The Front Page of the Deep Web
The self-proclaimed front page of the deep web is The Uncensored Hidden Wiki, and when they say uncensored, they mean it. I will be covering a lot of what this hidden wiki offers, but some of it is too sensitive to include because I have no desire for you or me to feel disgusted.
Do you remember the Mirai botnet?
If you don’t, here’s a quick refresher.
Mirai is an internet-of-things malware that turns DVRs, security cameras, toasters, refrigerators, etc., into a zombie that can attack another network or device with a flood of empty data that will overwhelm and cause a denial-of-service (the device or network loses internet connectivity). You can find more information on Mirai and a different species of IoT malware called IoTroop here. (more…)
Defacing a hacked website is usually for the sake of sending a message that the web server is insecure, but as you will see below, that is not always the case. These are just a sample of images, but it appears Turkish hackers have gone on a rampage. For the sake of displaying a diverse amount of hacking groups, I must have gone to 15 or so websites defaced by Turkish hackers, which lengthened my collection time by over an hour.
All websites have a US-based IP address.
The Deep Web
The deep web is commonly known as the invisible web or the hidden web. The deep web is surprisingly large taking up 90% of the internet which is estimated to be 7.5 petabytes which most of that is made up of innocent content such as emails, logins, and subscription websites; generally, anything that requires a login will be stored on the deep web.
The deep web contains over 90% of the information on the internet but is not able to be accessed by surface web users. (more…)