Terror in the Dark: How Terrorists Use Encryption, the Darknet, and Cryptocurrencies

This report demonstrates how terrorists and extremists have utilised the Darknet to mask their communication and propaganda efforts, to recruit and radicalise, and to gain material benefits such as illicit goods, including, but not limited to, weapons and fraudulent documents. In addition, this report notes the growing tendency of these individuals to utilise cryptocurrencies for transactions and fundraising, enabling them to evade detection by law enforcement entities.

Tags: Content Analysis, Dark Web, Telegram, Violent Jihadism