INTERPOL has released a new manual to assist law enforcement
in detecting potential criminal activity related to the access and trade of
weaponizable biological and chemical materials using the Darknet.
The ‘INTERPOL Operational Manual on Investigating Biological
and Chemical Terrorism on the Darknet’ was developed by a team of experts
within the CBRNE and cyber communities.
With the increasing use of the Darknet for criminal activities, the danger of acquiring, transferring, or smuggling biological or chemical material, weapons and chem/bio terrorism-related information while remaining undetected becomes ever more pressing.
Officers working in the fields of intelligence,
counter-terrorism investigation and cybercrime are able to use this manual as a
reference document that outlines the basic concepts, best international
practices, as well as techniques and procedures useful for both investigators
and analysts when conducting Darknet investigations associated with the
acquisition of biological and chemical agents.
The manual has been produced for law enforcement use only. Please
contact your National Central Bureau for more information if you are a law
enforcement officer interested in obtaining a copy.
Adapted from: INTERPOL