Complex Network Analysis of Darknet Black Market Forum Structure

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Complex Network Analysis of Darknet Black Market Forum Structure

Type: Master thesis
Title: Complex Network Analysis of Darknet Black Market Forum Structure
Author: Rekšņa, Toms
Issue Date: 2017-09-30
Keywords: Analytical maximum-likelihood method
Darknet
Black markets
Complex Networks
Abstract: This work examines the network structure of illicit marketplaces that operate on the darknet. These on-line marketplaces are crawled to obtain data of inter-user communications and this data is parsed in a network structure and its physical properties are analysed. The Configuration Model is used as a null model to investigate the patterns in these networks to reveal information about their topology. This information is applied to interpret the behaviour of users within these illegal marketplaces.
Supervisor: Garlaschelli, DiegoTakes, Frank
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department: Physics (Master)
Specialisation: Physics and Science Based Business
ECTS Credits: 5
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/52994
 

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