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The Hidden Wiki

The Hidden Wiki is a web directory that operates on the dark web through Tor hidden services. It serves as a community-maintained directory of links to other .onion sites, allowing users to anonymously access and edit its contents. This article will explore the history of the Hidden Wiki, its association with illegal content, and its successors.

History of the Hidden Wiki

The Hidden Wiki was first operated through the .onion pseudo top-level domain, which can only be accessed by using Tor or a Tor gateway. Its main page provided a link directory to other hidden services, including links claiming to offer illegal services such as money laundering, contract killing, cyber-attacks for hire, contraband chemicals, and bomb making. The rest of the wiki was also uncensored, offering links to sites hosting horrible content that should not be named.

The earliest mention of the Hidden Wiki is from 2007. However, it gained notoriety some time before October 2011 due to its association with illegal content. It is currently located at zqktlwiuavvvqqt4ybvgvi7tyo4hjl5xgfuvpdf6otjiycgwqbym2qad.onion/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

The 2023 version of the Hidden Wiki is located at http://5wvugn3zqfbianszhldcqz2u7ulj3xex6i3ha3c5znpgdcnqzn24nnid.onion/