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dark Web

(1) Clandestine websites that sell illegal merchandise. Dark websites are accessed by special browsers (see Tor) and hide the identity of their users. Also called the "darknet" and "darknet market" (DNM). See Silk Road, Freenet and anonymous Web surfing.

(2) The collection of software and servers used to distribute music, videos and other copyrighted material illegally. Before the Internet became popular, the dark Web was small and distribution was by floppy disk or tape. Today, the Internet enables copyrighted material to be sent to millions of people around the world within days.
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Dr Vickers said the dark web, often known as the 'deep web' was created in the mid-1990s for perfectly legitimate reasons, to enable the US Navy intelligence agents to communicate online without revealing their identities.
The day after the FBI announced it had arrested Blake Benthall in San Francisco, European authorities said they arrested 16 other people in Ireland and Germany as part of the crackdown on dark Web sites.
The invisible Web, which includes these Dark Web forums, is estimated to contain 500 times as much information as the surface Web.
A group calling itself the Impact Team reportedly published the data on the dark web.
The information has reportedly been posted on the Dark Web, which cannot be accessed with the usual search engines such as Google, instead requiring the use of a covert internet browser called TOR.
Nick Dry, prosecuting, said during the trial: "This was no improbable fantasy of a naive daydreamer divorced from reality but a carefully planned revenge attack, constructed and resourced by an embittered yet highly skilled and savvy computer hacker who was able, by his own admission, to extract funds from others on the Internet, including Bitcoins, which he then exchanged on the dark web for a semi-automatic pistol and expanding ammunition.
A computer geek is facing a lengthy jail sentence for trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the Dark Web after being inspired by the hit US television series Breaking Bad.
Prosecutor Sally Howes, QC, rejected Ali's defence that he was just a "computer geek" who wanted to test the boundaries of the Dark Web.
A former special forces soldier who returns to London finds himself caught up in the dark web of London's criminal underworld 2013 ?
They have gone to the trouble of being technically proficient enough to know about the dark web and to operate within it.
The crooks buy stolen data on the Dark Web using software to hide their identities from the police.