By the Numbers: The Deep Web

Trend Micro's latest research into the Deep Web has revealed a number of interesting facts about the Internet's hidden side, offering a closer look at how cybercriminals take advantage of the Deep Web to launch cybercrime operations. It's not all about cybercrime though. A lot of "contemporary" criminal operations have taken advantage of the anonymity that the Deep Web offers by setting up shop to trade illegal goods and services.

Despite having gone through a number of high-profile arrests and takedowns, the Deep Web economy is thriving, with marketplaces that peddle stolen or hacked accounts, drugs and weapons, fake passports, and even assassination contracts. Here are some of the most interesting numbers gathered.

[Read about Trend Micro's latest dive into the Deep Web in Below the Surface: Exploring the Deep Web]

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