Facts About the Deep Web: The Deep web is like the unsung hero of the Internet which makes up for almost whole of the Internet, uncovers what most people don’t want us to, and still stays in the dark, not reciting the song of its glory on a microphone.
That’s one of the reasons why I took to scribbling these facts about the deep web here in this article. We will be discussing some of the most bizarre and deep web stories unheard of from the Deep web, just make sure by the end of this article you don’t start doubting your own existence.
But before embarking on this adventurous journey of facts about the deep web, let’s see what the Deep web is and why you need to invest your time understanding it.
Disclaimer – Accessing the Deep/Dark web may be illegal. We do not encourage it. It’s your responsibility to establish its legal-nature before clicking on a link, or getting involved in any activity anywhere on the Internet.
What is the Deep Web?
Before telling you that, let me tell you that whatever it is, it’s “not” the Dark web. I do understand that the words “Deep Web” and “Dark web” are used interchangeably most often, but nope those words don’t represent the same meaning.
The deep web is that part of the Internet which is not indexed on any search engine, which doesn’t have any specified URL, but it does exist all the same.
And as Wikipedia says “the biggest weakness of the Deep Web is also its greatest strength: it’s really hard to find anything“.
It’s the direct opposite of the “Surface Web“, meaning the normal web that we browse and use in our day-to-day life.
Well it’s not possible to understand the deep web entirely without understanding what the dark web is and how it’s different from the Deep web.
Deep Web VS Dark Web
There’s a very thin silver lining between the deep and the dark web. The “Dark Web” is the “worst” version of the deep web, something you might seriously consider avoiding.
Now, the deep web is just “Web Content” that’s hidden. It might be previous update records of a mobile App, government databases, sealed online wikis etc.
It’s not necessarily the black-eyed demon the internet portrays it to be. It’s just chunks of data that’s not on the surface, is not indexed by Search engines, and maybe the owners don’t want you looking at it.
Let’s say you want to leak a document that has proof or a solid theory of how Kennedy was killed, you can’t post it on a blog called whokilledkennedy.com, right? The government organizations have quite a number of agencies to keep this kind of stuff off the internet.
So that’s where deep web comes to your rescue, you can publish your content on a deep web forum, people would take notice and the govt. won’t poke your nose over there.
So basically the deep web is accessible generally without a lot of layers of protection. A simple TOR browser generally does the trick.
While the Dark web is the hostile, violent, illegal and restricted part of Dark-web that needs special browsers and proxies to access it. Also, it’s not just “documents” you find on the Dark web, you might as well find the nuclear launch codes, that probably gives you an idea of what’s available over there?
Positive Uses of the Deep /Dark Web
Well not everything out there on the Deep/dark web is malicious. One of the “positive” facts about the deep web is; the best uses the deep web has ever been put to is leaking govt. sensitive documents, (which you need to know but the govt. doesn’t want you to), or maybe whistle-blowing about a certain case involving someone you can’t risk exposing yourself to.
Facts about the Deep Web
Anyway, this is an article about the Facts about the deep web (don’t miss #5!), so let’s not stretch this much further.
The Deep web, although is the “hidden” part of the internet, it actually comprises of the “whole of the internet”, while the surface internet, the Internet which we use, only compares to about less than 4% of it. (Refer to the above picture!)
In other languages, the “deep web” is around 500 times larger than the surface web. Imagine a pond, imagine it ten times, 100, and now make it 500, I’m sure you’re getting the picture now.
Accessing the Deep Web
You can’t just search for “The deep web” on Google and click on a link to it. It’s like the basic(est) fact about the deep web. That’s the whole point of it not being “indexed”.
You need the TOR browser to access the deep/dark web. They basically are “browsers” with VPN features built in. In short, you won’t be risking your privacy or location while using TOR to access the deep web.
It might come as a “deep web fact” to you but it’s generally public-knowledge that Tor isn’t 100% safe or secure. It sure is comparatively more secure and wants to protect you, but it still can’t offer bullet-proof security. This is why it’s advised to always use Tor in unison with a VPN to bridge the security gap that Tor leaves.
Credit Card Marts!
