The Hidden Layers of The Internet - i-HLS Innotech

While over the last few years many of us have grow to know the dark web as a mystical part of the internet where criminals gather and exchange illegal information, but did you know that the dark web is only one layer of cyber space? So let’s talk about these hidden layers of the internet.

Surface Web – According to statistics run by the company Statista, there are over 1.88 billion websites online, as of 2021. That number only constitutes a mere 10% of the entire internet based on estimates by experts. News sites, social media and search engines are all part of the visible layer that most people can access on the internet, and these are just the tip of the iceberg.

Deep Web – Also referred to as ‘invisible web’ or ‘hidden web’, the deep web contains information which cannot be accessed to via the surface web and is often protected by passwords or other security information to access content. Much of the activities on the Deep Web involve personally identifiable information, such as medical and legal documents, financial records, academic research, intellectual property, confidential commercial data, and more. As quoted by Every time you log into your email account, check your online banking details, or use social media, you’re on the Deep Web.

Dark Web – The dark web is a part of the deep web which allows for private computer networks can communicate and conduct business anonymously without divulging identifying information, such as a user’s location. While not all activity in the dark web is nefarious as many journalists, activists, whistleblowers and even law enforcement use it to secure sensitive information, it is mainly recognized as a hub for malicious activity such as drug trafficking, cyber crime and illicit pornography.

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