The dark web is a hiding ground for crooks but it’s also a home for heroes. What lurks beneath the surface of the known web, asks Ian Vella.
Edward Snowden, who in 2013 leaked classified information from the US government’s National Security Agency, unknowingly helped popularise the dark web after it was reported that he repeatedly used this technology to communicate with journalists. He even managed to evade the most sophisticated spying technology used by the US.
Julian Assange, the controversial founder of Wikileaks who is considered an enemy of the State by the US, began hosting his website on the deep web in 2004 and no one ever managed to trace it back to him.