Dark Net (or Darknet) is an umbrella term describing the portions of the Internet purposefully not open to public view or hidden networks whose architecture is superimposed on that of the Internet. “Darknet” is often associated with the encrypted part of the Internet called Tor network where illicit trading takes place such as the infamous online drug bazaar called Silk Road. It is also considered part of the Deep Web. Anonymous communication between whistle-blowers, journalists and news organisations is facilitated by the “Darknet” Tor network through use of applications including SecureDrop.

Dark Spider is web crawler project that has parts that have been made public from time to time, including the largest list of Onion sites. It’s primary purpose is data mining, and gathering intelligence for Civil Contracts to discover threats of interests to law enforcement. Dark Spider is supported by Global Incidents Maps.

Morgan Clements
Dark Spider
September 9, 2019

I’ve known Dan Wolfe for at least 8 years and have always found him to be responsive, attentive to detail, and honest. Our work as a military and government contractor has at times required customized solutions. Dan built a custom dark-web search engine which we used for government and corporate clientele. This proved to be one of our biggest successes and produced results that had a very significant impact on national security, while also helping us serve our favorite financial-services clients. Dan operates with the necessary level of integrity required for such efforts and I hope we can partner with him for a long time to come.