New report exposes the dark web.


What is believed to be the first ever comprehensive report on the 'dark web' has been published recently by Intelliagg. Intelliagg monitors, collects and aggregates intelligence about organisations and individuals that could pose a threat to their clients. Although partial efforts to map the dark web have been attempted before, Intelliagg and Darksum are the first to employ hard data to paint a comprehensive picture of its contents. The report accurately maps the dark web and offers valuable insights into the poorly understood realm of cyberspace.

Intelliagg found that, despite its reputation, only 48% of the sites on the dark web are illegal. Drugs featured 4% of the time, whereas weapons and pornography-fetish come up at less than 2% collectively. Leaked data (28%) and financial fraud (12%). Perhaps not surprisingly, the vast majority of information is in English (76%). German and Chinese are next at 4% and 3.7% respectively.

The most discernible differences between the Internet and the dark web lie in anonymity and size. The dark web is much smaller than commonly thought; a mere 30,000 sites - a small fraction of the size of the Internet. The Internet has a protective monitoring system that can block and remove illegal or harmful websites and has the capability to identify users. By its very nature, the dark web depends on its anonymity. Users are unidentifiable and untraceable, websites are hard to find, unless you're in 'the know', and sites on the dark web cannot be reached without the use...

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