A glimpse into the Dark Web

Richard Beck, Head, Cyber Security at QA, states that PMs need to be able to understand the dark side of digital.
The World Wide Web could contain between two and 20 trillion pages. Google indexes 50 Billion webpages every day in 2014, which is less that 2.5% of the total.
The Surface Web is any website that can be indexed using a standard search engine like Google, Bing, or Yahoo. The Deep Web is anything that a search engines can’t find.
Mike Bergman, a computer scientist, is credited for inventing the term “Deep Web” in 2000. The Deep Web is about 3,000 times larger than the surface web.
The Deep Web, also known as the Invisible, Hidden, or Deep Net, is a place where information on the WWW cannot be indexed by standard search engines. It’s simply the hidden part of the internet.
Search engines use automated technology for crawling and indexing pages on the internet. These “spiders”, collect information such as keywords, content, titles, descriptions, and the importance and number links to and from each site.
Google is not the only search engine for the “surface web” – although it is undeniably the most popular, with more than 3.5 billion daily searches. There are actually over 6,000 search engines.
No matter what type of search engine you use, there is one part of the WWW search engines cannot find – the Deep Web. Deep Web content is easily found if you move away from Google and search directly on a website. Academic databases and libraries contain large amounts of Deep Web data.
These websites require a search to find most of the Deep Web content. It is usually not illegal or scary. The Dark Web can be found if you dig a little deeper into the Internet.
Although the Dark Web has attracted the attention of the public recently, there have been websites that have been involved in criminal activity for as long as the World Wide Web. Criminals have always challenged the boundaries of law, innovation, and law.
The internet was a huge breakthrough in criminal justice. They saw the potential for exploitation and realized the benefits of this global network long before the majority of the population.
The internet is more anonymous and faster than any other communication medium. Criminals have increased access to like-minded individuals and millions of potential victims through the World Wide Web.
Cyber-enabled crime can be categorized as cyber-dependent crime. Cyber-enabled crime is an illegal activity that was carried out before the internet and computers, but has been further facilitated by the internet.
Cyber-dependent crimes are crimes that were not possible before the advent of computers and the internet. They can only be committed via these mediums. These crimes include hacking, denying legitimate use of services, and malware infections.
Dark and dangerous content is what the Dark Web holds, as its name implies. It is fine to click random links on the surface internet, but it is not the case with the Dark Web.
You should not visit a Dark Web link unless you are certain that you aren’t committing any offenses. This is especially true if you are a business owner or project manager. This is one area of internet usage where an “if in doubt don’t” policy can protect you, your projects, and your organization from serious risk.
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