If you’re visiting this website, more than likely you came looking for something on the dark web (just saying). Maybe you came looking for some “pharmaceuticals” or a way to make some money. For the latter, this article covers the top dark web businesses.
Dark web businesses come a dime a dozen but not all of them can be considered good or safe. Furthermore, there isn’t a large number of people out there willing to share what they know – honest people at least.
The profitability of the dark web attracts even legit businesses and corporations these days. These organizations go on the dark web looking for insider trading information, information on their rivals, or to hire hackers to attack another company’s network.
“According to a new report from the security firms RedOwl and Intsights, the activity of company insiders on so-called “dark web” sites has doubled in the last year, posing a threat to both consumers and investors.”
JEFF JOHN ROBERTS – fortune.com
Not All Dark Web Businesses Have to Be Dark
A lot of people use the terms “deep web” and “dark web” interchangeably. Nevertheless, the two serve different functions depending on what the user seeks to achieve. This is because the dark web started with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory for intelligence gathering.
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory launched Tor (anonymity network) in the 1990s, with DARPA conducting further development in 1997. Then the “alpha version” of Tor came along in September 2002. Developed by Syverson and computer scientists Roger Dingledine and Nick Mathewson, it then became known as “The Onion Routing project.”
Searching Dark Web Sites For Business Intel
One great Dark Web business that is legit and helps others in the process is searching the Dark Web for intelligence. Delivering business risk intelligence for companies is big money in 2018. By using open-source intelligence (OSINT), risk intelligence companies search for valuable information on publicly available sources.
Among those working in the intelligence community, the term “open” refers to overt or publicly available sources, such as Facebook, Twitter, or other social media outlets. Other sources of information are public government data, professional and academic publications, commercial data, and grey literature.
The way one could profit from OSINT is by doing the same on the Dark Web. Recently, Forbes published an article about a company called Flashpoint that conducts such operations. Silobreaker, another company collaborating with Flashpoint, provides a user-friendly interface that allows clients to simply enter phrases or words to be searched.
Grey Area Dark Web Businesses
Grey area Dark Web businesses may be defined as immoral but not illegal. For example, a code writer creates exploits and sells them on Dark Web markets. Some might say there is nothing wrong with that. On the other hand, others may argue that such programs have the potential of hurting others. Nevertheless, no laws state it is against the law.
Another grey area Dark Web business is opening and selling website accounts and passwords. For example, people in the United States open Gmail accounts with Google Voice numbers and sell them to people in other countries who run scams with them. This is because you cannot open a Gmail account featuring an American Google Voice number unless you live in the United States. These type of accounts can be a huge benefit to scammers for a number of reasons.
Another popular grey area business on the Dark Web involves illegal activity at some point. Hacktivists who target companies such as Western Union sell money transfers on the Dark Web. They usually look to sell these transfers to people in need. A few companies on the Dark Web offer these types of services. Some of them include CCGalaxy, Valhalla Market, The Paypal Cent, among others.