The effects of this dark net
are horrifying as it has no boundaries and is accessible to people across the world within no time.
Holmes, F5 Networks Worldwide Security Evangelist, said AlphaBay emerged as the world's largest dark net
after authorities in the west shut down Silk Road.
The court heard in one bedroom where Kennedy stayed police found ecstasy and cannabis, more drug-related paraphernalia, price lists, ammunition and documents linked to the use of the dark net
From a one-foot level with us, what has happened is the dark net
was kind of coming into the public's eye at that time, but it has really exploded.
Jamie Bartlett, author of The Dark Net
says: "Anyone can download a Bitcoin wallet onto their computer.
These criminal groups use the Internet to promote illicit activities (such as recruitment, money laundering, extortion, and other nefarious interests) conducted on the Deep Web, the Dark Web, or the Dark Net
, an area of the Internet encrypted from end-to-end and accessible only with special privileges since communications within the Deep Web use programs such as The Onion Router (TOR).
The data stolen from smartphones and e-mail accounts since August have been put up for sale on the dark net
Silk Road - the most notorious dark net
online market - was closed down by the FBI in 2013.
The anonymity of the technology of the Dark Net
cuts both ways--while people can use the network for villainous purposes, people can also use it for good," points out Eric Jardine, CIGI research fellow.
In the video above, DW explains what the dark net
is and what it's used for.
Robert Heimberger, president of the Bavarian state crime office, said material founded at his home showed the gunman was an avid player of violent video crimes who purchased his weapon -- a reactivated Glock 17 pistol -- on the so-called dark net
, an area of the Internet accessible only via special software.
The Sunday People found that superstrength pills laced with ecstasy and the drug 2CB are being made in Dutch factories, then smuggled in bulk via encrypted dark net