Hitman threats and high-quality drugs: Journalist reveals dark web investigation


Investigative journalist Eileen Ormsby has spent the past five years wading through the deep, dark depths of the internet’s “evil twin”.

  • Amy Mitchell-Whittington
  • Brisbane Times

The 48-year-old has chatted to hackers and was the target of a hitman and will later this month share her experiences in Brisbane at the launch of her latest book The Darkest Web.

Kuz 4dShe said the idea of exploring the dark web came to her after researching Silk Road, an online black market platform used to sell illegal drugs.

“I found it quite fascinating, the idea of how people interact when they are completely anonymous and safe online and…

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