The internet we use every day is massive in size – triple the size of the ocean but that is just on the surface of it. There are layers to the internet and the internet we surf is just the top layer and it doesn’t even scratch the surface of what is underneath.
The second layer of the internet is called the Deep Web where all the transactions, microtransactions, passwords and other encrypted data flows around. This layer is very secure and does everything securely under the surface so hackers cannot easily access this sensitive information.
The third and probably the most dangerous layer is the Dark Web. This is a place that is not easily accessible to a normal being and a place for a vast number of illicit and nefarious activities. These activities range from hiring hackers to stealing data and beyond what our minds can comprehend. It is like a black market of the internet where everything illegal is happening.
According to a research, it was evident that there are more than $1.5 trillion generated from cybercrime services on the Dark Web market. Other than that, credit card details, cybercrimes, illegal arms dealership is also a part of this world.
Take a look at the following infographic about the Dark Web.
Infographic by: raconteur.com