March 24, 2020
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has captivated the attention of worldwide media, social media, and internet traffic, including the dark web.
There is a correlation between the virus's activity in the real-world and on the dark web: In underground forums, mentions of the coronavirus (and related terms in various languages) first began to rise in mid-January, peaking at the end of the month, just as cases in China began to peak. Mentions remained consistent, but lower throughout February, then began an upward trajectory in March, mirroring the exponential rise in cases in Western countries.
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