This is the latest accepted revision, reviewed on 3 Onionland bitcoin 2018. Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about darknet websites.
The dark web is the World Wide Web content that exists on darknets, overlay networks that use the Internet but require specific software, configurations or authorization to access. The darknets which constitute the dark web include small, friend-to-friend peer-to-peer networks, as well as large, popular networks like Tor, Freenet, and I2P, operated by public organizations and individuals. This confusion dates back to at least 2009. In July 2017, Roger Dingledine, one of the three founders of the Tor Project, said that Facebook is the biggest hidden service. A more recent February 2016 study from researchers at King’s College London gives the following breakdown of content by an alternative category set, highlighting the illicit use of .
Many hackers sell their services either individually or as a part of groups. Many such sites are scams themselves. There are reports of crowdfunded assassinations and hitmen for hire, however, these are believed to be exclusively scams. There is an urban legend that one can find live murder on the dark web. The term “Red Room” has been coined based on the Japanese animation and urban legend of the same name.