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10 things you should know about Dark web

The so-called dark web, a catch-all phrase covering the parts of the internet not indexed by search engines, is the stuff of grim legend. But like most legends, the reality is a bit more pedestrian. That’s not to say that scary stuff isn’t available on dark web websites, but some of the whispered horror stories you might’ve heard don’t make up the bulk of the transactions there.

Full article: Dark web websites: 10 things you should know | CSO Online

Hackers erase 6,500 sites from the Dark Web in one attack

One of the most popular Dark Web hosting services – Daniel’s Hosting – was slaughtered last week when attackers hosed it clean of about 6,500 hidden services. The admin says they’re gone for good: he hasn’t even figured out where the vulnerability is yet.

Source: Hackers erase 6,500 sites from the Dark Web in one attack – Naked Security

Illuminating the Dark Web

It might sound scary, but the ‘dark web’ is not much different from the rest of the internet. Despite the sinister-sounding phrase, there is not just one “dark web.” The term is actually fairly technical in origin, and is often used to describe some of the lesser-known corners of the internet. People often think of the dark web as a place where people sell drugs or exchange stolen information—or as some rare section of the internet Google can’t crawl. It’s both, and neither, and much more.

Full article: Illuminating the Dark Web – Scientific American

Welcome to the dark web: a plain English introduction

The term “dark web” evokes a common set of impressions. Some compare it to the Mos Eisley cantina from Star Wars, a wretched hive of scum and villainy.€ Others call it the “underbelly” of the internet. That’s no surprise, since it’s well known that nearly anything can be bought on the dark web, from stolen medical records to methamphetamines. But is the dark web the seedy place suggested by these metaphors?

Source: Welcome to the dark web: a plain English introduction

UK top 500 legal firm credentials leaked on the Dark Web

On Monday, cybersecurity firm RepKnight released a whitepaper detailing the research. In total, 1,159,687 email addresses were found in the dumps and 80 percent of the addresses were connected to leaked passwords. To make matters worse, the passwords were often stored in plaintext.

Source: UK top 500 legal firm credentials leaked on the Dark Web | ZDNet

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