Dark Web (Online Training)
In recent years, underground markets on the Dark Web have been seen to sell all manner of customer data, financial data, fake document kits and fraud tutorials (see ‘The truth about the dark web fraud trade’). The use of the Dark Web in fraud is growing, and therefore it is vital for counter-fraud investigators to be able to understand the threat it poses to their businesses/organisations and be able to mitigate that threat when possible.
This course was created to give counter-fraud investigators the tools and experience needed to detect and mitigate fraud threats emerging from the Dark Web. The course will give students a practical understanding of the Dark Web, along with the skills and tools necessary to immediately begin investigations into fraud on the Dark Web.
By the end of each learning activity students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a foundational understanding of internet networking and methods of staying safe and anonymous whilst conducting online investigations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of what the Dark Web is, and the unique opportunities it gives to fraudsters.
- Outline the legal, ethical and operational issues surrounding the use of the Dark Web.
- Demonstrate how to stay safe whilst using Tor and viewing Dark Web sites.
- Safely explore how ‘dark markets’ work, and examine their role in fraud.
- Outline how cryptocurrency is used on the Dark Web, and identify its core uses in fraud and money laundering.
- Demonstrate a practical understanding of the methods available to combat fraud on the Dark Web.
The online course is between 6-10 hours long and involves a mixture of knowledge checks and practical exercises.
There is also a classroom delivered one day course that involves a knowledge check and extended practical exercise in the form of a mock Dark Web investigation.