Chris Pearce

Queensland drug dealers using Wickr to sell narcotics

QUEENSLAND drug dealers are using an encrypted messaging app to set up meetings and subvert authorities, as ads for drugs are posted on online classifieds sites.

Advertisements for people selling and seeking illicit drugs and prescription medication have been on online marketplaces for years, however sellers are now asking customers to contact them using the Wickr app.

Wickr messages are encrypted and can be erased by the sender once they have been read. The messages are also wiped from Wickr's servers, leaving few clues for evidence.

The company's law enforcement guidelines say it can provide some information to US authorities under subpoena, but not the actual messages sent between users.

"Our logs contain no message content or tracking information related to the delivery of messages," the app's website says.

Read more at Brisbane Times

 



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