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Category & Restrictions
Data is only for use by academic researchers, as evidenced by a .edu (or a known non-US academic domain) email address, and a .edu (or a known non-US academic domain) webpage describing your research and publications. You need to send a brief description of the project you want to use this data for. A faculty advisor must be making or endorsing the request.
Commercial uses are prohibited.
Commercial uses are prohibited.
Non-anonymized data for the AlphaBay online anonymous marketplace (2014-2017)
"Non-anonymized database pertaining to the AlphaBay marketplace. This data was used in the papers ""Plug and Prey? Measuring the Commoditization of Cybercrime via Online Anonymous Markets"" (Van Wegberg et al., 2018), ""An Empirical Analysis of Traceability in the Monero Blockchain"" (Moeser et al., 2018) and in the joint EMCDDA/EUROPOL report ""Drugs and thedarknet: Perspectives for enforcement, researchand policy"" (EMCDDA, 2017). In this dataset, textual information (item name, description, or feedback text) and handles have *not* been anonymized and are thus available. We don't expect any private identifiers or other PII to be present in the data, which was collected from a publicly available website (Alphabay marketplace) over two and a half years (2014-2017).
For less restricted usage terms, please consider the anonymized version, which is also available without any restrictions. This non-anonymized dataset should only be requested if your project MUST rely on full textual descriptions of items and/or feedback.
EMCDDA (2017) Drugs and thedarknet: Perspectives for enforcement, researchand policy. November 2017.
Van Wegberg et al.. Plug and Prey? Measuring the Commoditization of Cybercrime via Online Anonymous Markets. To appear in Proceedings of the 27th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security'18). Baltimore, MD. August 2018.
Moeser et al. An Empirical Analysis of Traceability in the Monero Blockchain. To appear in Proceedings of the Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium (PETS 2018), volume 3. Barcelona, Spain. July 2018."
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