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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

Illegal sales on the Dark Web using Bitcoin

The sheer diversity of sites on the Dark Web is only limited by people's imagination. I've heard the Dark Web called many things. One of them is eBay on steroids or eBay for criminals.

The truth is that you can buy just about anything on the Dark Web, such as drugs, weapons, counterfeit documentation, and various additional illegal substances and services. Alongside that, you can buy anything you might find in legal stores or websites. From carrots and vegetables to electronic equipment, some sites sell jokes and gags, such as underage fake IDs – you can even find animals for sale, some of which are illegal.

But never, ever buy anything on the Dark Web with your credit card. Purchases on the Dark Web are performed using cryptocurrency (or digital currency), such as Bitcoin (to name the most well-known one – there a quite a few out there).

To use Bitcoin, users need to create an account and a Bitcoin wallet. The buyer sends Bitcoin from their wallet...