowed ads to be purchased on MindGeek’s porn websites, it monetized child pornography A federal judge refused to remove Visa from a lawsuit…Read More →
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Past Blog Posts
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
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.Read More →
The Online Sex Trafficking Economy: Past, Present, and Future
The Online Sex Trafficking Economy: Past, Present, and FutureRead More →