The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested the country’s first ‘darknet’ narcotics operative, who allegedly shipped hundreds of psychotropic drug parcels abroad in the garb of sex stimulation medicines.
- Dark Net (or Darknet), also known as the dark web, refers to the deep hidden internet platform that is used for narcotics sale, exchange of pornographic content and other illegal activities by using the secret alleys of the onion router (ToR) to stay away from the surveillance of law enforcement agencies.
- Darknet is the part of the Internet below the private deep web that uses custom software and hidden networks superimposed on the architecture of the Internet.
- Owing to its end-to-end encryption, darknet is considered very tough to crack when it comes to investigating criminal activities being rendered over it.
Important Info :
Dark Net vs. Deep Web
- The terms “dark net” and “deep web” are occasionally used interchangeably. However, this is not correct.
- The dark net is part of the greater deep web. The deep web encompasses all unindexed sites that don’t pop up when you do an Internet search.
Source : The Hindu