Darkest Web

Drugs, death and destroyed lives ... the inside story of the internet's evil twin

Eileen Ormsby
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Hitmen for hire, drugs for sale. Inside the dangerous world that lurks beneath the bright, friendly light of your internet screen

There's the world wide web - the internet we all know that connects us via news, email, forums, shopping and social media. Then there's the dark web - the parallel internet accessed by only a select few. Usually, those it connects wish to remain anonymous and for good reason.

In the dark web, email is designed never to reveal users; the news and forums are dedicated to topics of true crime, but with inside information and gruesome detail rarely found on the 'clearweb'. Shopping is paid for with cryptocurrency like bitcoin, but the markets advertise drugs, weapons, hacking tools and far more nefarious goods and services.

Eileen Ormsby has spent the past five years exploring every corner of the Dark Web. She has shopped on darknet markets, contributed to forums, waited in red rooms and hacked hitmen-for-hire sites. On occasions, her dark web activities have poured out into the real world and she has attended trials, met with criminals and the law enforcement who tracked them down, interviewed dark web identities and visited them in prison.

This book will take you with me into the murkiest depths of the web's dark underbelly: a place of hitmen for hire, red rooms, hurtcore sites and online black markets. The darkest web.

Author bio:

Eileen Ormsby is a lawyer, author and freelance journalist based in Melbourne. Her first book, Silk Road was the world's first in-depth expose of the black markets that operate on the dark web. Her gonzo-style investigations have led her deep into the secretive corners of the dark web where drugs and weapons dealers, hackers, hitmen and worse ply their trade. Many of these dark web interactions turned into real-world relationships, entanglements, hack attempts on her computer and even death threats from the dark web's most successful hitman network as she researched Darkest Web. She now lives a quiet life off-grid as much as possible.

Category: True Crime
ISBN: 9781760297855
Table Of Contents: Prologue



1. A sergeant's war

2. The ranch

3. A bit like adventure tourism


4. Losing the peace


5. A different kind of war

6. Ground truthing

7. Show of force

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: March 2018
Page Extent: 420
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: Internet: general works

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