Don’t Use the Hidden Wiki – Use These!


I’ve noticed that quite a few people recommend The Hidden Wiki as a “starting point” for using Tor.

While it does have some good general information about Tor (and darknets in general), most of the links that it features are scams – at least the financial ones, or anything that you would have to pay money to use. Though I don’t suggest using it, I’ll link to it anyway, just so you can see what I mean: http://zqktlwi4fecvo6ri.onion

This probably goes without saying for people who have been using Tor for a reasonable amount of time, but for those new to the dark web, it seems like a lure to ensnare people unfamiliar with it.

Granted, some of the links are innocuous – you’ll see things like the search engines, and some of the “library sites” like the Imperial Library of Trantor. On the other hand, there are quite a few sites that promise things like “bitcoin doubling,” “free drugs,” etc. – these are all scams.

So…if you don’t use the Hidden Wiki, what should you use?

Well, as I’d mentioned in several earlier posts, there are a few Tor search engines that are good:


Besides these search engines, there are other link lists you can find, one of which I also mentioned in my earlier post, Fresh Onions: Best Tor Link List?:


Of course, these sites, too, may have scam links on them, but they’re at least mixed in with other things. And for whatever reason, I also find them to be more interesting than the Hidden Wiki – whether that’s because they have better links, or just look creepier,  I can’t say. Nevertheless, I have found a lot of the interesting sites I discuss on these alternate link sites and search engines.

Besides these, if you’re just looking for a group of people on the clearnet who hunt down onion links like you do, I’d suggest the subreddit /r/onions: Things That Make You Cry. They’re a pretty cool group of folks.

As for me, I’ll make an effort to include more onion sites in some of my future posts. Have fun checking out some of the ones I’ve shared here, in the meantime!




TsalalNet: Another Urban Legend? Probably.

In the process of writing this blog, I’ve been doing a lot of research, and a common factor that keeps coming up is that there are “deeper” levels of the dark web than the ones that we commonly see (e.g. Tor, I2P, Freenet).

One of the urban legends of this nature that’s been passed around is that of the so-called “Mariana’s Web,” which was likely based on the infographic that described levels of the web as being akin to layers of the ocean.  I’m almost 100% certain that this is pure myth, and was invented by someone who wanted to troll people who had never used Tor or other darknets.

And now, supposedly, I’m hearing about another layer of the web called “TsalalNet,” which I’ve come across on sites like this one: Girls Who Like Dragons: tsalalnet.  While I’ve never “been to” this part of the web (if it exists at all), my feeling is that it should be lumped together with the Shadow Web and the Mariana’s Web – a pure urban legend. I believe this in particular because the paragraph below has been reproduced entirely on several different websites; they call them “creepypastas” for a reason!

Notwithstanding, I’ll share the source of the “legend” with you here:

“A lot of discussion has been going around on the subject of the Deep Web (also called Deepnet, the invisible Web, DarkNet, Undernet or the hidden web), though little has been discussed on TsalalNet. I could understand why though; it’s one of the more obscure sites in there. Even for veteraned [sic] members of the deep web, it still remains to be one of the less discussed sites on there.

TsalalNet is a site reserved for the unexplainable areas of the deep web, a place dedicated to media and discussion of the strange and unusual.  Most videos and images contain the usual content found on deep web sites, including child pornography, snuff videos, etc., but with what is described by many as an unusual edge or underlying factor to it all.

The content found in TsalalNet may trouble even some of the [veterans, as] the raw footage of acts including necrophilia or snuff contain a layer of the mystical or unnatural that could not be explained.  Unworldly sounds are heard in accompaniment to the usual grotesque sounds, whilst visuals suggest something ritualistic at play.

This can even be found in pornographic content, with videos of nude children covered in animal entrails becoming subjects to strange ceremonies performed by men in dark suits.  Popular videos include footage of women having miscarriages of grotesque creatures, complex and perhaps occult snuff videos, videos of unexplainable events deemed too graphic and unusual for other sites, and more. 

There are several parts to this story that raise doubts in my mind, in particular the “raw footage of acts…contain a layer of the mystical or unnatural that could not be explained,” and “…footage of women having miscarriages of grotesque creatures.”  If this site does exist at all, then it’s more than likely that these videos are staged.


