Battling the dark WEB | New Straits Times  | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
There are three layers of the Internet. The first is the surface web where one operates a portion of the World Wide Web (www) and searchable with standard or usual search engines such as Google to read email, blogs or watch YouTube.

Second, is the deep web — which requires special software to access. The final layer is the dark web which forms a small part of the deep web. Like the deep web, standard search engines do not lead to the dark web. Both protect the users’ privacy.

But interestingly, the surface web contains only four per cent of the Internet; the remaining 96 per cent is hidden in the deep and dark web.