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Hands-On Dark Web Analysis

By : Sion Retzkin
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Hands-On Dark Web Analysis

By: Sion Retzkin

Overview of this book

The overall world wide web is divided into three main areas - the Surface Web, the Deep Web, and the Dark Web. The Deep Web and Dark Web are the two areas which are not accessible through standard search engines or browsers. It becomes extremely important for security professionals to have control over these areas to analyze the security of your organization. This book will initially introduce you to the concept of the Deep Web and the Dark Web and their significance in the security sector. Then we will deep dive into installing operating systems and Tor Browser for privacy, security and anonymity while accessing them. During the course of the book, we will also share some best practices which will be useful in using the tools for best effect. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on experience working with the Deep Web and the Dark Web for security analysis
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt

Dangers of the Dark Web

One of the dangers of the Dark Web is having our information uploaded and displayed there. This has happened to Facebook, British Airways, the Marriott hotel chain, and many more. I will talk about one or two in this chapter.

For example, a top investment firm was discovered to save their client's information on unsecure servers. The information included Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as their social security information and bank account numbers. This information was published on the Dark Web, putting the clients (and the investment firm) at risk

A Middle Eastern website was found to have inadvertently leaked administrative level credentials and credentials for remote terminals in several countries, to the Dark Web (it is not known how or who did it). This was caught in time, but the danger is there.

A major US healthcare organization, who was monitored by a Dark Web threat intelligence company, was found to have sensitive human resources and internal...