ANNOUNCEMENT: Since the Silk Road 2.0 bust by the feds a few other Darknet Markets have fallen. The best Darknet Market available is the Agora Marketplace. It has the best reputation and a bigger selection of goods than Silk Road 2.0.
Not a part of the surface web, Deep Web is the vast section of the Internet that is not accessible using regular search engines, it become more well-known in 2013 when Silk Road was seized. Of some the strange things about it, here are 5 things you may not know about the Deep Web.
It is so large that it’s almost impossible to determine the exact number of the pages, or to provide a detailed imagery of things. In fact, the known Internet access makes up only about 10-15% of the total. This page does list a few thousand links.
2. It is Extremely Dynamic
Based on the rise and fall of markets and services, the URLs that are running today may not be available tomorrow or may be found elsewhere. The Deep Web is a lot more dynamic than the regular web, having frequently changing names and address schemes.
3. Accessed By Special Means
Access to the Deep Web can only be made through some special means, such as the Tor browser. Initially created for providing users with normal anonymous Internet usage, Tor is now used by activists and journalists to cross surveillance systems and censorships of their nations.
4. It’s A Secret Haven
It often plays the role of a safe place for sensitive information. Journalists use it as a highly accurate source of news that’s rare to find on the regular web. Numerous personal blogs, discussion forums and some radio stations also operate on the deep web.
5. It’s a match made in the world of malwares
It offers a command-and-control infrastructure for malware due to the hidden nature of websites and services like 12P and TOR. CryptoLocker is one of the malwares that encrypts the personal documents of an individual and redirects them to a website which requires them to pay in order to get access to those files.
Launched in 2011, Silk Road became the largest and most popular online black market for illegal sale-purchase of drugs. The site was shut down by the FBI in 2013 and arrested its creator, Ross Ubricht. On 2015, the mastermind behind Silk Road was sentenced to life in prison for creating and operating the Silk Road site.