HIRING A HITMAN ONLINE IS AS EASY AS BUYING BREAD – No doubt you’ve watched countless movies of the undercover world of the Hitman.
Yes most of us have been thoroughly entertained with the almost immortal lives of the suave contract killer who slips in and takes out those who deserve the ultimate level of punishment.
If it’s not a movie about a lone contract killer that thrills you then there are always the undercover Black Ops movies where Government Agents are deployed in order to dispatch those who oppose our nation’s interests.
Ah, all good harmless fantasy where the hitman, mercenary or government agent is often depicted as the hero; but surely nothing ever really happens like this in the real world – especially hiring a freelance hitman through the internet?
The World Wide Web certainly has a dark side. We have those producing and peddling child pornography, drugs and weapons so would it be that inconceivable for some people to offer their services to murder someone you have a grievance with?
The answer is unfortunately no and it’s not as expensive as you might think.
Currently there are places like Deep Web and Tor that actually allow you to search anonymously for a hitman of which the current services are wide and varied.
Frighteningly enough, as the image below indicates, it is possible to hire someone to murder a business rival or even a family member for as little as $10,000.
The World Wide Web has certainly changed the way in which we interact with the world around us and today it is taken for granted that you can chat with a friend online in Tokyo in the morning and then in the U.S hours later.
We have also come to expect that any type of information, product or service can be obtained online; regardless of the legalities.
Yes the World Wide Web is a highly complex and diverse eco-system of human interaction but should certain information, products or services be completely banned?
When it becomes so easy to hire a hitman to carry out a murder of another human being or we allow drugs to proliferate throughout society unchecked or indeed allow people to defile our children isn’t it about time we stood back and imposed a morality check on the contents of the web?
Police recently revealed how easy it was to hire a hitman and how such a crime, due to its appearance of a random nature, it almost impossible solve as such events rarely leave sufficient clues or evident to produce a conviction.
Authorities around the globe continue to worry how they are going to tackle and prevent black market operations from taking place across the internet and whilst technology continues to be developed to track people’s online usage there is equally technology being developed that prevents the authorities from discovering your activities.
With the likes of Deep Web and Tor their systems are so heavily encrypted it allows anyone to browse the internet with complete anonymity.
Some web freedom groups feel that Government’s are simply attempting to control what we are allowed to view and indeed the content in which we can interact with and therefore no aspect, regardless to your personal feelings, should be taken to restrict content on the web.
The issue of online child abuse and pornography continues to rage on almost a daily basis and whilst there appears to be an overwhelming majority of people who feel, as we at meebal.com do, that such content should be eradicated, there are those who feel that such an act should not be pursued in order to keep the web free and open to human expression.
Deep Web has been around for over ten years but recently came under fire after police finally managed to shut down the drug supplying website Silk Road.
Silk Road founder, Ross Ulbricht, was arrested last month after allegedly hiring a hitman to kill two people. Unbeknown to Ross Ulbricht the person he hired for the job was in fact an undercover FBI agent.
Again authorities have attacked systems such as Deep Web and Tor for allowing people to operate deep in the shadows of the internet in order to carry out their illicit trade whilst remaining completely anonymous.
Experts and pro-privacy web information advocacy groups have spoken out against the latest arrests and closure of a number of anonymity websites saying that the intervention of the authorities has done nothing to curb such activities and for every organisation they manage to close down at least two spring up to take their place.
Seriously, is it that difficult to find a hitman for hire? In a recent investigation, that took all of 5 minutes, a search on Undernet for the search term ‘hitman for hire’ produced a number of chilling results and therefore the only conclusion is to state that it is indeed extremely easy to hire a hitman to murder anyone you don’t like.
You might be thinking that any such payment for a service could be easily tracked by the authorities; after all $10,000 is quite a considerable sum of money.
Unfortunately the rues takes on a twist whereby people are able to use the online currency Bitcoin in which small and unnoticeable amounts can be transferred over a period of time before accumulating sufficient to pay for anything you wish; all with complete anonymity.
The Daily Mail recently uncovered one Hitman services that even allowed the client to profit from the killing. The idea is that once a target is chosen other users can place bets on how long it will take for the mark to be killed and in what fashion.
Read… Daily Mail
I’m afraid that in my 20 years plus of using the internet and writing articles I have come across pretty much every vile element there probably is known to man.
Will the authorities ever be able to stamp out content that most law abiding, decent and moral individuals find vile, disgusting and outright immoral?
It would be nice in an ideal world but unfortunately the darker elements of the web, for at least the time being, will continue to thrive but as we pointed out earlier – for every technological development produced by the authorities it is equally comprehensible that that those involved in the darker elements will develop something to counter authorities intervention.