Monitoring the dark web, why do we need to do it?
Dark Web monitoring has highlighted that those seeking thrills and hot deals are exposing themselves to a vortex of nefarious activity.
There are many market places in the dark web exclusively accessed only through specific browsers such as TOR (The Onion Router). The darkweb has become the most sought after place in cyberspace for nefarious activity and content not normally visible to the public eye. What is usually banned or inaccessible via normal browsers can be found on the darkweb.
Users of the darkweb, especially for 1st time users who just got into the dark web; will have many questions about how it all works given the contents and sites are nowhere near the sophistication we are used to with normal websites accessible via the regular browsers. When delved deeper and carefully analyzed the current dark web is a safe haven for black hats, scammers, swindlers, and black market traders all the same.
Given there isn’t any “authority’ on the darkweb, the onus is on users to carefully discern what is real and what is fake. As most users in the darkweb are either looking for “hot deals” or thrill of knowledge, they are usually placing themselves in a lawless community of nefarious activity. Everything that is outlawed and banned on the Clearnet ends up in the Darkweb. Content that includes hacking tools, credit card/banking details, hacked email addresses, Fullz and Dumps, drugs and so much more, are freely available, and bought/sold on the darkweb.
Almost every market that can be found in the darkweb are known to sell black market contents.
Let’s enumerate the top markets as of today:
Tochka Free Market
Other known markets are:
Empire Market (Rumored as Former Alphabay)