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Financial crime online: Dark Web vs Surface Web

The media is swamped with mentions of the evil called “The Dark Web”. And evil indeed it is.  After the conviction of  Ross Ulbricht – the ringleader of the notorious Silk Road website, law enforcement has concentrated it’s attention on drug trade, human trafficking and hacking communities in the dark web.

Law enforcement is correct to devote attention to dark web activities. Last year, the FBI launched a high-profile sting operation to battle drug trafficking on the dark web. Operation Hyperion identified thousands of dark web market users across three continents, sending a clear message that achieving true anonymity in the dark web is not that easy as many users have thought.   

However, illegal products and services thought to be exclusively available on the dark web, are quite often easily accessible through the familiar surface web, due to a scheme known as transaction laundering.

Read more at: http://www.itproportal.com/features/financial-crime-online-dark-web-vs-surface-web/

What’s the difference between surface web, deep web and dark web …

Lately, we’ve been coming across plenty of news stories that talk about the web and being true to the media roots, quite a few terms end up getting lost in translation when the news gets into unknown territory. This isn’t restricted to just the news, even mainstream media has expanded its horizons with a fair number of shows and films venturing into the cyber security and hacking. All this while having a positive effect on the spread of information, also results in the spreading of incorrect information – especially so when it comes to terms such as deep and dark web being used liberally.

The back story

Before we get into the details, a little backstory to help us understand the origins of these terms. The first thing that a layman needs to know, is that the internet and the web, are two different entities. The Internet was created by DARPA (Defense

Read more at: https://www.techworm.net/2017/06/whats-difference-surface-web-deep-web-dark-web.html

Surface Web, Deep Web, Dark Web — Difference for dummies

Lately, we’ve been coming across plenty of news stories that talk about the web and being true to the media roots, quite a few terms end up getting lost in translation when the news gets into unknown territory. This isn’t restricted to just the news, even mainstream media has expanded its horizons with a fair number of shows and films venturing into the cyber security and hacking. All this while having a positive effect on the spread of information, also results in the spreading of incorrect information – especially so when it comes to terms such as deep and dark web being used liberally.

The back story

Before we get into the details, a little backstory to help us understand the origins of these terms. The first thing that a layman needs to know, is that the internet and the web, are two different entities. The Internet was created by DARPA (Defense

Read more at: https://www.techworm.net/2017/06/whats-difference-surface-web-deep-web-dark-web.html