What if I told you, there might be someone selling your complete credit card details on a forum made specifically for that very purpose?
Well they do exist, there are people who sell credit card details on the deep web for pennies. And the most uncomfortable fact about that is, you might land on such a forum and you wouldn’t even know how tempted you’re going to be!
And no it’s not as if you’re going to have to learn hacking or something, it’s as easy as posting a forum status saying “I want American express credit cards”, or maybe “looking for CC dumps”, and you’ll get replies even before you finish typing that sentence.
Note: If you want to check deep web sites, which offers card dumps and documents then check out ” Bitcoin, Money, Credit Card, PayPal Accounts and Others Financial Service Marketplace Deep Web Links ”
If they can sell credit cards, who’s to say weapons can’t be sold? Well yes just like you might have bought your juicer from Amazon, there are people and groups who buy weapons off the deep web and probably with a lot more ease.
Some people have even tried the recent, unfortunate Paris attacks to weapons bought off the deep web! After all whose going to resist if there’s a weapon for the taking at just couple hundred dollars?
Note: Looking links related to deep web darknet markets, which offers weapons sell and buy service then you can check ” Weapons, Hack, Phreak, Anarchy (internet), Warez, Virus, Crack Deep Web Links ”
But what if I told you that even “spirits” are sold over the deep web? Yeah, spirit of the dead ones! And the worst part is, normally the “souls/spirits” up for sale aren’t from someone’s grandmother who dies at 99, instead they’re of “child miscarriages” and “suicide deaths”!
And the selling isn’t even the worst part, the worst part is those “products” even get sold at quite a high price! Can you imagine yourself buying the soul of a unborn child? Yeah I didn’t think so!
This really is the 21st century, after all we can buy everything online, can’t we? And the prior statement is a fact rather than just a fact about the deep web, we “really” can buy everything online!
And nope, I’m not talking about groceries, cats, or even private jets!
There are certain forums over the deep web where you can hire HITMEN! Well yes, you can choose your target, choose your price-range and they “claim” to get the job done.
You can even choose the “quantity”! (What I don’t get is, how can “Kill Mr. X: Quantity 2″ be delivered? Will they kill him two times?).
Anyway let me tell you, if you ever come across such a forum, you should see a red X on the top right corner of your screen, click on it immediately and take shelter in the Himalayas for couple weeks.
Check out Hire a Hitman service related links ” Services/Hitman/Escrow deep web links( Most useful deep web marketplace links) ”
Well this doesn’t really come as a shocker. If you can buy weapons and hitmen, you can totally buy explosives no doubt! Why I’m mentioning this separately because one of the journalists from a leading media-firm actually confirmed the authenticity by buying C-4 explosives off a deep web seller.
The deep-web actually grows faster compared to the surface web. That’s surprising, considering the billions of Facebook /Twitter / Gmail / Blogs / Video contributors like us exist.
So if the deep web is growing faster, you can only imagine how much of data gets added to it per day! And that begs the question, how much data is “not being crawled” by Search Engines and being missed by the general Internet users.
Strict and narrow Forums
One of the facts about the deep web that distinctly separates it from the surface web is that, it’s not multi-niche and over there you won’t find “Mike’s life blog” or maybe “Harold’s all in one grooming tips”.
The forums on the deep web are extremely narrow and specific. Meaning, if there’s a blog selling spirits, it’ll be dedicated to that specific purpose. Same goes for the E-hitman we talked about, or anything in particular.
Bottomline, the deep web has specific forums for every topic, so there’s no “everything here” forum.
You may also check >> Forums and Community ( The hidden wiki url)
Silk-Road (The Illegal E-commerce for everything illegal!)
Talking about the facts about the deep web and not mentioning Silk-road is just an insult to the deep web. Silk road was one of the most “successful” deep-web platforms which was made for buying and selling everything that you can’t buy and sell in the real-world market. Including:-
- Top-grade hackers.
- Counterfeit money.
- Document forgers
- DRUGS (Caps because, this was the most-selling product on Silk-road!)
You could find almost any kind of product, specifically drug there, untill recently when the FBI arrested the founder of the website and shut silk-road down.
