Darknet drug markets move to custom Android apps for increased privacy

Online markets selling drugs and other illegal substances on the dark web have started to use custom Android apps for increased privacy and to evade law enforcement.

Besides ordering, these apps allow shop clients to communicate with drug vendors and provide specific courier instructions for delivery.

This new trend has been observed by analysts at Resecurity around the beginning of the third quarter of 2022. It is thought to be a response to last year’s high-profile darknet market crackdowns, most notably that of Hydra Market.

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Source: Bleeping Computer