Cyber-thieves are creating an “invisible internet” to stop police spying on cyber-crime deals being done on the dark net, research suggests.
Instead of trading on marketplaces, criminals have turned to “gated” chat forums, invitation-only communities and encrypted apps, say researchers.
The change could make it hard for law enforcement agencies to spot and trace attacks, they warn.
They also found a large increase in attacks aimed at big companies.
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