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Again, listing it here simply because it’s one of the many facts about the deep web, but honestly I’m not shocked with this anymore. Ofcourse people can buy Fake IDs from the deep web!
Facts about Cats
Well, you wanted “absurd” facts about the deep web? Here it is! And it’s not absurd or bizarre because it’s about cats, but because it’s on the deep web!
I mean who would want to “secretly” pass cat information, right? But well, these forums do exist sharing just some basic, interesting cat facts, nothing serious!
Chat with the dead!
One of the many “creative” aspects of the people from the deep web is the fact that there are forums and sites which actually teach you how to “chat with the dead”!
Yes, they teach you how to summon spirits, how to talk to them and what not! Just creepy!
Like Spaghetti? How about human intestine?
This falls under one of the creepiest facts about the deep web. Forums which discuss how to slice, cook and then eat human-flesh! And they don’t just stop there.
You can even find comment boxes or chat boxes down there where people talk to each other on “how a specific human part felt” when they ate it!
Humans eating humans? This is the end of the world!
Bonus Fear:– Here’s the link to a web archive of the Cannibal cafe! (It’s like an “offline/saved” version so nope it won’t harm you, and isn’t illegal! But let me warn you, the content is REALLY offensive, creepy, horrible and all the other words you can think of, so proceed with caution!)
Here are some real screenshots off the deep web for you, of some of the Marketplaces and products you might find over at the deep web helping you grasp some more facts about the deep web.
“Atlantis”- It came up as an alternative after Silk road was shut-down.
Organized Criminal group for hire.
More Scams/ Less Professionalism
The Dark Web is a Sub-set of the Deep Web. Considering the nature of Dark web sites this is a major fact about the Darkweb you should be aware of.
Note that the sites on the Dark Web can be operated by anyone, without the least bit of legal compliance . In most cases, those individuals are anonymous and can’t be tracked.
The Dark Web is one of the easiest and most accessible platforms for hackers and scammers. Taking the advantage of the same, majority of the sites on the Dark Web are either completely a scam, or just not professional-enough. You either won’t get fast replies, fair refund policies, or basically anything which is “legal” or generally expected.
It’s not always the case, but on the Deep/Dark web has a much frequent occurrence.
The most recent and explosive proof of this is the Empire Market exit scam! Empire Market was the biggest, most trustworthy and most well-established darknet market till the last month. The admins were making millions (literally) and everything was perfect.
And then, the market exit-scammed. It’s speculated that the admins ran off with over 30 million in user funds! Do note that it’s almost impossible to track these individuals. Even when done, users who deposited funds on the market won’t get a cent back, simply cause it was illegal, and, because Bitcoin can’t simply be “refunded”.
In Empire’s absence, Empire market alternatives have popped up. These are trustworthy, for now.
Shift to Monero
Recently, we’ve noticed a shift in the preferred mode of payment on the dark web. Earlier, Bitcoin was the only way to pay on darkweb markets.
However, a number of marketplaces have begun shifting to Monero which is considered to be safer than Bitcoin. While BTC is still accepted almost on all darkweb sites, Monero may soon take over completely.
There are P2P networks on the Deepweb, which aren’t indexed on search engines or available to the pubic. Rather, a set of specific IP addresses are allowed to access the network, share files and access many other kinds of services.
Public IPs are blocked from accessing the network. This for sure is a more advanced use of the Deep web, but one that’s more common that we anticipate. The traffic can also be encrypted and basically hidden from public-eyes. In other words, the Deep Web can be used to create a network which is only available to a select few.
Ease of Vending/Selling
So far, we talked of Murder-for-hire services, drug markets, card markets and other such extremely illegal websites existing on the Deep web. The “Ease of selling” on these marketplaces is unbelievable by itself.
In most cases, anyone on the planet can signup for free on these eBay-like marketplaces. Then they occasionally pay a small vendor-fee (USD $50-$500) for vending-rights, or it’s just free.
And next, anyone can start selling the weirdest, most illegal content in the next couple minutes on the dark web.
Ease of “Ordering” Products
Sure, ask yourself how can someone just order guns online, or drugs? Well, that’s the scary part. They do. People most often order all these goodies to their very own addresses!
