The Deep Web is always considered to be dark and scary as it has a network that mostly deals with the wicked stuff. As it cannot be handled with the usual browsers, you need special browsers to surf into the Deep Web. Anonymous users and stuffs like this adds more creepiness to the Deep Web.
These are not just stories but real incidents that will make you think twice before entering into the Deep Web. The stories are taken deep from the roots of the Deep Dark Web and put together into this post.
1. Anonymous Scam
Reddit user thrwy22123 says,
This is from way back, when SR1 was still going strong. I was looking for a certain substance, but couldn’t find it in my part of the world for a decent price. Posted my request on the forum, and after a few days, someone messages me with an offer. For some reason, I accepted it and sent him around 200$. Of course, I got scammed. I didn’t think much of it, but posted a warning to others about this guy, saying he scammed me out of 200$. Few days later I get a message in my inbox saying something like this: “Hey, I am a vendor and this guy tried to scam me too. He just ordered an ounce of MDMA from me, and an ounce of sweet sugar crystals are on the way to his mailbox. Please send me your BTC address and I will send you the 200$ he scammed you out of.” The next day I had my 200$ back and a deep respect for the dark web community.”
2. Mr. Last Name
Reddit user Bigwiseguy55 reports,
“I posted a comment on a video, and when I went back to that page to watch the video later, someone replied to my comment saying: ‘That is very astute of you Mr. (insert my last name).”
“I didn’t internet for like a week. My last name is not a common one.”
3. We See You
From Reddit user fake_fakington:
“I gathered all of the IPs in a text file and began enumerating. Some were routers with banner messages I could telnet to – almost all at universities (‘Warning! This is a secure system at University of Bla Bla….’). The default Cisco credentials from back in the day worked on most of them, but I didn’t poke around. A few of the IP’s were web servers with little to nothing on them, mostly Apache on Linux or some BSD, at least one IIS server I can recall.
“I finally came upon a web server with a huge directory of HTML files and TIFF images, with a few smaller subdirectories containing the same. nslookup returned no reverse records for the IP. A VisualRoute traced it as far as Colorado. The HTML files appeared to record a psychologist or similar mental health professional would keep. The images were of faxes, apparently of both military and medical nature.
“As I browsed from a subdirectory back to the parent, at the top was a new HTML file named something like ‘1-.HELLO-THERE.html.’ The time stamp was from right that minute. I opened it, and in plain text was the message ‘we see you.’ No quotes, all lowercase. About 15 seconds later the server dropped.”
4. Take a Bullet
Another Reddit user cheesy_breadstick stated,
“Back when IRC was on its way out and P2P was in its infancy I tried to download the sims via a private FTP. The guy I downloaded from found a Trojan on my computer and walked me through how to remove it. I would take a bullet for that dude.”
5. Five Guys
Reddit user cletch says,
“Was on Tor, browsing da usuals. Go out to eat foods at the Five Guys. Come back. More Tor. Find a picture of me eating at Five Guys.”
6. Human Meat Recipe
Reddit user baconboyloiter reports,
“In CompSci, we often got bored and dicked around. One day we ran into the deep web. The most disturbing site we found was a comprehensive guide for cooking women. We’re not talking about a short joke here. This page had information on what body types to use for specific cuts, how to prepare these cuts, and how to cook the girl so she lives as long as possible. It horrifies me that people way worse than the freaks on Criminal Minds exist.”
7. Click Random
Reddit user neverlurking77 learned their lesson:
“On the deep web once upon a time, I was browsing tor. I paraded myself over to the hidden wiki and hit the random button a few times. What happened next scared the everloving shit out of me. There was a webpage that took longer to load (even by tor standards) and when it finally loaded, in giant black letters on my screen it said ‘YOU BETTER START RUNNING.’ Needless to say I almost shit my pants. Anyway haven’t been back since, yada-yada.
“2/10 would not browse again.”
8. A Phone Call
Reddit user 1SensFan says,
“I downloaded Tor and within 20 minutes of downloading it and browsing random shit I got a phone call but there was no one there and they just hung up after 10 seconds. I didn’t even know if it was legal at the time so that was enough to freak me out and I stopped right there.”
Reddit user digikun muses, “Honestly? The creepiest stuff is the login screens.”
Imagine a login screen with just an HTML page and a password field. If you type in something wrong, no error message nothing, it will automatically pop back the page. There are hundreds of login pages popping up again and again. Think what is present behind them.
10. Cruel Picture
From Reddit user Semper_Fi_Cerberus:
“It was my third time on the deep web and I was just looking around at sites. I found this one guy’s home page and on the sidebar I saw a link that said ‘For journalist and people new to the deep web’. I clicked on it, hoping that it was interesting and helpful information. A new page opened and a picture started to load. Thank god for my slow Internet because all that loaded was the head of an old asian [sic] man with blood on his chin. I quickly closed the tab before the rest of the image loaded. To this day I wonder what the whole picture was but at the same time am thankful I didn’t see it.
11. Terrific Recruits
Reddit user Hosko says that he found an ISIS recruiting page on Tor, linked from the Hidden Wiki.