What is the dark web? How to access it and what you’ll find

What is Dark Web ?

The dark web is part of the internet that isn’t visible to search engines and requires the use of an anonymizing browser called Tor to be accessed. 

 

You can buy credit card numbers, all manner of drugs, guns, counterfeit money, stolen subscription credentials, hacked Netflix accounts and software that helps you break into other people’s computers. Buy login credentials to a $50,000 Bank of America account for $500. Get $3,000 in counterfeit $20 bills for $600. Buy seven prepaid debit cards, each with a $2,500 balance, for $500 (express shipping included). A “lifetime” Netflix premium account goes for $6. You can hire hackers to attack computers for you. You can buy usernames and passwords.

But not everything is illegal, the dark web also has a legitimate side. For example, you can join a chess club or BlackBook, a social network described as the “the Facebook of Tor.”

Dark web browser

All of this activity, this vision of a bustling marketplace, might make you think that navigating the dark web is easy. It isn’t. The place is as messy and chaotic as you would expect when everyone is anonymous, and a substantial minority are out to scam others. 

Accessing the dark web requires the use of an anonymizing browser called Tor. The Tor browser routes your web page requests through a series of proxy servers operated by thousands of volunteers around the globe, rendering your IP address unidentifiable and untraceable. Tor works like magic, but the result is an experience that’s like the dark web itself: unpredictable, unreliable and maddeningly slow.

Is the dark web illegal?

We don’t want to leave you with the impression that everything on the dark web is nefarious or illegal. The Tor network began as an anonymous communications channel, and it still serves a valuable purpose in helping people communicate in environments that are hostile to free speech. “A lot of people use it in countries where there’s eavesdropping or where internet access is criminalized,” 

 

If you want to learn all about privacy protection or cryptocurrency, the dark web has plenty to offer. There are a variety of private and encrypted email services, instructions for installing an anonymous operating system and advanced tips for the privacy-conscious.

How to access the Dark Web ?

Steps-

1 )Start with Encryption Download Tor and the Tor Browser.

2)Prepare Your Computer.

You don’t want anything on your computer that hacker could take advantage , which is pretty much everything. So take a minute to clear things-shutdown all apps and ongoing functions.

3) Open the browser with a clear destination in mind.

Without browser like Google carefully organising search result , the Dark web is somewhat disarrayed , which can make it difficultto find what looking for. We strongly suggest that you do lot of research and know exacyly where you are going before you start.

4) Understand how transactions work before you do anything.

5) Always remember safety first.

6)Close everything when you done.

Massive Collection of 2.2 Billion Usernames and Passwords Circulated in Hacker Forums

The massive collection of the breached database was identified by security researcher Chris Rouland from torrented files. He said WIRED that the collection has already circulated widely among the underground hacker forums.

Rouland could see that the database has been downloaded for more than 1,000 times and seeded by more than 130 people.

 

The massive collection of the breached database was identified by security researcher Chris Rouland from torrented files. He said WIRED that the collection has already circulated widely among the underground hacker forums.

Rouland could see that the database has been downloaded for more than 1,000 times and seeded by more than 130 people.

Before two weeks a massive collection “Collection#1” found by security researcher Troy Hunt from MEGA cloud storage. The collection contains 773 million records and have merely 87GB of data.

Before two weeks a massive collection “Collection#1” found by security researcher Troy Hunt from MEGA cloud storage. The collection contains 773 million records and have merely 87GB of data.

70000 Pakistani Banks Credits Cards with PIN Available for Sale in Dark Web Markets

70000 Pakistani Banks Credits Cards with PIN Available for Sale in Dark Web Markets

Researchers discovered 2 new databases online that contains a 70000 Pakistani Banks Credit/Debit cards data go sale on the underground market.

Group-IB who were discovered this database estimated the vaule nearly 3.5 million USD and it is one of the big sale of Pakistani banks data on dark web in the past 6 months.

These stolen cards data now available for sale in Joker’s Stash , one of the biggest underground dark web market for stolen credit/debit cards.

All the available data are unauthorized digital copies of the information contained in the magnetic stripe of a payment card which belongs to single Pakistani Bank – Meezan Bank Ltd.

Interesting part is that all the cards came to sale with PIN number and the each card price was fixed as $50 which is pretty higher that normal card sale price $10 to $40 on dark web.

 

2 Different Dumps

First discovered dump contains 1,535 cards data with the title of «PAKISTAN-D+P-01» and 1,457 of which were issued by Meezan Bank Ltd and the card data was set up for sale on Jan. 24, 2019

 

Second Database bigger than the first one which was on January 30th with the name of The «PAKISTAN-D+P-02» on Joker’s Stash that contains comprised of the details of 67,654 cards of Pakistani banks.

 

Researchers believe that the stolen data from that the leak might be involved in a larger incident, potentially an advanced actor gaining access to card systems within Pakistan.