Dark Web is a part of the internet that is not visible to ordinary search engines. People would have heard about Dark Web as the place for criminal activity and it is true. Any person can access Dark Web only from Tor browser and not from other browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.
Dark Web is a place for knowledge as well as a store where you can find anything legal or illegal thing to buy. You can buy credit card numbers, bank accounts with loads of money at a very cheap rate, drugs, guns, counterfeit money, stolen subscription credentials, hacked accounts of different social media as well as premium sites, software that could help you to hack into some other person’s computer and much more. You can buy login credentials of Bank accounts having more than $50,000 for only $500. A lifetime account of ‘Netflix Premium Account‘ can be bought for only $6. Hackers are available who would hack anything for you.
Everything is not illegal on Dark Web. You can join the Chess Club or Black Book, a social network which is described as “The Facebook of Tor“.
To access the Dark Web you need to have Tor browser. The Tor browser routes your web page requests through a series of proxy servers in numbers of thousands to make your identity and IP Address untraceable and unidentifiable.
The websites on Dark Web look quite similar to ordinary websites but the major difference is that normal websites end with .com or .in while the websites on Dark Web ends with .onion. It is a top level domain suffix designating an anonymous hidden service reachable only by Tor browser.
Dark Web use scrambled URLs which cannot be remembered easily. For example, a popular commerce site named Dream Market goes by the address of “eajwlvm3z2lcca76.onion.”
Dark Web was used very less earlier. But, now its used increased because of Bitcoin, the crypto-currency. People could transact currency anonymously without knowing each other’s identity. Bitcoin has been the major factor in the growth of Dark Web and Dark Web has been the major factor in the growth of Bitcoin. The reason for so much increase in the rates of Bitcoin in the past year is because of Dark Web.
When a person buys anything on the Dark Web, there is no guarantee of its arrival because it may happen that the seller would have created a fake site and would flee with your money. Even if the transactions are successful, it doesn’t mean that the product would be delivered as it may have to pass international borders which would be a threat due to increased security at customs.
I would not leave you with the impression that Dark Web is totally illegal. If you want to learn about privacy and crypto-currency, the Dark Web is the best place. There are many more useful things like links to some hard to find books, collection of confidential political news, software’s that could help you crack anything, software’s for some paid applications at low rates and sometimes even for free.
Dark Web is a place for knowledge for the people who use it in the correct way while for the others it is a place for all kinds of criminal activities. And for Hackers, Dark Web is Heaven. They could find everything they need and also they could test their hacking skills anonymously over there.
In the next article about Dark Web, I will tell you about the steps to access it easily and without any threat. If a person tries to access it without protections, he/she may get hacked and their whole system could be destroyed.
This article is only for information. Do not get yourself connected into illegal activities.