Dark Web OSINT Tool

DedSecInside DedSecInside Last update: May 27, 2023
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                            Open Source Intelligence Tool for the Dark Web

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  1. Onion Crawler (.onion)
  2. Returns Page title and address with a short description about the site
  3. Save links to database
  4. Get data from site
  5. Save crawl info to JSON file
  6. Crawl custom domains
  7. Check if the link is live
  8. Built-in Updater
  9. Build visual tree of link relationship that can be quickly viewed or saved to an image file

...(will be updated)


  • Tor
  • Python ^3.8
  • Golang 1.19
  • Poetry

Python Dependencies

(see requirements.txt for more details)

Golang Dependencies


From source

Before you run the torBot make sure the following things are done properly:

  • Run the tor service:
sudo service tor start
  • Make sure that your torrc is configured to SOCKS_PORT localhost:9050

  • Open a new terminal and run:

cd gotor && go run cmd/main/main.go -server
  • Install TorBot Python requirements using poetry
poetry install # to install dependencies
poetry run python run.py -u https://www.example.com --depth 2 -v # example of running command with poetry
poetry run python run.py -h # for help
usage: Gather and analayze data from Tor sites.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --version             Show current version of TorBot.
  --update              Update TorBot to the latest stable version
  -q, --quiet
  -u URL, --url URL     Specifiy a website link to crawl
  -s, --save            Save results in a file
  -m, --mail            Get e-mail addresses from the crawled sites
  -p, --phone           Get phone numbers from the crawled sites
  --depth DEPTH         Specifiy max depth of crawler (default 1)
  --gather              Gather data for analysis
  -v, --visualize       Visualizes tree of data gathered.
  -d, --download        Downloads tree of data gathered.
  -e EXTENSION, --extension EXTENSION
                        Specifiy additional website extensions to the list(.com , .org, .etc)
  -c, --classify        Classify the webpage using NLP module
  -cAll, --classifyAll  Classify all the obtained webpages using NLP module
  -i, --info            Info displays basic info of the scanned site` 
  • NOTE: -u is a mandatory for crawling

Read more about torrc here : Torrc

Using Docker

  • Ensure than you have a tor container running on port 9050.

  • Build the image using following command (in the root directory):

    docker build -f docker/Dockerfile -t dedsecinside/torbot .

  • Run the container (make sure to link the tor container as tor):

    docker run --link tor:tor --rm -ti dedsecinside/torbot

Using executable (Linux Only)

On Linux platforms, you can make an executable for TorBot by using the install.sh script. You will need to give the script the correct permissions using chmod +x install.sh Now you can run ./install.sh to create the torBot binary. Run ./torBot to execute the program.

Curated Features

  • Visualization Module Revamp
  • Implement BFS Search for webcrawler
  • Use Golang service for concurrent webcrawling
  • Improve stability (Handle errors gracefully, expand test coverage and etc.)
  • Randomize Tor Connection (Random Header and Identity)
  • Keyword/Phrase search
  • Social Media Integration
  • Increase anonymity
  • Improve performance (Done with gotor)
  • Screenshot capture

Contribution Guidelines

Found an issue?

If you face any issues in the project, please let us know by creating a new issue here.

Developer Guidelines

We welcome contributions to this project! Here are a few guidelines to follow:

  1. Fork the repository and create a new branch for your contribution.
  2. Make sure your code passes all tests by running pytest before submitting a pull request to dev branch.
  3. Follow the PEP8 style guide for Python code.
  4. Make sure to add appropriate documentation for any new features or changes.
  5. When submitting a pull request, please provide a detailed description of the changes made.


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