Popular Narcotics across Illicit Online Communities and Marketplaces

Over the past 100 days, Flashpoint analysts have observed unusual patterns in the discussions and sale of various narcotics on encrypted Internet chat rooms, password-protected forums, and illicit online marketplaces. Due to high amount of recent turnover in traditional cybercrime marketplaces, analysts also included communication hubs in their study that are hosted on Telegram, Discord, and elsewhere–which can offer important new alternative venues for the sale of illicit narcotics.

February 10, 2020