The Dark Web is a hidden universe contained within the “Deep Web” — a sublayer of the internet that is hidden from conventional search engines. Search engines like Google, BING and Yahoo only search .04% of the indexed or “surface” internet. The other 99.96% of the web consists of databases, private academic and government networks and the Dark Web. The Dark Web is estimated at 550 times larger than the surface web and growing. Because you can operate anonymously, the Dark Web holds a wealth of stolen data and illegal activity.