Today it is impossible to imagine our world without the Internet. It literally permeates every sphere of our life. Almost any information can be found on the expanses of the network. And if you did not succeed, then you just looked in the wrong place!
Not many people know the fact that the network section, which we are used to calling the Internet, is actually only a small part of the real World Wide Web. A small tip of the iceberg, which takes only a few percent of the entire network.
Under it is the Deep Web, which accounts for about 90 percent of all websites. As ZDNet’s electronic magazine notes, in fact, this hidden web is so large that it’s impossible to tell exactly how many pages or sites are active at a time. This network was once a “sphere of interest” for hackers, law enforcement officials and criminals. However, new technologies, such as encryption and anonymization on the Internet using a browser, Tor, now allow anyone interested in this to immerse themselves in the deep web.
There is an unimaginable place on the Internet that millions of people use, but most of us have not even heard of it. It’s a scary place and not for the faint of heart. Below you’ll find out what you didn’t know about the dark web.
The fact that you can hire an artist online should be a cause for concern. There are many sites in the dark web that claim that performers can scare someone or even kill them if the required price is paid. Private gang members are ready to execute an order for 5000 dollars. If you want to hire a professional, you can hire a former military sniper for $30,000. We hope you will never be in a situation where you have to use the services of a hired assassin.
Human trafficking is the fastest-growing type of crime in the world, standing immediately after drug trafficking in terms of illegal income. It is estimated that 600,000-800,000 men, women and children are sold each year. The goal of human trafficking is either enslavement or sexual exploitation. There are sites in the dark web where abducted young girls are put up for auction. The presence of such human trafficking sites on the dark web is a reality, a very scary reality.
Alternative Reality Games
Someone thinks such games are really cool and bizarre. One user became so absorbed in the game called “No Love” that he was in New York at 3 a.m. to answer a phone call in a phone booth. The game started as a janitor hunt, created by a group called “No Love”, which had just announced the release of its new album. The first tasks in the game were available as hints, which led the user to other hints and eventually resulted in an unregistered copy of one of their songs by the band. The game ended when the fans of the band got access to all the songs from the new album.
In the dark web, in addition to illegal goods, there are completely strange goods. For $50 you can buy a pound of sand, it is not some special sand, the seller does not hide anything and says, “It’s just sand. The strangest goods sold on the darkest web are pills of desired character, which are said to fulfill your desires.
Rare Animals Trade
Sales of rare animals on the Internet have become so widespread that there is a real risk that some species will disappear because of those who want to buy them. Criminals sell rare animals, catching them from natural habitats, and send them to customers who have offered the highest bidder price. For example, elephants are simply killed to sell their tusks. Some parts of tigers and rhinos are used in folk medicine in shredded form.
Many people do not understand how big is the dark web. The resources available to most people on the Internet are at the tip of the iceberg. We all know about sites like Google and YouTube. It is believed that the surface of the network is only 0.3% of the total Internet. The dark web is a part of the Internet that cannot be accessed by search engines such as Google or Bing. To access these sites you need a special web browser that hides or changes your IP address. Many do not know that the dark web is just a part of the deep web.
There are many ways that a journalist can protect their sources, but it is not always possible to keep them secret. In a normal segment of the network, it is easy to track people, so many journalists use the dark segment of the network to protect themselves. There is a site for instant messaging that helps a journalist to talk to his sources without fear that their correspondence will be seen by a third party. The instant messaging site is considered a triumph for privacy advocates and should be a celebration for all those who believe that people should be able to provide true information about illegal actions without fear of being identified.
Not surprisingly, you may need an invitation to certain parts of the Internet. The dark web holds so many shadow characters that no one can be sure of who they are dealing with. Because of this, on many sites that exist on the Dark Web, you will need an invitation from another user.