If you’re a newbie with the Deep Web, you should understand the slang. For those of you that are just beginning with the DarknetMarkets, we have compiled a list of the terms you might come across while browsing around. Below is a Dark Web Dictionary.
|A Schedule I drug similar to para-Methoxyamphetamine (PMA). It is a serotonin releaser and stimulant, with a primary side effect of hyperthermia.
|Anti-money laundering (AML) refers to the laws, regulations and procedures intended to prevent criminals from disguising illegally obtained funds as legitimate income.
|A designer drug similar to pyrovalerone. It is a synthetic psychostimulant that can cause hyperstimulation, paranoia, and hallucinations.
|Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental impairment characterized by a difficulty in maintaining focus and/or hyperactivity.
|A responsible person charged with the ongoing administration of a given system, service, project, or organization.
|Also known as 6-allyl-6-nor-LSD, it is a psychedelic drug and an analog of LSD.
|More commonly known as ‘poppers’, they are recreation drugs that can cause headrush and muscle relaxation.
|Altcoins are Bitcoin-alternative cryptocurrencies. Generally, they project themselves as better substitutes for Bitcoin.
|Projectiles used by firearms.
|A central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. Amphetamines are drugs that predominantly increase alertness and concentration.
|Anabolic steroids are drugs that include hormones such as testosterone; these steroids help with muscle growth or losing body fat through the production of protein.
|A file sharing site where users can upload files and provide custom links for download.
|When a user hides their communication channel to protect his or her identity from being shared with another user or with a third party.
|A mass media company that offers a webmail service, known as AOL Mail. AOL Mail differs from AOL’s traditional e-mail program because it doesn’t require special software.
|An application programming interface (API) code used to identify users, programs, or developers and may track or control how the API is being used. The key may be included in some digest of the requested content to further verify the origin and to prevent tampering with the values.
|The creator/moderator of DarkNetMarkets.
|The abbreviation for The Australian Dollar, Australia’s currency.
|A process of validating information.
|A team of LSD testers and sellers from Silk Road. They can be reached on the Majestic Garden Forum.
|Average vendor process
|Process that users need to go to be a vendor in a marketplace.
|An abbreviation for “All You’re Base”, a pop-culture reference meaning victory.
|An abbreviation for “All You’re Wiki”.
|The person who was in charge of Black Market Reloaded (BMR).
|The money a user has available in their account.
|A group of ‘downer’ drugs that can induce drowsiness and decrease anxiety. They are also used to alleviate withdrawal symptoms from other drug use.
|Drugs that can assist with anxiety or insomnia treatment. They have sedative, anxiolytic, and muscle relaxant properties, amongst others. They can have adverse effects when used long-term.
|A part of the internet where indexed “underground” sites can be accessed without a proxy.
|A cryptocurrency that allows users to make online purchases with no or minimal transaction fees.
|A process or service for exchanging Bitcoins to money, and vice versa.
|Bitcoin anonymization service also known as Bitcoin launder, Bitcoin Tumbler, Darkwallet
|Black Market Goods
|Products that are being sold on deep web marketplaces.
|Black Market Reloaded
|One of the oldest sites on the dark web, it was a marketplace specializing in illicit goods. BMR has closed down.
|The database of Bitcoins transactions, akin to a ledger.
|A number of Internet-connected devices controlled as a group to perform various tasks. They are typically infected with malware and controlled without the owner’s permission.
|A psychedelic drug considered to be extremely potent.
|An opioid medication typically used in the treatment of opioid addiction. It is less potent than opioids such as heroin.
|Customers on dark markets.
|Burp Suite is an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications.
|An abbreviation for the Canadian dollar.
|A stimulant that increases energy. Caffeine is commonly found in coffee, tea, and some soft drinks.
|A THC-rich plant used as a recreational drug, commonly known as marijuana, weed, or hash. It can be consumed or smoked to achieve a high.
|The production of cannabis products.
|The art of stealing and selling credit card information or running credit card-based scams.
|A substance that is chemically similar to ephedrine, cathine, methcathinone, and other amphetamines.
|A generic term for encrypted cyberspace, such as I2P.
|An administrator on the Silk Road forum.
|A collection of small advertisements.
|The classification of sites that can be visited from every browser without the use of specialized proxies.
|An abbreviation for the Chinese Yuan when traded outside of mainland China.
