Leveraging Data in the Fight Against COVID-19 Disinformation

Leveraging Data in the Fight Against COVID-19 Disinformation

It’s often been said that the coronavirus is not only a pandemic, but also an infodemic as well. From claims that the virus was deliberately manufactured by the CIA to folklore cures […]

The Top 5 Dark Web Search Engines

The Top 5 Dark Web Search Engines

As the leading dark web data provider, here at Webz.io we wanted to make sure you understand the different options available for monitoring and exploring the dark web. In light of this, […]

Early Detection of the Weibo Data Breach: A Case Study

Early Detection of the Weibo Data Breach: A Case Study

Last month at the end of March, Sina Weibo publicly announced that it had suffered a data breach. As one of the largest Chinese social media platforms with more than 600 million […]

A Look at News Trends from the COVID-19 Crisis

A Look at News Trends from the COVID-19 Crisis

Soon after sharing our free datasets for analyzing the coronavirus (COVID-19) with the public, we were excited to discover an organization that was leveraging our datasets to fuel their data analysis. MeaningCloud, […]

Common Crawl vs. Webz

Common Crawl vs. Webz

Web archives are an important resource for both academic and commercial research. Getting access to historical web data is crucial for political events analysis, fake news detection, financial trends correlation and training […]

How Dark Web Criminals are Taking Advantage of the COVID-19 Crisis

How Dark Web Criminals are Taking Advantage of the COVID-19 Crisis

Dark web criminals love a crisis. They use it to exploit fear and panic to their advantage. And what better environment for them to thrive than the current coronavirus panic? So it’s […]

Use these 3 Free Datasets to Analyze the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak

Use these 3 Free Datasets to Analyze the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak

Perhaps the most powerful tool that health care officials, government advisors, epidemiologists and other researchers have in their arsenal to fight any disease are datasets. These datasets can be used to predict […]

The Rise and Fall of Dark Web Marketplaces

The Rise and Fall of Dark Web Marketplaces

Last year was a particularly tumultuous year for dark web marketplaces, with the successful shutdown of major dark web marketplaces Valhall and Wall Street Market. Dream Market, perhaps sensing law enforcement on […]

Beating the Market with Alternative Web Data

Beating the Market with Alternative Web Data

A few years ago the concept of alternative web data hit the qualitative hedge fund market, causing a huge stir. Today the concept of alternative web data has infiltrated all types of […]

How Blockchain is Abused for Account Management and Payment Verification

How Blockchain is Abused for Account Management and Payment Verification

For the sake of this article, let’s say you are a drug lord or an illegal weapon dealer and you want to sell your merchandise – how would you go about it? […]