An Analysis Framework for Product Prices and Supplies in Darknet Marketplaces

AuthorYannikos, York; Heeger, Julian; Brockmeyer, Maria
TypeConference Paper
AbstractDarknet marketplaces are an interesting research area. Most marketplaces are hosted in the Tor network as an anonymous onion service. In this paper we provide a generic approach to build a framework for the collection and analysis of product prices and supplies in such marketplaces. We focus on the technical details how to implement such a framework and how to collect, organize, and analyze the product data. For our framework implementation we provide an evaluation based on collected data from three large marketplaces and present an approach to enrich the analyzed data with additional information from external sources.
ConferenceInternational Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES) <14, 2019, Canterbury>
ProjectBundes­ministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF (Deutschland)/
PartAssociation for Computing Machinery -ACM-: ARES 2019, 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security. Proceedings: Canterbury, CA, United Kingdom, August 26 - 29, 2019. New York: ACM, 2019, Art. 50, 7 pp.