Amber Rudd earmarks £9m to fight ‘dark web’ criminals

The home secretary is to announce £9m of funding to help fight criminals who use the dark web.

The hidden layer of the internet, accessed through specialist software, allows users to be anonymous – attracting those who do not want to be traced, such as online drug dealers.
Amber Rudd says the money will “enhance” responses to the crime.

Funding will come from a previously announced £50m pot for the Home Office to improve the UK’s cyber defences.