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The Tao of Open Source Intelligence by Stewart Bertram

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CHAPTER 3: THE DARK WEB

The Dark Web is the most secretive and potentially dangerous of the three layers of cyberspace that this book examines. Only reachable with specialist pieces of browsing software, this is the layer of cyberspace that you were warned about. The Dark Web is the place where drugs and guns are for sale in eBay-style marketplaces, where thousands of images of child pornography are stored in Wikipedia-style sites and where the worst of terrorists and serious organised criminals gather in the virtual world. The most obvious category of OSINT practitioner who will venture into this space is the one who has a specific anti-crime or national security remit. However, the small group of professionals interested in the Dark Web is ...

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