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The Hidden Wiki

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The Hidden Wiki
The Hidden Wiki logo.png
Commercial? No
Type of site
Internet directory
Registration Optional
Available in English
Current status Online

The Hidden Wiki is a censorship-resistant wiki operating as a Tor hidden service that anyone can anonymously edit. The main page serves as a directory of links to other .onion sites.

Background

As a hidden service, The Hidden Wiki operates through the .onion pseudo top-level domain which can be accessed only by using Tor or a Tor gateway.[1] Its main page provides a community-maintained link directory to other hidden services, including links to money laundering, contract killing, cyber-attacks for hire, contraband chemicals, and bomb making. The rest of the wiki is essentially uncensored as well and also offers links to sites hosting child pornography and abuse images.[2]

In March 2014 the site and its .onion domain were hacked and redirected to Doxbin.[3]

Mirrors

There are several .onion websites hosting mirrors and forks of the Hidden Wiki. Many are hosted for accessibility reasons, due to frequent downtime and instability of the main wiki, while others were launched in order to filter links to child pornography.[4][5][6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Gallagher, Sean (23 October 2011). "Anonymous takes down darknet child porn site on Tor network". Ars Technica. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Williams, Christopher (27 October 2011). "The Hidden Wiki: an internet underworld of child abuse". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  3. ^ DeepDotWeb (March 14, 2014). "The Hidden Wiki Hacked, WikiTor Fills The Gap". Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Millanta, Luke (6 May 2013). "Peeling the Onion: A look at the Tor Project". PC Authority. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Hidden Wiki Seized (Old Domain)". DeepDotWeb. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Mead, Derek (12 March 2014). "A Hacker Scrubbed Child Porn Links from the Dark Web's Most Popular Site". VICE Motherboard. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 

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