What is the Dark Net? Basically if you think about it. You can separate the internet into three different levels the clear net, the deep web and the dark net.
The clear net is everything you can find on Google or any search engine. The deep web would be something you can reach but you can’t really access because there’s a username and password. And then there’s the darknet so now we’re on the dark net on tour. There are a lot of different types of darknets tour is one there are many others and the darknet is used in order to remain anonymous online but unfortunately it’s also been used a lot by criminals because it guarantees their anonymity and their security and allows them to collaborate in a way that does not expose them in terms of what is sold in the underground. Right now we’re looking at different types of drugs which is one of the main businesses in the criminal underground.
In the darknet we have fake identities passports IDs driver’s license these help facilitate online fraud other things that we can see in the underground counterfeit money renting the services of hackers but one of the biggest things that happens in the criminal underground is underground stores which sell goods and services as well from fraud related topics to weapons to jewelry to digital products and healthcare records which is on the rise with criminals over a hundred million records were stolen last year, so criminals are now looking into ways that they can monetize and gain access into these records to perform online fraud. For example, we’re now in an underground German forum where there’s a lot of collaboration between criminals there’s one thing we have to keep in mind money breaks all barriers so criminals from all over the world cooperate and share information to run these attacks. If you are a European attacker and you are hacking a U.S account you’d probably want to have somebody in the U.S helping you and they do it very fast.