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                            Open Source Intelligence Tool for the Dark Web

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  1. Onion Crawler (.onion)
  2. Returns page title or host name if no page title is available and address with a short description of the site.
  3. Save links to a database (Not done)
  4. Output the HTML from a site or save it to an HTML file. (Not done)
  5. Save the link tree as a JSON file.
  6. Crawl custom domains
  7. Check if the link is live
  8. Built-in Updater
  9. Build a visual tree of link relationships that can be quickly viewed or saved to a file

...(will be updated)


  • Tor (Optional)
  • Python ^3.9
  • Poetry (Optional)

Python Dependencies

(see pyproject.toml or requirements.txt for more details)



Using venv

  • If using Python ^3.4,
python -m venv torbot_venv
source torbot_venv/bin/activate
pip install -r requirements.txt
pip install -e .
./ --help

Using docker

docker build -t {image_name} .

# Running without Tor
docker run {image_name} poetry run python torbot -u --depth 2 --visualize tree --save json --disable-socks5

# Running with Tor
docker run --network="host" {image_name} poetry run python torbot -u --depth 2 --visualize tree --save json --disable-socks5


usage: Gather and analyze data from Tor sites.

optional arguments:
  -u URL, --url URL     Specify a website link to crawl
  --depth DEPTH         Specify max depth of crawler (default 1)
  -h, --help            Show this help message and exit
  --host                Set IP address for SOCKS5 proxy (defaults to
  --port                Set port for SOCKS5 proxy (defaults to 9050)
  -v                    Displays DEBUG level logging, default is INFO
  --version             Show the current version of TorBot.
  --update              Update TorBot to the latest stable version
  -q, --quiet           Prevents display of header and IP address
  --save FORMAT         Save results in a file. (tree, JSON)
  --visualize FORMAT    Visualizes tree of data gathered. (tree, JSON, table)
  -i, --info            Info displays basic info of the scanned site
  --disable-socks5      Executes HTTP requests without using SOCKS5 proxy
  • NOTE: -u is a mandatory for crawling

Read more about torrc here : Torrc

Curated Features

  • Visualization Module Revamp
  • Implement BFS Search for webcrawler
  • Improve stability (Handle errors gracefully, expand test coverage, etc.)
  • Increase test coverage
  • Save the most recent search results to a database
  • Randomize Tor Connection (Random Header and Identity)
  • Keyword/Phrase Search
  • Social Media Integration
  • Increase anonymity
  • 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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