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Dark web myths busted

By John Leyden, 1 Nov 2016

The dark web isn't all guns and drugs.

Most of the content of the dark web (55 per cent) is legal despite its unsavoury reputation, according to a study by security intelligence firm Terbium Labs.

The study, based on hard data and statistical analysis, found that legal pornography was widespread on the net’s underbelly. A substantial 45 per cent of content is illegal and almost half of that is focused on drugs. Fraud was much lower than anticipated, representing less than 2 per cent of total dark web content and nearly 5 per cent of illegal content.

Terbium found only one incident of extremism in its sample. No incidents of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or human trafficking were observed. ®

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