|An addictive stimulant drug found in powder or crystal form; the drug is typically snorted and can induce psychosis, a euphoric high, and/or agitation.
|An opioid used to pains, it is often used as a recreational drug when combined with promethazine in the form of a syrup (commonly known as ‘lean’ or ‘purple drank’).
|A proposed Cryptocurrency and blockchain to be sovereign backed for the Asian continent.
|An offline wallet to store cryptocurrencies.
|CoinJoin is a trustless method for combining multiple Bitcoin payments from multiple spenders into a single transaction to make it more difficult for outside parties to determine which spender paid which recipient or recipients.
|CoinPayments is a Canadian cryptocurrency payment platform that accepts over 65 altcoins at a flat transaction fee of 0.50%.
|A darknet marketplace where users can get hash oil, cream, vaporizer, etc.
|Meetings between users on the deep web.
|An abbreviation for Child Pornography.
|A form of cocaine that can be smoked; also known as crack rocks.
|A news site covering topics such as politics, technology, security, the dark web, Bitcoin, etc.
|A digital currency that can be used anonymously. The most prominent cryptocurrency is Bitcoin.
|The field and study of creating and solving codes; cryptography is the foundation of digital encryption algorithms.
|A three-digit security code located on the back of payment cards.
|A relatively clandestine part of the World Wide Web that is not indexed by search engines and can only be accessed by specialized software such as the Tor browser.
|They are the digital marketplaces on the dark web where users can make illicit transactions.
|A plant containing tropane alkaloids that can be ingested as a drug. It can cause users to become delirious, hyperthermic, have an increased heart rate, and cause temporary photophobia.
|An open-source software that can delete information on users’ hard disk drives.
|An alternative search engine that does not track or monitor users’ searches.
|Duck Duck Go
|An alternative search engine that does not track or monitor users’ searches.
|An abbreviation for Distributed Denial of Service; DDoS is a cyber-attack that uses multiple systems to make the target’s network unavailable through traffic overload.
|A section of the internet that is not indexed by search engines. The Deep Web contains such things as intranets, banking information, membership sites, and also the Dark Web.
|A news site that provides current news and content about the Deep Web, including topics on privacy, cryptocurrencies, and darknet markets.
|The largest and oldest offline underground hacking conference.
|A sum of money placed into an account.
|In electronic commerce, digital items are used to describe any goods that are stored electronically, such as accounts, software, and ebooks.
|The first drug vendor on Silk Road to get arrested.
|In electronic commerce, a disagreement between a buyer and vendor; disputes are typically centered on payment or delivery failure.
|A category of drugs that produce hallucinogenic effects, characterized by a sense of detachment from themselves and their immediate environment.
|An abbreviation for the Danish Krone, the official currency of Denmark and Greenland.
|A scammer on darknet markets.
|A scammer on darknet markets.
|A scammer on darknet markets.
|Geographically and politically in the same jurisdiction; in electronic commerce, this can refer to product creation and distribution.
|Funds or items that are provided to another party, typically without recompensation.
|An internet term for when identifying or otherwise private information has been published about an individual or their alias.
|The most well-known street name for 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), a psychoactive drug that increases felt sensations and euphoria.
|A term used for consumable drugs such as marijuana and mushrooms.
|A tool that facilitates the use of multiple transactions on darknet marketplaces; Electrum itself is a Bitcoin Wallet.
|Emergency BTC Address
|A cryptocurrency wallet address that site administrators will send held funds to in the case of an unexpected market shutdown.
|A category of psychoactive drugs that induce emotional openness.
|The conversion of data into an obfuscated code to prevent unauthorized access.
|The inability for a male to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for intercourse; also known as impotency.
|A third party often times a marketplace, that holds funds while a transaction is made between the buyer and the seller.
|An abbreviation for the Euro currency.
|The value of one currency in comparison to another.
|When an administrator or vendor is leaving and illicitly takes users’ funds prior to his or her exit.
|Software kit that identify and exploit vulnerabilities in client machines, typically with the intent of injecting and executing malicious code.
|Leveraging vulnerabilities to take advantage of a system.
|Reactive materials that rapidly expand (explode) when exposed to an external stimulus, such as an electric charge or heat source.
|An administrator on Torchan; also a pronoun for an administrator who abuses their privileges.
|Abbreviation for Frequently Asked Questions.
|An abbreviation for the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
|In electronic commerce, specifically on darknet markets, it is an abbreviation for Finalizing Early without an Escrow.