Although I did find this one picture…

Beyond the fact that it sounds dubious, I had actually searched for the word “TsalalNet” on Tor and Freenet, and came up with nothing.  I would think that if it existed, people would at least be talking about it on the dark web somewhere.  Of course, if I am wrong about this, and such a site exists, please feel free to correct me!

Early on, when I changed the theme of this blog to be technology-related, I had attempted to explain the whole deep web/dark web phenomenon, and I’m not sure I really succeeded. So let me just put it all out there: terms like “deep web” and “dark web” are really just metaphors!

In the technical sense, the “deep web” means web pages that aren’t indexed by standard search engines, like Google and Bing.  The “dark web” is the part of the web that I frequently talk about on this blog: sites that use anonymity networks and require special software or configurations to access (e.g. Tor, I2P, Freenet, GNUnet).  This diagram explains it the most accurately:


If it’s any consolation to the jaded dark web explorers out there – even though these names like “shadow web” and “TsalalNet” may be mythical, this does not mean that different parts of the web are nonexistent.  If you visit the Wikipedia page for Anonymity networks, you’ll come across many examples of other networks designed for privacy. Personally, I haven’t explored them all, and there may be interesting content that I have yet to see or discover.

If you go by the infographic above, however, the closest thing to a so-called “Marianas Web” that actually exists would be the private networks or alternative networks that do not use the public internet.

There are also newer anonymity networks that are in the process of being developed – if you want to consider those to be “deeper” than the ones that already exist, go right ahead.

Of note: I’ve read from more than one source that this picture is a more accurate representation of the internet than any of the other infographics – it seems more like a brain or a central nervous system:


What are your thoughts on this?  I, for one, am not disappointed; I still believe there is much to discover out there.






More Real Dark Web Links (on Tor)


Most of the people who ask about the dark web seem to want to see actual links, of course. As I usually say, they may not be as interesting as you think they’re going to be, but occasionally they’re worse!

Plus, many of them may be scams – I haven’t vetted most of these personally, so I don’t know which sites are out to take advantage of you. Just follow the age-old adage: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

Just to reiterate: these links cannot be accessed without either the Tor Browser Bundle, or a mobile version, such as Orbot and Orweb.  Also, there’s a good possibility that some are down.

DISCLAIMER: This post is for informational purposes only and does not condone the use of illegal goods or services.  Visit any of these sites at your own risk!  

Links (Courtesy of – Best Onion Links – Deep Web – click for full list):

Introduction, Wikis, and Link Lists:


Ahmia– Clearnet search engine for Tor sites (Onion service address: http://msydqstlz2kzerdg.onion)


The Tor Dark Wiki – Large list of links

The Uncensored Hidden Wiki – A community aimed at cataloging all sorts of Tor links, whether disturbing or not.  Descriptions and explanations are included.


The Light Hidden Wiki – Simple version of the original Hidden Wiki

All You’re Wiki – Mirror of other Tor directories, without CP (child porn)


Yet Another Tor Directory One of my personal favorite Tor directories – has thousands of links (WARNING: contains disturbing sites!!)


OnionList – Tor link list and market reviews.

DuckDuckGo Tor mirror site of DuckDuckGo (Clearnet), “the search engine that doesn’t track you.”


Bitcoin Fog – Bitcoin anonymization service.


Torch – Simple TOR search engine.


Torlinks Directory of .onion sites (moderated)


Grams  Darknet market search engine


The Hidden Wiki Update – Newer version of The Hidden Wiki

The Liberty Wiki An editable wiki open to the community

Hidden Answers An excellent Q&A site on Tor; well-moderated, and even helpful sometimes!

Financial Services


TorAds An advertising network specifically for use on Tor.

EasyCoin  – Bitcoin Wallet with free Bitcoin Mixer

WeBuyBitcoins – Sell your Bitcoins for cash

OnionWallet – Anonymous Bitcoin Wallet and Bitcoin Laundry

ccPal Hacked CCs, CVV2s, EBay, PayPals, etc.

HQER High quality Euro bill replicas/counterfeits

USD Counterfeits – High quality USD counterfeits

The Green Machine – A forum-like marketplace where you can buy hacked PayPal accounts, credit cards, etc.

