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What and Where is The Dark Web?

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The underbelly of the internet allows hackers to sell our information. But where is it?

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An estimated 200,000 Apple iPhones have been hacked. Personal information is now in the hands of the hackers and presumably will be sold to other criminals.

The motives for the iPhone hack may be different than the recent attack on  cheating spouses website Ashley Madison, but in both cases, it’s likely that before the information hit the world-wide web,  it showed up on the internet’s black market called “The Dark Web”.

WDET’s Amy Miller spoke with Wayne State University Information Security Officer Kevin Hayes for an explanation of this subversive space…


Amy Miller, Reporter/Producer

Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.

amiller@wdet.org Follow @wdetamy

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