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    Dark web reports

    What are hidden services?

    Hidden services are websites hosted within proxy networks – sometimes also called the dark web. These websites are challenging as the location of the hosting server cannot be traced using normal methods.

    • In 2022 we identified 1,067 new hidden services, up from 931 in This is an increase of 15%.

    What can we do about this?

    We work with the UK’s National Crime Agency to share intelligence on any new hidden services which are displaying child sexual abuse imagery. With this intelligence, NCA can work with national and international law enforcement agencies to investigate the criminals using these websites.