Dark Web: News

Dark Web is a part of the World Wide Web that is not indexed by the search engines. One would need the Tor browser to access its content. It is often considered to be a center where criminal activities thrive. In fact, in 2019, a study by University of Surrey pointed out that of all the listings in the dark web, 60% has the potential to cause harm to enterprises. This of course excludes those listings that sell drugs. However, not all is illegal. Like, one can join Tor's “Facebook,” or BlackBook, or even a chess club. Dark web is often confused with the deep web, but both aren’t the same. In fact, the dark web is a subset of the deep web, which is hidden intentionally.

03 Jun 2024

Cybercrimes

Ticketmaster suffers massive cyberattack, 560 million users at risk

Ticketmaster, a leading ticket sales company, has been targeted in a cyberattack, that potentially compromises the personal and financial information of approximately 560 million users.

08 Apr 2024

Cybersecurity

Major data breach hits boAt, 7.5 million customers affected

In a significant cybersecurity incident, the data of more than 7.5 million customers of boAt, a leading manufacturer of smartwatches and audio products, has been exposed on the dark web.

DarkBERT is ChatGPT for the Dark Web: How it works

We are just months into the AI frenzy started by ChatGPT, and large language models (LLMs) and applications based on them have gained massive popularity in this short span.

13 Jun 2019

Google Chrome

This is how you can access the Dark Web

Believe it or not, not all of the Internet is visible to everyone. In fact, a major part of it is "hidden", and cannot be accessed through browsers like Chrome.

03 Feb 2019

Security

Over 2 billion emails, passwords stolen: Check if you're safe

Just a few days back, 'Have I Been Pwned' founder Troy Hunt discovered 773 million usernames and passwords in a leaked data dump known as 'Collection #1'.

02 Jan 2019

Delhi Police

When Delhi Police decided to educate people about 'ganja'

Ahead of the New Year celebrations, the Delhi Police did a commendable job and busted an international ganja racket involving items such as marijuana, marijuana oil and wax imported from the US.

17 Dec 2018

Technology

#DarkWeb: Your complete digital life is available for Rs. 3,500

Dark Web is the hub for selling information stolen in account hacks and security breaches.

17 Nov 2018

Pakistan News

150,000 Pakistani debit cards selling on dark web: Details here

Just last week, Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) revealed that nearly all banks in the country have been hacked, compromising data of more than 20,000 customers.

05 Oct 2018

Facebook

Stolen Facebook logins selling on dark web for just $3

A number of Facebook accounts compromised in the recent data breach have been spotted on the dark web, selling for just $3 (Rs. 220).

11 Jul 2018

Google

What is Dark Web and how can you access it?

Believe it or not, not all of the internet is visible to everyone. In fact, a major part of it is "hidden," and cannot be accessed through browsers like Chrome.

17 Oct 2017

India

Bank details of Indians are available online for Rs. 500

The dark web is a cornucopia of all things banned, illegal or prohibited: if you know how to access its innermost layers, you might get plenty of confidential information at really cheap prices.

14 Jun 2017

Google

German police arrest Dark Web market admin in rare break

On 8th June, the German police arrested the alleged administrator of a Dark Web marketplace from where a gun was purchased and used for the July 2016 shootings in Munich.

19 May 2017

Zomato

Zomato strikes a deal with the hacker

Zomato said hacker has taken down the information of users put on sale on the Dark Web in return of a bug bounty program.

18 May 2017

India

17 million accounts on Zomato 'hacked'

India's largest online food-portal Zomato has become the latest target of hacking. A security blog called Hackread claims over 17 million accounts have been breached.

09 May 2017

India

Child abuse website gets busted, reveals sordid state of humanity

A website, where people engaged in child sexual abuse content, has finally been exposed.

The next-gen search engine?

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Pentagon's scientific-innovation department, is developing a search engine capable of mining the entirety of the internet - the Surface Web, the Dark Web and the Deep Web.