The Dark Web Map is a visualization of the structure of Tor’s onion services, a.k.a. hidden services, a.k.a. the dark web. The map consist of 6,608 dark web sites crawled during January 2018. Each site is represented in the map as a screenshot, and sites with structural similarity are connected with a line. Groups of sites that are all similar to each other are arranged into clusters. You can move around the map and zoom in to areas of interest.
The term “dark web” is slowly entering the mainstream. It recently appeared on the cover of Time Magazine’s Cybersecurity special edition.
Not to be confused with the deep web, the dark web comprises sites that can only be accessed by using special software. There are three major dark web technologies in existence: Tor, I2P, and Freenet. Of the three, Tor is by far the most popular and most active. For the purposes of this Dark Web Map, we are focusing exclusively on Tor.