ENTERING THE WORLD OF THE DARK WEB

aamir iqbal
4 min readJul 2, 2020

Surface web accounts for only 10% of the information that is on internet!Yes you read that right,surface web accounts for the public webpages that are available by any search engine like GOOGLE.While there is another world of the internet containing mysteries and stories of its own and that world is called DARKWEB or DARKNET.

HISTORY OF DARK WEB:

History of dark web is as old as that of internet but officially it was launched in march 2000 by Freenet because the users of internet were concerned more about their privacy and escaping surveillance then surfing the normal web and this led to the rise of the dark web.

CONTENT FOUND ON DARK WEB;

Dark web can be seriously annoying and it`s a very dangerous place for the people that are sensitive in nature and it`s a heaven for pedophiles,drug dealers,hackers and terrorists.Following is a the list of content found on dark web;

DRUGS SELLING

RED ROOMS

ONLINE HITMAN HIRING SERVICES

ORGAN SELLING

BLACK MARKETS FOR GUNS BUYING AND SELLING

ZOOPHILIA

BANK ACCOUNTS HACKING

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

ILLEGAL DRUGS

SUSPICIOUS LINKS

AN IMAGE FROM ALPHABAY(A DARNET MARKET WHICH WAS SHUT DOWN BACK IN 2017)

IS DARK WEB LEGAL OR ACCESSIBLE ?

DARK WEB IS ILLEGAL!

Yet it is accessible and it`s very easy to access darkweb regardless of the content,however you can be seriously in danger if you don`t follow the right way to access it.I am providing this info just for sake of knowledge.

For acessing the darkweb you just need nordvpn and search engine like DUCKDUCKGO but the problem is nordvpn is not free and most users don`t prefer this vpn.

TOR FOR ACCESSING DARK WEB

TOR is an American based software that is specifically designed to provide users complete anonymity and privacy.It comes with a VPN named orfox and the best thing is that the VPN changes your location after every seconds so there is not even a little chance of getting caught by law agencies.its the most popular one among the users of darkweb

TOR

SUBGRAPH

SUBGRAPH is basically a software that is designed to provide users an escape from surveillance and interference by Internet police!!!It is the same system mentioned by the greatest hacker of all time : EDWARD SNOWDEN.

TAILS

TAILS is also a security focused linux based software and it`s all connections are forced to go through tor to provide users a safe searching space with complete anonymity but you guys have to pay for it.

WHY PEOPLE USE DARK WEB?

In my view the main reason for accessing dark web is not privacy but to see the content which is not available on normal web.

A SURVEY FROM STATISTA SHOWING WHY PEOPLE ENTERED DARKWEB CONDUCTED IN 2019

DARK WEB CRIMES:

As i said before,dark web is safe heavens for criminals so here is a list of crimes and activities done by dark web users as provided by wikipedia

Web-based onion services in January 2015

gambling

0.4%

Guns

1.4%

Chat

2.2%

Abuse

2.2%

Books

2.55%

Directory

2.5%

Blog

2.75%

Porn

2.75%

Hosting

3.55%

Hacking

4.25%

Search

4.25%

Anonymity

4.55

Forum

4.75%

Counterfeit

5.25

Whistleblower

5.25%

Wiki

5.25%

Mail

5.7%

Bitcoin

6.2%

Fraud

9%

Market

9%

Drugs

15.4%

A December 2014 study by Gareth Owen from the University of Portsmouth found that the most commonly hosted type of content on Tor was child pornography, followed by black markets, while the individual sites with the highest traffic were dedicated

SO IN THE END GUYS,THAT WAS ALL ABOUT DARK WEB,I REQUEST YOU GUYS TO STAY SAFE AND I HOPE YOU GUYS HAVE LIKED THIS.

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aamir iqbal

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