Beyond the World Wide Web that most people use and access every day, there exists additional content located in an area known as the Dark Web. Special software is needed to access this area and much of its content revolves around criminal and extremist activities which can be difficult to disrupt. Additionally, Bitcoin is the most popular type of digital currency which allows owners to conduct financial transactions electronically without an intermediary. The anonymous nature of these transactions make them popular for criminal activity.
We were joined by analysts from the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC). The NJCCIC is responsible for cybersecurity threat analysis, information sharing and incident reporting.
Dean Baratta | Analysis Bureau Chief, NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness