United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent and intelligent agency of the united states government responsible for providing postal service. FBI isn’t the one involved in dark web investigation but also the USPIS (US Postal Inspection Service). The investigation is now looking to expand its intelligence operations with more analysts.
USPIS planned to open an “Investigative Analyst” on the dark web to get the data from a number of sources, open research, and classified searches.
They track network data, collects forensic images, researchers tools, and technologies, administers hardware and software. Using this data, they conduct online investigations into black market which affects the USPS customer and employees.
The ultimate goal is to determine physical attribution of an internet identity. It means they are trying to unmask someone online. They already provided assistance in various dark web investigations.
USPIS is investigating the man who sold stolen information on the AlphaBay Market and targeting the dark web vendors around the world named as “Operational Hyperion”.
US Postal Inspection Service is growing around the web for defending but not only because of booming dark web marketplace.
As a result of intrusion experienced in 2014, which affected the Postal Service’s enterprise network and infrastructure, the USPIS Cybercrime program is trying to expand on its network, said Krenn, national public information officer.
It is also stated that the hacker broke into the USPS and compromising the information of more than 800.000 employees in 2014 as reported by Motherboard.
“As a result, the dark web, deep web, and open source Internet information is important to position the organization with better cybersecurity defenses, cyber crime information, knowledge of cyber threats and cyber criminal activities, tactics, and practices. The cybercrime program believes the information provided in these information outlets will help prioritize the cybercrime investigations toward those cyber-criminals who are using the U.S. Mail to facilitate crime and who are targeting the Postal Service, and its digital assets and infrastructure,” Krenn added.
The cybercrime program believes the information provided in these information outlets will help prioritize the cybercrime investigations toward those cyber-criminals who are using the U.S. Mail to facilitate crime and who are targeting the Postal Service, and its digital assets and infrastructure,” Krenn added.