The dark web has been a haven for many criminal activities (such as drug and arms trafficking) in the past, and it’s now also a place where people can buy gold with bitcoin. Gold from conflict countries like
Cambodia, the Congo, and Colombia is for sale on the dark web, according to a report from the Guardian.
The gold doesn’t come with a certificate of authenticity and buying it from the dark web is risky. But if the gold is “pure,” it could be worth a lot more than its market value.
The price of gold has been on the rise for a few years now, so maybe it’s time to start stashing some of that bitcoin gold.
You can check out the gold offerings on the dark web here:
(Onion TOR link; reviewed)
Buying drugs and guns
The Silk Road was a black market website that became famous for selling drugs, guns, and other illegal goods. The Silk Road was shut down by the FBI in 2013.
But the dark web is still a place where you can buy drugs and guns.
Data from the dark web monitoring firm Terbium Labs shows that the dark web drug trade is a $12 million to $21 million market.
The top drugs being sold in the dark web are prescription narcotics, steroids, and opioids, according to Terbium Labs.
The dark web is also a place where you can buy guns, grenades, and other weapons.
Buying illegal services
The dark web is also a place where people advertise illegal services.
Hackers will do just about anything on the dark web, including stealing credit cards and bank information, creating and distributing malware, and even hiring hitmen, according to the FBI.
According to Terbium Labs, the top illegal services being advertised on the dark web are hacking services, information theft, and various other illegal goods.
Buying stolen credit cards
Some people on the dark web are selling valid credit card numbers, which are mostly obtained through phishing schemes:
Many of the credit card numbers being sold on the dark web are from the US, according to Terbium Labs.
Buying hacked accounts
The dark web is also a place where people can buy hacked accounts.
The accounts for sale are mostly for social media networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, and Twitter, according to Terbium Labs.
Buying fake IDs
The dark web is a place where people can buy fake IDs.
The fake IDs are used for a variety of illegal activities, such as underage drinking, buying tobacco, and traveling.
Buying stolen login credentials
More than 1 billion user credentials were stolen in 2016, according to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
The dark web is a place where those stolen credentials are being sold.
Business Insider’s Biz Carson reported that stolen user credentials from the Ashley Madison hack are being sold on the dark web for 10 cents per account.
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab found that about 60% of the passwords for sale on the dark web are for corporate accounts.
The dark web is also a place where people can buy individual accounts.
Online accounts for sale on the dark web include Facebook and Twitter accounts, according to Terbium Labs.
Buying illegal drugs
The dark web is a place where people can buy illegal drugs.
Data from the monitoring firm Digital Shadows shows that the top drugs being sold on the dark web are prescription narcotics, cannabis, cocaine, and ecstasy.
Buying fake diplomas
The dark web is a place where people can buy fake diplomas.
The diplomas for sale include high school diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees.
Buying counterfeit goods
The dark web is a place where people can buy counterfeit goods.
The products for sale include shoes, handbags, clothing, and electronics.