There has been much speculation (not to mention exaggeration) over recent years about the fabled dark web. We’ve heard how this shady underworld is the refuge of the cybercriminal elite, and even nation-state threat actors. That this is their “Wolf’s Lair,” where they gather to plot the breaching of businesses, the downfall of governments, and the hacking of celebrities.
As with much mainstream reporting of technology, and cyber threats in particular, there’s a grain of truth here. This less accessible and more volatile corner of the internet as we know it does offer those with less honourable motives a secret marketplace for their wares.
The confusing terminology around what the dark web is or isn’t shouldn’t be a barrier to defenders realising the potential benefits of information gathered from these anonymous communities, and how it can be used to produce valuable threat intelligence.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS WHITE PAPER:
Get a clear definition of what the dark web is and how it’s used.
• Learn how threat actors use dark web marketplaces to conduct their business.
• See how combining information from the dark web with technical and open sources can reveal valuable threat intelligence.