TRIP INTO THE DEEPWEB: THE HIDDEN WEB
From the Islamic State development to Anonymous and Wikileaks. You should know that a relevant part of the most important events recently occurred in the last decade began in the deepweb.
Fasten your seat belt, hold your breath because we are going to explore the world of the deepweb.
HISTORICAL OUTLINE OF DEEPWEB
Glen Park Public Library, San Francisco, Usa. During a normal autumnal afternoon, Roos Ulbricht, a 29 years old graduate at the University of San Francisco, is one of many students using the wifi connection offered by the library.
The silence reigned among the desks and wooden shelfs full of books. Suddenly, eight FBI agents bursted into the library, surrounding the young student and preventing him to touch his laptop. They wanted to catch him red-handed.
According to the enquirers, Ross Ulbricht is the legendary founder and promoter of Silk Road, the E-bay of drugs: marijuana, lsd, mdma, heroin, pure cocaine, these are the items sold by this web store called Silk Road in the name of Marco Polo’s rout crossing Asia to reach China.
In 2013 Silk Road gained a billion of users, in two years the online drugs market obtained 1,2 milliard dollars in Bitcoin transactions. Bitcoin is the name given to this currency used in the deepweb to arrange off-sure transactions, simple, quick, and first of all anonymous.
BITCOIN RATE OF EXCHANGE WITH EURO, DOLLAR, AND STERLING
I am quite sure that the majority of you have never heard about Bitocoin, Darknet or Silk Road. This article is aimed to introduce you this world directly, without any kind of filter. We find out how to enter in the deepweb meanders and we retrieved some direct evidences: files, discussions, screenshots.
We want to focus on themes that are neglected by newspapers or tv programmes; in fact they seem to ignore this issue. Maybe, after reading this testimony, you will realize the reason why they avoid to analyse this topic.
WHAT IS THE DEEPWEB?
The Darknet constitues the 96% of the whole traffic web data. It could seem unbelievable but actually the “normal” web represents just the 4% of the entire world traffic web data. The fact is that this is just the the tip of the iceberg.
The Darknet is the hidden part of the world wide web that is not covered by the conventional broswers of research. In fact it can be reached only through some specific softwares such as Tor, a broswer which symbol is an onion. This logo provides a complete description of what deepweb is: a virtual place made up of numberless and very thin layers.
It is a “virtual place” projected by human brains where each link or word conceals a myriad of chatrooms, forums, and stores treating border-line arguments thare not findable in the Clearnet ( the conventional web).
Silk Road, such as a lot of other deepweb sites, has been closed after Ulbricht arrest. Anyway, it wasn’t a big issue to face out by hackers. According to the deepweb logics all that is banned or closed by the FBi is destined to re-open under different names and shapes. As an Arab phoenix rising again from its own ashes.
Considering the scarce interviews released by the promoters of the Darknet,at now we know that the deepweb grew up following the Liberism and Libertinisms ethic.
WHICH ARE THE TREND TOPICS OF THE DEEPWEB?
During our exploration, we run across bizarre forums, announcements and stores.
Basic lay-outs, total absence of banners and strong contents are the first impressive features once you open a Tor web page. You just have to take a look to Hidden Wiki ( The Wikipedia version of the Darknet) to understand how things work in there.
The Hidden Wiki home page represents a good point to start every kind of research. All the subjects are devided into sections:
Discussions, questions and opinions about personal projects aimed to achieve personal goals or profit.
THEME: ” I WANT TO CONCEAL SOME MONEY”
USER X ASKS:
“I am wondering if it would be possible to open an account abroad to avoid the italian financial controls, I just don’t want to pay other taxes. I mean…It is an amount of some thousands of euro that I don’t want to declare.
Please contact me if you have more experience in this field.”
BUYING AND SELLING OF CREDIT CARDS CODES
USER Z SAYS:
“Hi onions! This is the point… I have the possibility to buy numbers and codes of credit cards headed to physical owners that they use to buy items online. I am wondering if these cards can be used to develop cashout transactions.”
*CASHOUT is the name used to indicate operation exchange of money into Bitcoin and viceversa.”
Theme: HOME MADE LSD
USER W ASKS:
“Hi there, do you know how can I find this chemical product? I need some lysergic acid.”
USER Y ANSWERS:
“It is difficult to find because it’s a fundamental substance to make LSD, and it’s under the police control. I suggest you to take a look in the deepweb market stores.”
THEME: HOW TO TRANSPORT SOME WEED
USER A ASKS:
“Hi guys, I need to conceal almost 30g of weed for a ferryboat trip. Any advice?”
USER B ANSWERS:
“Try to hide it inside a bottle of Coca-Cola. You can also use some silver paper, a plastic bag and some adhesive tape to roll up the bottle.”
CHEMISTRY AND PYRO
THEME: HOW TO MAKE AN HOME MADE EXPLOSIVES!
“There are several bombs that are tough to built because you need sofisticated materiales not easy to be found, but fotunately it doesn’t regard all the bombs. This one that I am going to explain is not a real bomb but it causes a little explosion squirting hydrochloric acid. It can be useful to cause some demage. It’s famous for its name: acid bomb.”
You will need these items:
-A 2 lt plastic bottle
– Some muriatic acid
– Some silver paper
1. Fill 1/4 of the bottle with acid
2. Roll up the silver paper
3. Put it into the bottle and close it
4. Throw it away!
THEME: HOW TO BUY A 9MM GAUGE PISTOL
“Hello, I am looking for a 9mm gauge pistol branded Beretta.”
” I have the good and if you want I can provide you the full service… fast, safe and serious!!!”
“I appreeciate your interest but I just need it for self-defence, but I can’t achieve a weapon license due to some problem I had in the past.”
ECONOMICS AND BITCOIN
Category dedicate to economics, bitcoin and finance
Discussion regarding politics and ideology
Chatrooms about erotism and sex
THE WHITE HACKERS
The deepweb is inevitably a channel allowing the Islamic State and other anarchical organisations to manage and recruit their initiates.
Some hackers called “White Hckers” make strong efforts to fight and destroy a lot of web sites containing pedopornographic contents and messages inspired by terrostistic groups from all over the world.
The genuine deepweb members are not interested on notoriety so, they fight all those users occupying unduly the data traffic of the darknet. In some occasions the White Hackers gave lists and names of pederasts and terrorists to the authorities.
DEEPWEB- THE WEB AFTER GOOGLE written by Carola Frediani.
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