Premium Cards Oldest CC vendor, offering top quality US & EU credit cards!

Hack Masters Trust – Risk-free pre-paid cards for sale

Unique Opportunities – Offering high-quality products for a great deal!

Hidden Wallet – Tor anonymous hidden bitcoin wallet

PayPal Bazaar – Phished PayPal accounts for sale

Cash Machine – Hacked/phished PayPal, Neteller, Skrill, BoA, Wells Fargo Bank Accounts, Paysafecards, US & EU Credit cards are available here.

Shadow Wallet – An Anonymous user Friendly Bitcoin Wallet/Mixer – Highly Regarded Service

Card Store – Bank card store, сс, paypal, dump+pin. Free shipping

BitBlender – Bitcoin mixer.

Shared Coin – Free, fast and confidential darknet bitcoin mixer

SOL’s USD Counterfeits High quality counterfeit bill service

The Queen of Cards – #1 Female Carding Forum for CCs, Pre-Paid, WU, MG, Bank & PayPal Transfers

OnionWallet – Anonymous Bitcoin Wallet and Bitcoin Cleaning

Wall Street – Paypal accounts, credit cards, you name it!!

Cheap Euros – 20€ Counterfeit bills.

Paypal-Coins – Buy a Paypal account and receive the balance in your bitcoin wallet

Bitiply! – Multiply your bitcoins through BTC malleability exploit

Clone CC Crew – Cloned credit card selling site

SOL’s Euro Counterfeits – 50€ Counterfeit notes. Quality + Best Prices

Double Your Bitcoins – Service for doubling bitcoins

Credit Cards – Credit Cards, from the most Trusted Vendor in the union.Fast shipping.

Your Credit Card Shop – Physical credit cards with High balance available to order. Paypal or bitcoins as payment methods

Skimmed Cards – Oldest seller on old HW. Fresh stock. 99.9% safe. Worldwide cashout! Express shipping.

BtcLowen – Sell your Bitcoins for 10% more than the market value!

7YearsInTibet – Fully automated PayPal & Credit card market site. Fresh stock every 2 days. Best deals.

USJUD Counterfeits – EUR || USD Counterfeit money, any trusted escrow accepted, the most trusted seller.

Dexters Bank – One-Stop shop for Western Union and Bank Transfers on the Deep Web.  Amazing Service. Bitcoins/Litecoins only

AnonCoin – Clean your coins 100% anonymously! For a 0.1% fixed fee.

Fake Bills – Fake bills in Euro/dollar. Cheap price, shipping worldwide.

Instabit – Get bitcoins instantly

Buy And Sell Bitcoin – Anonymous and safe purchase and sale of bitcoins.

TOR Wallet –  Bitcoin Wallet with integrated Bitcoin Mixer.

Commercial Services

TOR Shops – Create your own .onion store with full bitcoin integration

HQER – High quality euro bills replicas / counterfeits.

Apples4Bitcoin – Apple products for bitcoin


Armory – Selling brand new guns and equipment for bitcoin

Apple Palace – low priced Apple products!

AppleTor – Very good Apple wholesale seller. Good prices and fast shipping!

Football Money – Fixed football games info.

Q Apple Store – Carded Gadgets with Best Price – Building a good reputation is one of our core values.

BlackMarket Team – Reliable supplier with assured service quality!

Mobile Store – Factory unlocked iPhones and other smartphones

Courtesy of Tools4hackers: 2000 Deep Web / Dark Web Links 2016 – full list at this link!

Blabber Info Page


DarkDrugs by DarkDealer

Login – Nucleus Market


Deep Web In a Nutshell


ELIZA Chatbot


Evil Philanthropists


GotMilk – Veteran Vendor


Imperial Library of Trantor


Chat with strangers

Chat: Login

Dice Roller


Multiverse Social Network

Forbidden Video


Just to reiterate – I’m almost certain that many of these are SCAMS!!  Check them out anyway, but I’d advise strongly against spending any money at most of these links.  Think of them like that shady street vendor that promises he has the “best real Rolex watches you’ll find anywhere!!”

But please – have fun.  Tell them I sent you.