Ongoing Criminal Activities in Cyberspace: From the Protection of Minors to the Deep Web

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Author list: Bessa Vilela, N., Tomazic, T.
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Revija za kriminalistiko in kriminologijo (0034-690X)
Volume number: 68
Issue number: 4
Start page: 412
End page: 423
Number of pages: 12
ISSN: 0034-690X
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


Abstract

New technologies have changed our lives significantly. They have brought a new way of communication, greater
accessibility plus many other benefits, but unfortunately, also misuse of the web, inappropriate online behaviour,
greater control and supervision, as well as various addictions. Above all, adolescents quickly explore the various
possibilities of the use (and abuse) of new technologies, unaware of all the implications brought about by inappropriate
behaviour on the Internet and its misuse. In our article, we focus on the means to protect children and adolescents from
inappropriate behaviour online, because anyone (and everyone) can easily access unsuitable content and contacts. We
explore those offences committed via the Internet, which occur most frequently in Slovenia. People are unaware that
as soon as they connect to the Internet, they disclose their identity. For those who wish to remain anonymous, there is
a much more extensive anonymous Web, the so-called Deep Web. The main purpose of these (anonymous) web sites
is to hold information not intended for the general public, often being used for online criminal activity involving drug
markets, financial fraud, illegal weapons, espionage, sexual abuse of minors, inter alia. We explore the reality of the
infamous Deep Web, how it works, which part of the Deep Web presents a Darknet, and why it is so untouchable, as
even forensic research in this area has not been successful due to its complexity and endlessness.


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