Have you come across the term “dark web”? As a business, you might have heard that you need to keep your data safe from the dark web. So, what is it anyway?
What is the Dark Web?
The cybercrime landscape is evolving quickly. The “Nigerian prince” email scams are now old. Cybercriminals are more sophisticated and organized now--functioning like professionals. In fact, there’s a sort of a parallel universe where they all operate in a very corporate-like manner. And that parallel universe is called the dark web.
The surface Web, the Deep Web and the Dark Web
Essentially, the internet can be categorized into three parts:
The dark web is part of the internet that isn't visible to search engines and requires the use of an anonymizing browser called Tor to be accessed. The dark web offers anonymity and hence is the hub for all sorts of illicit activities in today’s internet age. Strictly speaking, the dark web typically hosts illicit content. The kind of content that you find in the dark web includes:
In short, the dark web is like the underworld of the internet. So, how does it concern you and why you need to steer clear of it? Read our next blog post to find out.