A french search engine for the dark web
The Dark Web gathers all the websites on an encrypted network, search engines do not normally refer them. But there is now an exception.
A French start-up called Aleph Networks has developed a search engine similar to Google or Bing that allows to explore the dark web which is a real breeding ground for cybercriminals with the sale of drugs or weapons. It is therefore a real boon for the intelligence services and cyber defence.
Access to the Dark Web is easy through accessible software that completely preserves anonymity by hiding the user’s IP address, such as Tor. However, Internet users must have a precise address because they cannot search by keywords.
Thus, Aleph Networks’ disruptive search engine allows to process and visualize the data and then map the dark web. In addition, the designers also plan to use artificial intelligence dedicated to image recognition.
In five years, the start-up has already identified 1, 4 billion dark web page links and 450 million documents in 70 different languages.
This is why the innovative start-up Aleph was rewarded by Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces, with the GICAT trophy at the inauguration of the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition.