Suspect Identification: A Use Case On Gathering Evidence From The Dark Web

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Criminal activity increasingly crosses into the dark web, which means law enforcement and investigators need to be able to follow leads seamlessly between the physical and digital worlds. 


In this report, we’ve taken a real criminal investigation that has led to an indictment in the US and recreated the investigation process with our dark web investigation tool, Cerberus.



  • Just one piece of information can be used to find the other online accounts of suspects.
  • This information can be used to identify the “real life” identity of a perpetrator.
  • A body of evidence can be built using dark web data to bring the suspect to justice.