Grams Lets You Search The Dark Net

gramsNot too many of us are experts at using Tor, but now we don’t have to be: a search engine for the so-called Dark Web has launched reports Wired:

The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.

Grams, which launched last week and is patterned after Google, is accessible only through the Tor anonymizing browser (the address for Grams is: grams7enufi7jmdl.onion) but fills a niche for anyone seeking quick access to sites selling drugs, guns, stolen credit card numbers, counterfeit cash and fake IDs — sites that previously only could be found by users who knew the exact URL for the site.

“I noticed on the forums and reddit people were constantly asking ‘where to get product X?’ and ‘which market had product X?’ or ‘who had the best product X and was reliable and not a scam?’” Grams’ creator told WIRED in a chat session. “I wanted to make it easy for people to find things they wanted on the darknet and figure out who was a trustworthy vendor.”

He wouldn’t provide his real name and asked instead to be referred to by the pseudonym he uses on Reddit, “gramsadmin.”

Although Grams is still in beta, it’s already serving up results from eight online markets, thanks to an API the developer made available to site owners to allow his engine to scrape their product listings…

[continues at Wired]


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  • Dmonix

    Yes, that will be safe to use

  • aaron

    Tor is and always has Been a honeypot. The CIA and NSA have already admitted to using multiple techniques in locating and then monitoring tor users.

    • Number1Framer

      What do you expect from an organization that receives most of its research funding from the government? If it’s not all a big fake, then it’s at the very least compromised to the point of being unusable at this point.

    • VaudeVillain

      Dude, I hate to break it to you, but if either of those agencies wants to find and watch you, they will. Going dark to them is virtually impossible without going totally off the grid… and going totally off the grid is non-trivial itself.

      You can hope, maybe even expect, that nobody is interested in you, but if they are it’s pretty much a lost cause.

      • aaron

        “Hate to break it to you”

        You say that like I didnt already know this…I was “hating to break it” to the tor users who actual think their shit is anonymous. Tor is funded a lot by the government. Its a trap.

  • jasonpaulhayes

    A conservative “friend” of mine once told me that is was cheaper to finance the kidnapping of a debtors family on the dark net than to take them to court… that’s probably true and I’m sure their name is in the appropriate gov database.


    • misinformation

      Why say “friend”? What’s the point?

    • aaron

      Its also cheaper for me to put a bullet in the head of a creditor that would even think of something like that than to pay them back….plus at that point you make it personal and even if I did pay you back ill hunt you down after, even if it took years.

      • jasonpaulhayes

        Right… I don’t condone what he said but that’s what he said.

        • aaron

          True and im pretty docile and non violent but if you mess with my family prepare for all hell to break loose.

    • Dingbert

      Isn’t that how they caught the alleged Silkroad guy? Trying to hire goons who were actually cops?

      • jasonpaulhayes

        I’m not sure exactly, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he had. That case isn’t very publicized… but his mom seems like a real nice lady, she’s been working hard to bring his case into the light of the mainstream for some time.