Human traffickers, crowd-sourcing murderers, child pornographers, and governments in the market for juicy zero-days are flooding the Dark Web — making it hard for the good guys to defend it.
It can take 30 seconds to load just one webpage on the Darknet. There are only between 200,000 and 400,000 sites in it, but good luck finding the one you want when the only things that remotely resemble search engines are full of phony or out-of-date links. Who would use something so frustrating?
Researchers at Bat Blue Networks today released a report outlining the main actors and activities on the Darknet (or Dark Web) — a subset of the Internet where the sites are unindexed and accessible only through the onion router (TOR) network.
First and foremost, they found a wide assortment of criminal marketplaces — for human trafficking, child pornography, and murder.
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