The presentation covers what the dark web is and the common misconceptions around it.


6:30pm - Arrival and refreshments served
7:00pm - Lecture begins
8:00pm - Questions and answers
8:30pm - Close


Detective Constable Sean McElroy


The presentation covers what the dark web is and common misconceptions, including differences between Dark Nets, including Freenet and I2P in relation to Law Enforcement Investigations.

Detective Constable Sean McElroy will cover how criminals operate and issues for law enforcement with cryptocurrency, followed by Case Study of Dark Web Firearms operation.

  • An introduction to accessing the Dark Web and TOR circuits.
  • TAILS (The Amnesiac Incognito Live System).
  • Methods of communication between Dark Web users.
  • Types of Illicit services available on the Dark Web and methods of payment.
  • Vulnerabilities in hidden services.
  • Case study: European Law Enforcement undercover operation into sale of firearms from Dark Web Marketplace.

About the speaker

Detective Constable Sean McElroy has been a police officer for 21 years, Under Cover (UC) online since 2011. Principal UC on Paedophile, Drugs and Firearms operations. Set up Human Intelligence (HUMINT) unit at Barclays Chief Security Office 2017-2019.

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Dark Web Investigations - Hertfordshire branch
Date and time
Thursday 9 November, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
University of Hertfordshire
A161 Lindop Building
College Lane
AL10 9AB
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