By Greg Otto


While the vast majority of Asia-focused cybersecurity research examines government-backed threats, a new report shows that the region’s dark web is becoming a fertile training ground for independent hackers to learn more skills and trade new exploits.


Research released Wednesday by New York-based IntSights details a number of Asian countries’ use of websites that require access through special software such as the Tor browser. Hackers in China, Japan, North Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam have adopted the dark web — which is usually associated with U.S. and Russian activity — to create their own criminal communities, the report says.


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