The dark web is a part of the Internet that is not visible to search engines and requires an anonymous browser called Tor to access it.
The Dark Web is a part of the Internet that is not indexed by search engines. You’ve undoubtedly heard of the dark web as a hotbed of criminal activity, and it is. In 2015, researchers Daniel Moore and Thomas Rid of King’s College London rated the content of 2,723 dark live websites over a five-week period and found that 57% contained illegal material.
A 2019 study, Into the Web of Profit, by Dr. Michael McGuires of the University of Surrey shows that things have gotten worse. The number of dark web entries that could harm a business has increased by 20% since 2016. Of all entries (excluding those that sell drugs), 60% could potentially harm businesses.
The Dark Web is a subset of the Deep Web that is intentionally hidden and requires access to a specific browser, Tor, as explained below. No one really knows how big the dark web is, but most estimates put it at around 5% of the total internet. Again, despite its sinister-sounding name, not all of the Dark Web is used for illegal purposes.
The truth about the dark web is that it not only offers extreme privacy and protection against surveillance by authoritarian governments, it also enables a growing underground market that sophisticated criminals use to trade drugs, stolen identities, child pornography, and other illegal activities. products and services to use. And with cryptocurrency undetectable as the primary form of payment, it will take close collaboration between law enforcement, financial institutions and regulators around the world to tighten the screws on nefarious activity.