|In electronic commerce, feedback is commentary and/or ratings on the quality of a product, service, or the other party of a transaction.
|An extremely potent opioid painkiller.
|A Silk Road administrator that Dread Pirate Roberts allegedly paid to have killed.
|A place for discussion. On the internet, forums are characterized by allowing users to start and comment on conversation ‘threads’.
|Deception intended on creating financial or otherwise personal gains.
|A web hosting service catered specifically to deep web sites, accessible by the likes of Tor and other specialized browsers.
|An anonymous P2P service for publishing websites and files accessible only through its software, akin to Tor and I2P.
|Abbreviation for Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.
|On the deep web, Galaxy is a Tor-accessible social network specifically made for users of the deep web.
|Was a media blog that shut down in 2016.
|An abbreviation for the British Pound currency.
|An abbreviation for the UK Government Communications Headquarters, England’s signal intelligence center.
|An abbreviation for 4-hydroxybutanoic (also known as Gamma-hydroxybutyrate or γ-Hydroxybutyric acid)acid, it is a central nervous system depressant used to treat narcolepsy. Also known as Liquid X, it is used as a ‘date rape’ drug and can cause loss of consciousness, hallucinations, euphoria, and increased sex drive.
|A search engine for the darknet, it indexes Tor-based sites and marketplaces.
|An infamous hacking forum on the darknet that was shut down in 2013.
|Also known as melee weapons, they are items used in close range, hand-to-hand combat.
|A darknet page where users could find child pornography.
|An onion robot that shows users which sites are running on the Tor network.
|An opioid drug that comes from the poppy plant. It is used recreationally for its euphoric effects and is highly addictive.
|An .onion domain name that can only be accessed by the Tor browser.
|A censorship-resistant wiki for Tor sites.
|In cybersecurity, a deceptive measure in detecting unauthorized use and/or access of information systems. A honeypot will typically contain data that appears to be enticing or legitimate for unauthorized users.
|A forum on the dark web oriented towards reviews of darknet marketplaces, sites, and cryptocurrencies.
|An encrypted email service.
|Software that provides access to a network that allows for anonymous browsing, messaging, and file transfers.
|A substance with psychedelic properties, it is used for substance abuse treatments.
|An early instant messaging program, it is a derivative of “I Seek You” in English.
|An abbreviation for the Indian Rupee currency.
|Concerning or relating to multiple countries.
|A person who invites a user on a darknet marketplace or forum.
|An abbreviation for Internet Relay Chat, a protocol that facilitates text communications.
|Also known as XMPP, it is a secure chat-messaging protocol.
|An abbreviation for jailbait, young women who are under the age of sexual consent but are considered to be sexually provocative or attractive.
|An anesthetic drug.
|A plant found in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula that acts as a stimulant and causes euphoria when ingested.
|An encrypted email service, it is most known for being used by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
|LE / LEO’s / LEA’s
|An abbreviation for Law Enforcement / Law Enforcement Officers / Law Enforcement Agents, respectively.
|A pseudonym used by a Silk Road administrator.
|In relation to Tor hidden services, Tor Library is an extensive repository for media files.
|A cryptocurrency based on an open source protocol.
|A P2P exchange where users can buy and sell bitcoins (BTC).
|A P2P exchange where users can buy and sell Monero (XMR).
|Rifles that are optimal for long distance shooting.
|A letter sent from the postal service to the destination’s address informing the recipient that a package has been seized. They can also be sent from buyers to scam the recipient(s).
|An abbreviation for lysergic acid diethylamide, it is a psychedelic drug that alters the users’ perceptions.
|An abbreviation for malicious software that is typically used to disrupt computer or mobile operations, gather sensitive information, gain access to private computer systems, or display unwanted advertising.
|An early antidepressant medication.
|Marco Polo Task Force
|An multi-agency task force that investigated Silk Road. The US FBI, BAFTE, DHS, IRS, Postal Inspection, and Secret Service are known to have been members.
|A joke used to refer to the deepest and darkest parts of the deep web, accessible through impossible means.
|In electronic commerce, websites where users can purchase goods or services. On the darknet, these are typically illicit.
|A synthetic, psychoactive drug used recreationally to experience emotional openness.
|A stimulant that functions as a dopamine inhibitor. It is a designer drug-variant of Pyrovalerone and is often used as a recreational drug.
