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IN Science & Technology ON 08 Jun, 2015
Every single thing in the universe works has two sides. One is honest and truthful, the other is dishonest and deceitful. So is the internet. The internet being the biggest and strongest ruler of the world has benefitted mankind by its privileges, at the same time threatened us by its dark aspects.
The dark web or dark internet is a term used for the sordid parts of the internet world, where people freely indulge in illegal activities. The illegal techniques and mechanisms are planned without worrying about the concerned authorities. The deep web is much bigger than the open internet. The shocking thing is that the average browsing that people do, all around the world is only about 10-15% of the internet. The rest is what we call the ''Dark Web''. There are many terms used for the dark internet such as The Deep Web, The Deep Net, Invisible Web or Hidden Web etc. Dark internet includes activities like the drug trade, hacking, pornography and so on. The technology like Tor allows insane people to play on the internet without revealing their real identities.
The disturbing world of the deep web is beyond imagination. These secrets about the dark web might make you feel gloomy.
Probably the most fearful trade on the dark internet. The dark web provides you all kinds of drug ever made in the world. You might have heard about the Silk Road which was an online black market for illegal drug trafficking . This anonymous marketplace was launched in 2011 February by Ross William Ulbricht under the name of ''Dread Pirate Roberts''. Silk Road was shut down by FBI on October, 2013. Another version called the Silk Road 2.0 was closed in 2014 November but Silk Road 3.0 is online.
One of the hidden corners of the deep web includes the widespread porn activities. The dark internet is commonly used to access the websites of child pornography. A research states - 80% of the traffic willing to enter the deep web is for the purpose of child pornography.
People indulging in the black market of dark web steal credit card information. This is the only way they earn a heavy amount of money without any degree or qualification.
From the secret government information to your ex's account, hackers are up for anything. The reason behind the flourishing of hacking culture varies i.e. for profit, protest, enjoyment etc.
The hidden web provides you everything that relates to conspiracy theory. Entering the dark internet, you will find out the government secrets you never have imagined.
You can't imagine what the wild people on the deep web do with the lives of the innocent. They take out the orphaned street children, even adults, cut their legs and hands and sell as sex dolls.
One of the frightening business around the dark web includes hitman network. Did you know there are a large number of professional criminals who are paid huge sum of money to kill someone?
Can you imagine the internet is the biggest gun store? The dark net arm dealers are always there for you. Even Instagram is being used to sell guns. You can see thousands of posts are tagged with #GunsForSale at a time.
A huge nexus of match fixing exists on the dark internet. The contact, coordination and dealing between the gamblers, players, officials etc are done just in a click.
Yes, everything happens on the dark internet. One can hire a burglar and let him steal anything you want. Professional thieves or burglars steal the things from anywhere and sell them for easy money.