Dark Web

The Dark Web, What is it?

The entirety of the web that is not accessible by search engines. Regular browsers, like Google and Bing, search the so-called “surface web", defined by public links, and the search stops there. The "Deep Web" and "Dark Web" are more in-depth, allow for privacy, and serve different purposes. When discussing them, it is important to remember their distinctions, as there are many. 

The "deep" portion of the web is just like it sounds — below the surface and not completely dark. For instance, online banking pages, legal and government documents, or scientific reports have no reason to be indexed. Personal emails and secure information, like bank statements, can also not be searched.  

The dark web, however, represents a sliver of the deep web. While many of its websites are generally harmless, it is often associated with illegal activities, and this can lead to serious consequences. Like the keep web, this portion of the web is unindexed. However, the websites are also encrypted, and this level of anonymity is why it is often dedicated to criminal activities. These sites are hosted on special domains, and you need special software to access them, such as the Freenet or TOR browser. 

Dark Web vs. Deep Web Inforgraphic


Data Breaches

A data breach, also known as a data leak or data spill, is an event that includes the illegal inspection, access or retrievial of data by a person, an application or otherwise a service. It is a form of security breach that is intended to steal or broadcast the data to an unsafe or illicit site.


Data Capture

Data capture, or electronic data capture, is the process of extracting information from a document and converting it into data readable by a computer.


Data Enrichment

Data enrichment is defined as the merging of third-party data from an external authoritative source with an existing database of first-party customer data. Brands do this to enhance the data they already possess so they can make more informed decisions with a larger pool of higher quality data.


Data Points

A data point is defined as a distinct component of data. In a broad common sense, every single detail is considered as a data point. In an arithmetical or systematic framework, a data point is typically imitative in terms of size or investigation and can also be exemplified in an arithmetic and/or detailed manner.


Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act (DPA) is a United Kingdom law passed in 1988. It was established to manage how individual or consumer data could be used by any organizations or government organizations. It protects the public and also provide some instructions on how to use the data people's data.


Data Provider

The term data provider is used to describe the process of retrieving data from relational data sources in non-real time applications. The data provider manages the data at each stage by mapping the logical column definitions in the application view to physical table columns in the customer database.


Data Science

Data science is a multi- disciplinary area that practices scientific techniques, procedures, systems and even algorithms to excerpt data and visions from arranged and unarranged data. Data science intends to combine the digits, data analysis, mechanism knowledge and their associated approaches, to recognize and investigate real events within the data itself.


Data Security Standard

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely recognized set of rules and policies proposed to improve the security of cash, debit and credit card transactions and also to protect credit cardholders, to prevent the mismanagement of their private data. The PCI DSS was formed in association with four major credit-card companies: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express in 2004.


Data Set

Data set is an assortment of data. Usually a data set match up to the subjects of a distinct database table, or otherwise a particular arithmetical data matrix, where each single column of the table indicates a specific variable, and each row match up to a set of affiliates of the query data set.


Day of the Jackal Fraud

Day of the Jackal Fraud is an identity fraud tecnique in which the birth certificate of a dead child is used to obtain a passport or some other certified identity document. This kind of fraud is entitled based on the book which has the same name/title, written by Fredrick Forsyth.