Definition of Dark Web in English:

Dark Web

noun

  • The part of the World Wide Web that is only accessible by means of special software, allowing users and website operators to remain anonymous or untraceable.

    ‘the Dark Web poses new and formidable challenges for law enforcement agencies around the world’
    • ‘The internet, and the dark web, have made it even easier to buy and sell the technology needed to manufacture a passable passport.’
    • ‘The site functioned on a hidden area of the Internet, or the Dark Web, and only accepted payment in the form of bitcoins, the often hard-to-trace digital currency.’
    • ‘When millions of credit card details are leaked, it is bad enough, but imagine what would happen if the details of millions of DNA tests are put online or sold on the dark web.’
    • ‘The company posted the spreadsheet of manufactured identities anonymously to cyber-crime marketplaces on the Dark Web.’
    • ‘Just like in the physical world, it turns out that some traditional police tactics, such as going undercover, are incredibly effective against criminals on the dark web.’