A simple Bitcoin payment (or in other accepted Cryptocurrencies) is all that’s required to order anything on the Deep/Dark web. The logic here is, most customers use Tor + a VPN and in some cases even customized Dark web operating systems to place the orders.
Hence, law enforcement can’t easily prove that the residents of an address actually ordered the products. They’ve got plausible deniability. So as long as users aren’t caught-in-the-act, addresses shockingly serve just fine!
Tor Browser is government-funded.
Tor browser is one of the most integral parts of the Deep web. It’s the most popular and also the most successful deep web browsers to ever exist. It’s literally the pinnacle of anonymity and privacy in the Deep-web world.
But the shocking truth is that, it was not only launched as a Military project, but to this day is funded in part by the U.S and many other governments. Despite that, it’s still trusted as the most secure way to access the deep web (although some of you may have contrasting opinion).
Fortunately though, the U.S govt’s involvement (via donations) has been on a recline in the last couple years. For now, Mozilla has been one of the biggest supporters and donated USD $ $522,188 in 2018.
Although (and again, surprisingly) even though the govt.-bodies donate massive amounts of money to Tor, they aren’t allowed to request backdoors, altering of code or anything of that nature.
One of the lesser-known facts about the Dark web is that quite a few of those “illegal” sites are actually honeypots. These are setups, designed by Law enforcement agencies to trap and track individuals interested in illegal activities.
Especially those sites which require any real-link to your life, e.g. your unclean Bitcoins, documents/identification details (for creation of fake documents) etc. are the riskiest.
In some cases, even legitimate Darknet markets are used as Honeypots. Law Enforcements hack into the servers, or seize the servers and the admins, but do not let the news out. New users keep flowing in, and when the time is right the agencies make their move.
Obviously, the best way to avoid falling for a honeypot is not getting involved in any illegal activities to begin with.
Deepweb Blackmailers/ Trollers
There are certain individuals/groups which do not get involved in any illegal activity directly.
Rather, they monitor comments, profiles, and other actions of deep web users.
At times, these individuals/groups even create extremely illegal or controversial sites.
They then trace the Bitcoin payment all the way to the users actual Bitcoin address.
(Here are the best Bitcoin mixers which will help you mask/anonymize your bitcoin payments.)
Either way, the end-goal of these people is to find a way to contact you, in person. Maybe an e-mail ID, a social network profile or something else.
And then, they start blackmailing or trolling you.
(Read our guide on How to access the deep web safely to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.)
They’d demand a payment, or at times even just a public apology in return of their silence.
In a way, these sites too are honeypots of sorts.
I’m pretty sure this isn’t something you knew of, did you?
Is it Illegal to Access the Deep Web?
Obviously if you went through the points above, the one question that’ll hit you for sure is, is it legal accessing the Deep Web?
To answer that, you need to know that the Deep Web is a larger pond, and the Dark web is just a part/section of that pond.
It’s not illegal accessing the Deep Web. Even your bank account details are deep-web content (not indexed on Search Engines). Although the “Dark Web” is basically the “illegal” part of the Deep Web.
Now a couple years ago, it wasn’t that big of an issue simply “accessing” the Darknet. But now the governments and law enforcement agencies are coming in hard on this part of the Internet.
It’s still not “officially illegal” to stumble by mistake on a Darknet market or Hitman site, but getting involved in any activity (buying/selling/using) any of these Darknet platforms totally is.
In other words, as long as you’re on the “Deep Web” (legal sites/forums/ social networks etc). it’s not illegal to access the Deep Web. But if you’re on a site which offers illegal goods and services, accessing it may land you in trouble.
Note that simply using TOR isn’t illegal either. No matter what, as soon as you launch TOR it’s a very good idea to launch a VPN simultaneously as well. In my experience, NordVPN is the best VPN out there.
So that’s all I could dig up as far as this facts about the deep web article is concerned folks. But I’m sure you’ve heard stories too, so why not make use of the comment box and share them with us?
Although let me tell you something, the silver lining between the deep and the dark web is a very thin one. So if you ever find yourself on the deep web. You might not know, when you’re stepping into its darker version, hence it’s better to avoid it as long as you can hold your temptations.
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