The negative use of the deep webBut the anonymity aspect does have a dark side. It makes it alsof very desirable for cyber criminals who can do their business without government meddling.The deep web is considered the place where you can find anything you want, from materials to services for sale, most of them illegal. The hidden web offered cyber criminals a great opportunity to set up business empire, like hacking services, malware, stolen credit cards, weapons. (Paganini, 2012) Imagine that the growth the ordinary web faced in last couple of years, is multiplied by 500 times for the deep web. We are facing an amazing business controlled by cyber criminals organizations.One of the most famous websites on the deep web is Silk Road. Silk Road is an online marketplace where they sell many products, most of them illegal. There are many othermarkets that managed to address specifyproducts, many of them quite terrifying. Onthe right you can see a part of the websiteSilk Road where you can buy various drugs.(Paganini, 2012)Security professor Nicolas Christin publishedresearch on Silk Road and its business model recently. He declared; ”It’s a stable marketplace, And overall it’s growing steadily.” (Christin, 2012)According to his research the market is able to realize $22 million in annual sales only related to the drug market. A big problem is that nobody knows how much hidden services like this are in the deep web.Market places such as Silk Road are according to Pierluigi Paganini, Security Specialist, a ”moderate risks for the worldwide community”.Most transactions on the deep web are done with Bitcoin. This allows the purchase of products to be totally anonymous.This encourages participating in any kind of illegal activities.This means that the system is in the advantage of criminals because it is impossible for the government to track down the movements of the criminals.The controversiality of the deep webThe deep web is created by governments to be abe to operate in total anonymity. Of course this has lead to exploitation by cyber criminals, hacktivists and other people who feel the need to defend their privacy. Once you enter the hidden web, the government cannot spy on you anymore. That is why they want you to stay far away from the hidden web.It is true that criminals have a free pass on the deep web to do pretty much anything they want. But at the same time the anonymity is an obstacle for criminals to steal confidential information of users, so you could say it also protects its users.This said it is hard to say if the deep web is an ”evil place”. Since it supports both bad and good things.On one hand you have the government who cannot practice control over things being done on the deep web, but on the other hand you have users who value their privacy and have every right to do so.