The Dark Net: to what extent is the security threat imminent?: phenomenological research into the dark side of the Internet

Mirea, Mihnea Mihail (2016) The Dark Net: to what extent is the security threat imminent?: phenomenological research into the dark side of the Internet. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    he Dark Net has become in the last years one of the most discussed topics in the world of cyber security. The model provokes both admiration and contempt, to some the hidden networks in the Internet are a means to achieve freedom while for others they are no more than means to express their criminogenic desires. The various media outlets and the academic world have tried to understand what the Dark Net is and share their views with readers all around the world. However, the majority of research undertaken has not touched on criminological or sociological theories, brushing more on the surface and fixated on illustrating various illegal activities. This paper presents an objective analysis of an online survey conducted on the actual users of the Dark Net, in order to comprehend how the Dark Net can influence the safety of individuals, organisations or societies.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 14:52
    Last Modified: 21 Mar 2017 14:52
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/24454

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