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Table 3 Distribution of accesses for each outlet and taxonomy class

From: Under and over the surface: a comparison of the use of leaked account credentials in the Dark and Surface Web

  Curious (%) Gold Digger (%) Hijacker (%) Spammer (%) Total (%) Statistics (FET)
Paste sites
 Surface 63.5 17.6 18.8 0.0 85 p < 0.001
 Dark 74.5 20.3 1.3 3.9 992
Forums
 Surface 62.0 30.4 5.1 2.5 79 p = 0.099
 Dark 73.0 26.0 1.0 0.0 100
  1. There are significant differences between the Surface Web and the Dark Web when credentials are leaked through paste sites and used to hijack an account (FET: \(\hbox {p}<0.001\))