What lurks in the shadows of the Dark Web

Tor was developed by the US Navy to protect government communications. It is now widely used to access the Dark Web.
Tor was developed by the US Navy to protect government communications. It is now widely used to access the Dark Web.PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Dark Web is no longer being used by just hackers and drug peddlers. It is increasingly drawing in people from other walks of life - even in Singapore.

In September, a 47-year-old man here was sentenced to five year's jail, for plotting to murder his former lover's boyfriend by hiring a hitman on the Dark Web.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content