When everyday people think about internet security, their main concerns are credit card fraud or whether they will actually receive what they ordered, and does it do exactly what it said on the tin? Whilst these issues are to be taken seriously, there is a much more sinister side to the internet, an internet which lurks in the shadows and is being accessed as we speak…
Welcome to the dark web, also known as the deep web. If this was a Hollywood film, we might find it intriguing or at least a little bit fascinating, but this is real, and it is truly frightening.
The dark web means that the local drug dealer no longer needs to hang out on street corners, he is waiting online. Furthermore, it is not just drug dealers who are taking advantage but hitman and arms dealers. The dark web is also responsible for credit card fraud, where details can be bought online for as little as £40.
Advertising on the dark web would almost be laughable if it wasn’t such a serious matter. Hitman are required to create a short bio so people know exactly what services they can expect for their money. And one guy’s sales patter boasts that whilst “killing in most cases is wrong”,sometimes it is just inevitable. Well, maybe in your world pal!
Any transactions taking place on the dark web, are processed on bitcoin. Bitcoin is a virtual or digital currency and understanding it is a science in itself.
Law enforcement agencies are continually working on eradicating the deep dark web, but the sites open and close constantly and with information being heavily encrypted, it would be almost impossible to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Staying safe online becomes harder each day. If you would like to check your own online security, then please contact us for information on how we can personally give you peace of mind.