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Dark web marketplaces and COVID-19: before the vaccine

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The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the demand for goods and services worldwide. The combination of a public health emergency, economic distress, and misinformation-driven panic have pushed customers and vendors towards the shadow economy. In particular, dark web marketplaces (DWMs), commercial websites accessible via free software, have gained significant popularity. Here, we analyse 851,199 listings extracted from 30 DWMs between January 1, 2020 and November 16, 2020. We identify 788 listing...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1140/epjds/s13688-021-00259-w

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Springer Publisher's website
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EPJ Data Science Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Article number:
6
Publication date:
2021-01-21
Acceptance date:
2021-01-05
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2193-1127
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33500876
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1159207
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pubs:1159207
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2021-07-08

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