The dark side of the net: Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork (EAST) applied to illicit trading on a darknet market

Ben R. Lane, David Lacey, Neville A. Stanton, Anita Matthews, Paul M.L. Salmon

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Abstract

Darknet markets are increasingly being used to facilitate the trade of illicit drugs and fraudulent identity data. Despite this, the processes underlying such trading remain poorly understood, as does how best to disrupt these activities. The aim of this study was to use Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork (EAST) to describe the task, social, and information networks involved in the buying and selling of illicit goods on a Darknet market. The results demonstrated that many elements of Darknet market activity interact and targeting any one of these elements may result in a variety of disruptive outcomes- This study has implications for understanding the complexity of the Darknet market ecosystem and its vulnerability to disruption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages282-286
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510889538
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 1 Oct 20185 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period1/10/185/10/18

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