|A psychedelic drug comparable to LSD.
|An opioid painkiller. It is also used in the treatment of drug addiction.
|Is Commonly known as ‘meth’, methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant medically used to treat obesity and ADHD. It is known to induce euphoria and is an aphrodisiac, making it popular as a recreational drug.
|Most popularly known as Ritalin, it is a central nervous system stimulant used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. Alternatively, it can be used in small doses to enhance a user’s cognition.
|A Tor hidden service that provided private messaging services.
|A drug that is sold on the marketplace on the deep web.
|An open-source cryptocurrency created in April 2014 that focuses on privacy, decentralization, and scalability.
|An opioid medication used as a central nervous system block, it is an extremely potent painkiller.
|An abbreviation for Mainstream Media, typically referring to large media entities such as Fox News or CNN.
|A Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange, the entity infamously came under fire for filing for bankruptcy and the assumed theft of bitcoins.
|A scammer on Silk Road.
|Abbreviated as ‘multisig’, it can refer to an escrow that requires more than one key to authorize a transaction. Alternatively, it could also refer to a digital signature that represents a group of users.
|Mushrooms that you can grow in your home
|In the context of drugs, mushrooms (or ‘shrooms’) refers to mushrooms containing psilocybin – a psychedelic substance.
|A dissociative drug reportedly similar to ketamine and Phencyclidine (PCP).
|An internet relay chat on the dark web.
|An addictive stimulant commonly found in cigarettes, cigars, snus, and chewing tobacco.
|A colorless gas used as an anesthetic in the medical field and as a euphoric substance when used recreationally. When above room temperature, it functions as a potent oxidizer.
|An abbreviation for the Norwegian Krone currency.
|Commonly known as ‘smart drugs’, they are substances that serve as performance enhancers for cognitive function.
|The top-level domain for sites accessible through the Tor network.
|An iOS application that allows users to tunnel and encrypt internet traffic through the Tor network.
|A protocol for anonymous network communications that encrypts data in several layers, analogously referencing onion layers.
|A user forum on the deep web for a variety of topics, it is an onion site.
|A phrase for the deep web, specifically the general body of onion sites.
|An anonymous internet relay chat service for Tor.
|An abbreviation for Operation Darknet, a DDoS attack facilitated by the ‘Anonymous’ hacking group on a child pornography sharing website.
|An international operation conducted by law enforcement entities that targeted a collection of onion sites, including Silk Road 2.0.
|A drug or other substance that contains or is derived from opium.
|Pain relievers derived from opium, such as morphine.
|Dried latex from the opium poppy that contains morphine alkaloid such as morphine, or if the poppy is specially bred, codeine.
|An abbreviation for operation security, the process of identifying critical information that may be used by others for purposes not beneficial to one’s own.
|Founder and administrator of the HackBB forum.
|An application for Android devices that facilitates anonymous web browsing, instant messaging, and emailing through proxies.
|An opioid painkiller. It is also used to treat opioid withdrawal in combination with naloxone.
|Items related to or required for an activity. Drug paraphernalia, for example, may be a pipe or a bong.
|A Clearnet site where users can publish text anonymously, it is often used to share code.
|Abbreviation for Pretty Good Privacy, an encryption program popular for encrypting emails and files.
|In reference to the deep web, a source (such as a darknet market) that dispenses drugs.
|The practice of fraudulently sending emails supposedly from a reputable party or entity in an attempt to gain credentials or information.
|Off-the-Record (OTR) messaging plugin for the Pidgin messaging software.
|A method of user authentication for accounts through verification of a designated number sequence, typically in relation to electronic transactions
|A small firearm designed to be held in one hand. slang a very energetic or enterprising person
|In the medical field, an authorization for the patient (or recipient) to be provided a treatment, medication, or other restricted substance.
|The intentional restriction of information pertaining to a person, with the intent of not being observed by certain parties.
|A duration of time between the initiation of an action and its completion or verification.
|The creation of a product.
|Project Black Flag
|A former darknet market. The founder, MettaDPR, allegedly carried out an exit scam when the site closed.
|A virtual service that changes users’ IP addresses when using the internet.
|Drugs with hallucinogenic, perception-altering effects.
|RAT (Remote Administration Tool)
|Software that allows the user to control another computer from a distance with the same usability as they would have if they had physical access to the computer.
|RC (Research Chemicals)
|Commonly known as designer drugs, research chemicals are created to mimic the results and effects of known medications.
