TITANIUM: Tools for the Investigation of Transactions in Underground Markets

News & Press

  1. 24/10 2018
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    The first TITANIUM Newsletter is published

    Welcome to the TITANIUM project newsletter, a guide to our latest work and news. The first edition of the newsletter can be accessed here....

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  2. 09/10 2018
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    Generic Use Case: how can new technology contribute to combat internet organise crime?

    How does it work when you want to develop tools for needs that are not yet identified, using technologies that are not yet validated? This is one of the challenges for projects like TITANIUM. The "chicken and egg" question: what the end users want depends on what is possible, and vice versa...

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  3. 09/10 2018
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    The Second TITANIUM Hackathon: From Tools to Field Labs

    The second TITANIUM Hackathon will be organized on the premises of AIT in Vienna, on 17 and 18 October 2018. The second hackathon will present the currently existing and deployable tools to the LEA partners in the project, on a ‘tool and demo market’...

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  4. 02/10 2018
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    TITANIUM consults with experts on legal, ethical and societal risks

    TITANIUM is carrying out three rounds of interviews with experts and its partners to determine what impacts its architecture and tools will have, as part of a privacy impact assessment plus (PIA+), a process which examines the legal, ethical and societal aspects in addition to privacy (including EU Directive 2016/680 and the General Data Protection Regulation)...

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  5. 02/10 2018
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    TITANIUM User Story

    "In 2017 we participated in a tightly coordinated operation to bring down one of the biggest darknet markets at this time -- the so-called Hansa Market. This market was a mass market for drug products from thousands of dealers who shipped worldwide to different customers. Hence, the takedown of Hansa Market was an international matter of interest. The 10-month investigation led to the seizure of the market's servers and finally brought to book two administrators who operated from Germany..."

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  6. 30/07 2018
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    Cybercrime – what is the hidden nature of digital criminal activities nowadays?

    The Internet has opened a parallel platform for communications, exchange of information and goods. While the digital dimension may enrich our lives on many different levels, it leaves us vulnerable to new threats. In fact, as the markets, consumers’ habits and interpersonal relationships evolve within digital and virtual arenas, so does crime...

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  7. 27/03 2018
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    Hackathon and Dissemination Meeting held in Soesterberg

    From March 27 to 28, 2018, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) hosted two TITANIUM meetings in Soesterberg, Netherlands. The first part of the meeting was a so-called Hackathon, designed to bring together the technical project partners for joint work on the TITANIUM tools...

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  8. 13/09 2017
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    Law Enforcement Stakeholder Workshop held in Berlin

    Due to the fact that TITANIUM aims to research, develop, deploy and validate novel data-driven techniques to support law enforcement agencies (LEAs) investigating criminal or terrorist activities involving virtual currencies and/or underground markets in the darknet, the experience and knowledge of the European LEAs in combatting cybercrime is crucially important...

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  9. 19/05 2017
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    Project to prevent criminal use of the dark web and virtual currencies launched by international consortium

    A group of fifteen consortium members from seven European countries has initiated this week a new project to curtail criminals and attackers from using blockchain technology to avoid law detection, while at the same time respecting the privacy rights of legitimate users ...

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