'Honour among thieves' on the Dark Web

A computer forensics expert working at technology-based risk consultancy TRS Forensics, with a screen projection of some of the items available for sale on the Dark Web.
A computer forensics expert working at technology-based risk consultancy TRS Forensics, with a screen projection of some of the items available for sale on the Dark Web.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Dark Web might be a place where transactions that run afoul of the law are carried out, but it is far from being the Wild West of cyberspace, as criminals who use it have been found to adhere to strict rules, according to an expert.

Cyber criminals who peddle drugs, weapons, stolen credit card details and other illegal things on the Dark Web conduct their business on strictly-governed forums where reputation determines how much business they get, said Mr Ziv Mador, vice-president of Security Research at cyber-security firm Trustwave.

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