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Narcotics Dealers Dump Dark Web for Telegram & WhatsApp

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As law enforcement increasingly cracks down on centralized dark-web markets, online narcotics dealers are migrating to encrypted messing apps like Telegram and WhatsApp, according to a new report from the Independent. Citing the findings of an anonymous dark web researcher, the report says that online drug dealers are advertising their illicit Telegram channels through graffiti markers spray-painted near transport hubs and other public places. Additionally, criminals are using automated chat bots to communicate with potential customers – a tactic that both enhances convenience and diverts liability. The researcher made these discoveries after infiltrating several drug-dealing channels on Telegram. More Cops

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