Dark Web Home Cybersecurity Dictionary Dark Web The Dark Web is the part of the World Wide Web that is only accessible by means of special software, allowing users and website operators to remain somewhat more anonymous. Its collection of websites exist on an encrypted network and cannot be found by using traditional search engines or visited by using traditional internet browsers. Almost all sites on the Dark Web obfuscate their identity using the Tor encryption tool. Websites use a scrambled naming structure that makes it impossible to remember URLs. The greater anonymity of the Dark Web provides a more secure foundation for cyber criminals to operate and collaborate. However it also has a legal side and even its own version of social media. Related TermsCTI - Cyber Threat Intelligence Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS BLOG September 26, 2018 Data is the New Currency In today’s digital world, data is currency. Nowhere does this phenomenon show itself more clearly than in the world of payment transactions. Payment f... See Details Read more about Data is the New Currency BLOG December 05, 2017 The Risk of Cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrencies are a libertarian ideal: a monetary system outside the control of big government. The modern digital world provides the necessary com... See Details Read more about The Risk of Cryptocurrencies BLOG February 07, 2018 Intelligence Bulletin – When Cryptomining Attacks Optiv has seen a continuation of attacks based off the usage of CryptoNight miner, in this case likely mining Monero cryptocurrency for the attackers.... See Details Read more about Intelligence Bulletin – When Cryptomining Attacks How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.