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Anonymized data for the AlphaBay online anonymous marketplace (2014-2017)
"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, we chose not to make available any textual information (item name, description, or feedback text). We also anonymized all handles (user id, item id). This represents more than two and a half years of parsed data from what was arguably the largest online anonymous marketplace ever.
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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