|Create an account or otherwise identify yourself to a service, such as e-commerce sites.
|A decision, settlement, or agreement, most often following a dispute.
|Feedback about a product, service, or interaction.
|A secure email service.
|The founder and administrator of Silk Road, commonly known by his pseudonym ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’ (DPR).
|An abbreviation for the Russian Ruble currency.
|The selling of products or services.
|A psychedelic drug typically consumed by smoking or chewing, its primary acting agent is salvinorin A.
|Same Same But Different (SSBD)
|A former Silk Road moderator, SSBD was arrested and made headlines.
|A free item that is given to a potential customer, typically to confirm the item or its use.
|The pseudonym of Bitcoin’s designer and creator.
|A search that is saved by a system, browser, or website.
|A person or entity who fraudulently deceives people or entities for financial or otherwise personal gain.
|Relating to the internet, the action of seeking specific data, information, or webpages through keywords.
|A code that is sent to users in the event they forget their passwords or to new users to confirm their contact details. Alternatively, it can refer to a three-digit code on payment cards.
|Software that provides security for a computer or network against malware, viruses, spyware, and other applications that are malicious in nature.
|An abbreviation for the Swedish Krona currency.
|Fraudulent deception of a group of people that meet certain criterion.
|The defence of oneself from harm, often in the context of addressing a threat with force.
|A portion of the deep web that contains immoral and illegal activities, such as redrooms.
|A former darknet market. The site shut down in 2013 following the owner pulled an exit scam.
|A monetary unit in Africa and former monetary unit of England.
|The transportation of an item to a designated location, typically through a third party.
|A Tor hidden service that offers security services.
|The first modern darknet market, and one of the most successful. The e-commerce site has gone through several versions and is best known for the sales of illegal drugs.
|Silk Road 2.0
|The second version of the Silk Road. It was created by original administrators from Silk Road following the arrest of founder Ross Ulbricht.
|A software that can change a system’s Media Access Control (MAC) address. It is also an abbreviation for Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud.
|An anonymous messaging service on the Tor network.
|Slang for murder. In the context of the dark web and redrooms in specific, it is the filming or live streaming of murder.
|A proxy server that operates by establishing a TCP connection to another server on behalf of a client system.
|Substances repurposed for users to inhale in attempts to get intoxicated, such as inhaling vapors from petroleum products, paint thinner, or acetone.
|The injection of malicious code into a web application to alter or retrieve data from a SQL database that the application is linked to.
|Abbreviation for statistics.
|The use of caution or technology in attempts to not draw attention.
|In relation to medications, anabolic steroids are synthetic versions of testosterone.
|In relation to drugs, substances that increase alertness, energy, or bodily activities. Also referred to as ‘uppers’.
|This drug is it sold by the name of Dolophine, it works very slow it can take 24 hours to get the whole feeling of the drug. It helps you treat your pain.
|In relation to electronic commerce, services provided to users who require assistance, have inquiries or require resolution of an issue.
|Artificial composition. Examples include synthetic drugs, synthetic fabric, and synthetic gemstones.
|An operating system that is centered on privacy and anonymity, it can be started from removable media devices such as DVDs or flash drives.
|A forum on the Clearnet and Tor network.
|The Marketplace (i2p)
|A market that is on an i2p network it is praised by its security and it holds all funds in escrow during the ordering process.
|A plant containing nicotine; cured leaves are consumed or smoked by users.
|A vendor on Silk Road infamous for conducting a large-scale scam.
|Originally an abbreviation for The Onion Router, it is a software that allows for anonymous communication.
|Tor Browser Bundle (TBB)
|Browser that helps you search anonymously.
|An email service that allowed Tor users to send and receive anonymous emails. It went offline in 2013.
|An brokerage that allows customers to buy and sell stocks and ETFs anonymously.
|A search engine for .onion sites in the Tor network.
|An anonymous messaging service on for Tor.
|An outdated directory of .onion sites in the Tor network.
|A former darknet market.
|An opioid painkiller.
|A notoriously strong disk-encryption software. It is currently outdated and is no longer being supported or developed as of 2014.
|An abbreviation for the Turkish Lira currency.
|The action of laundering Bitcoins.
|An abbreviation for the US Dollar currency.
|A shortlived darknet market, having only been online for 8 days prior to being shut down by Dutch law enforcement.