This release of Dark Web Monitor is an important asset for project DarkTOOLS. This project will establish a Dark Web Capability Requirements Group (CRG) to drive the global roadmap for Dark Web research and investigations capabilities. The project is conducted by INTERPOL’s Cyberspace and New Technologies Lab (CNTL) and TNO, with the Dark Web team of the National Police of the Netherlands as first supporting member country. The project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands under the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE).
The new release of Dark Web Monitor is available through fast-link dwm.pm. The last months, CyberDevOps and TNO worked hard to stabilize the existing proof of concept and transform it into a well-maintained solution. As a result, the Monitor is clean, fast and robust. It is ready to be extended with a number of features that can be tested by INTERPOL and the National Police of the Netherlands within project DarkTOOLS.
Dark Web crawling is a key asset for evidence-based Dark Web research and investigations. Dark Web crawling solutions have been identified as a need by a number of INTERPOL’s member countries. Although several solutions exist, this project should bridge the gap towards a future-proof approach of Dark Web crawling.