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VPN Browser Extensions for Chrome Leak Users’ DNS

Recent reports made on cybersecurity have confirmed that DNS requests are being leaked to other entities by VPN tools.Chrome extensions proved to be leaking the requests through the DNS prefetching feature, when Chrome makes requests before you click a link.An ethical hacker and file descriptor, John Mason, conducted research...

Phishing Sites a Major Problem for Darknet Users

Evident to the fact that criminals out there are working around the clock to ensure that they can take advantage of any situation for personal financial gain, the same is no different for darknet users who happen to be targets of online cybercriminals.Through phishing links, hackers can steal the...

The Offensive and Defensive Moves in Cybercrime

Cybercrime continues to advance day in day out, cybercriminals are continuing to invent better and more effective ways of launching cyberattacks.The availability of automated tools and services for advancements in the cybercrime world calls for more creativity in the cybersecurity sector.Cybercrime like a game has both offensive and defensive...

DeepWeb Network: Dream Market Forum on the Clearnet

Forums are an essential hub for darknet users to discuss and share experiences as well as ask questions on specific issues that they may face when using the dark web.Currently, some of the top markets have built-in forums, whereas others do not. However, for some of the markets that...

Exclusive Q&A with Eileen Ormsby, Author of ‘The Darkest Web’

When investigating the depths of the dark web, the most effective way to fully understand and unpack its underpinnings is to dive into the scene completely.This is precisely the commitment that writer Eileen Ormsby has held in her years of reporting on the darknet and all its subcultures. Much...

Backpage Seized by Feds, Founders Facing Criminal Charges

Federal authorities spent months investigating to gather enough evidence against the website Backpage.They strongly suspected that the online classified advertising website engaged in illegal activities including human trafficking, and their investigation has now led to the arrest of its executives.Michael Lacey, co-founder the Backpage, was arrested as authorities alleged...

Analysis: Why Some Drugs Are Illegal and Others Are Not (U.S....

Editor’s Note: This piece is informed by the first-person experience and perspective of the writer. The views reflected herein do not necessarily represent the official stance of Dark Web News.A wise man once said you can count on only two things in this life—taxes and death. Well, there are...

Exclusive Interview with Silk Road Founder’s Mom, Lyn Ulbricht

On a normal day in October 2013, law enforcement officers with an arrest warrant obtained through questionable means in hand entered a public library in San Francisco.In the library, Ross Ulbricht, a young intelligent guy with a bright future was sitting at his laptop logged into the Silk Road...

‘Operation Disarray’ Targets Dark Web Drug Trafficking

Due to the nature of illegal activities that take place on the dark web, respective government agencies around the world are working collaboratively to counter these activities before they get out of hand.One of the most sought-after categories of products is drugs. Depending on the type, potency and dosage,...

Global Workshop Moves to Crack Down on Cryptocurrencies

The world of cryptocurrency trading has undoubtedly experienced a fair share of difficult times in the past year, and the first quarter of 2018 alone has been tumultuous for Bitcoin and Ethereum.As if the crypto troubles were not enough, an assembly was convened in Basel, Switzerland, to discuss additional...

Empire Market Integrates Support for Monero

Some weeks ago, Empire Market added Monero to its list of payment options, totaling the number of available cryptocurrencies to three.The other two payment methods that are currently available for the market’s users are Litecoin and Bitcoin, which were added before the official launch of the market earlier this...

Inside the Operation That Brought down Hansa Market

Being one of the largest darknet marketplaces at the time of takedown, Hansa enjoyed a fair share of market vendors and customers.Even so, its magnitude was much smaller than that of AlphaBay, which was the most massive and widely used market until it was shut down last summer around...

Interview: Empire Market Admin Talks DNM Community, Security, Crypto & Plans...

Dark Web News had the chance to interview the admin of Empire Market, a new darknet market that was launched a few months ago.This is the first of several interviews we intend to have this year with the admins of top hidden sites.Read more about Empire Market in this...

Reddit Stops Accepting Bitcoin Payments for Gold Membership

Things are only getting worse for Bitcoin as news aggregation and discussion platform Reddit disabled Bitcoin payments for the Reddit Gold membership.This significant change in policy first came to public attention when Reddit user r/BitcoinXio shared a video that explained how Reddit Gold memberships could be gifted to non-members.Notably,...

Anonymity Guides

Tor Guide

If you want to browse through a vast sea of unindexed internet, aka the Dark Web, you will have to use something called Tor, otherwise you won’t be able to access the Darknet inside Deep Web.So, what is Tor and why do I need it?Tor stands for The Onion...

PGP Guide

PGP (Pretty Good Privacy)PGP or Pretty Good Privacy is software developed for the purpose of providing good, fast and accessible encryption to anyone who might need it.The first version of PGP was developed by Phil Zimmermann in 1991. Since then and since its simple symmetric key algorithm, PGP has...
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Tails Guide

Intro Tails a Linux based operating system aimed to provide anonymity and security to its users. Unlike standard operating systems like Windows or Linux, it does not require to be installed on the machine; instead, it is launched from a LiveUSB stick, DVD or SD card.It also doesn’t require many...
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Tor’s New Messenger App Has Launched

Last Thursday, the Tor Project announced the release of Tor Messenger (beta version), open-source instant messenger client for those that are concerned about surveillance and privacy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Deep Web?

Deep Web is part of the Internet (World Wide Web) that cannot be found by traditional search engines.  This includes some dynamically generated web pages, pages protected by password and pages that are on encrypted networks.

What is the Dark Web?

To put simply Dark Web/Dark Net  is part of the Deep Web. Pages on the Dark Web can only be accessed via special browser (Usually Tor or I2P).  These web pages are intentionally hidden and their IPs are also masked.

What the difference between Dark Web and Deep Web?

Internet > Deep Web > Dark Web.   Deep web is a subset of the World Wide Web. Dark Web is a subset of Deep Web. All Darknet Markets are on the Dark Web.

How to Access the deep web / dark web?

Some parts of the deep web are restricted and only accessible by the people who made them.

For parts of deepweb/darkweb/darknet that can be accessed generally please see this guide.

Are there any Dark Web / Deep Web / Invisible Web Search Engines?

There are many Dark Web / Deep Web / Invisible Web Search Engines. We’ll be making a list soon. For now you can use << This can be accessed from normal browser.

Warning! Your identity will not be hidden if you access any dark net market via the above search engine.

See this guide for the proper way

Is there a Deep Web Index?

Because most pages in Deep Web have restricted access it is not easy to build comprehensive index of pages on the deep web.

We’ve not found something that can be called a deep web index.

We have one of the biggest hidden .onion Deep Web Links list on the net with full descriptions, site name, categories and site status. These links have all been tested.

Is there a resource where I can find Deep Web Links?

There is no Deep Web Links resource that is comprehensive.

We have one of the biggest Deep Web Links list on the planet with website descriptions, website name, categories and site status.  All the links in the table are tested.

Please be warned!  It’s very easy to put up fake sites on the dark net and claim them to be the real ones.   You can easily get scammed.

Is there a movie about the Deep Web?

There is a documentary about the Deep Web that came out in March, 2015. Narrated by Keanu Reeves.

Here is the Wikipedia Link


Where are the Internet's secret black markets?

These marketplaces reside on the dark web portion of the deep web.

We do have list of some here    (Market Links verified to be real)

How can I access dark web black markets ?

Here is the complete guide on access dark web black markets

Where can I find dark web stories?

We cover dark web and deep web stories. Bookmark our website

Where is the hidden wiki?

There are many “Hidden” Wikis.  All of them are on the TOR Network (Deep/Dark Web)  We cannot give a link because there are too many fakes that have phishing links to scam you.    Besides anyone can edit and put a scam link in the Wiki Software unless someone is keeping a eye.

What is 4chan?

4chan was originally an image board posting mostly about Japanese Anime. Later it expanded to other areas. E.g. politics, porn, pranks etc.

What is the link for dark web reddit page?

Reddit page for Dark Web

Deep Web page on Reddit.

Is there a Darknet market comparison table/chart?

Yes, we do have it here

It has total number of market listings, screenshots, and different attributes of the markets compared in an easy to read table.

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