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All cybersecurity professionals must have a readily available source of trustworthy information from which to base decisions, determine courses of action and in some cases assist in walking through tools and operations. The internet is filled with websites that want to provide that assistance and unfortunately far too many aspiring professionals fall prey to websites where hackers prey on unsuspecting or trusting newbies. This is known as a watering hole attack. These hacks are prevalent at sites offering hacking software and advice for free or drastically reduced process. Simply going to the site provides adversaries with a new target IP address to attack either as a challenge or for monetary gain. Until such time that you are familiar with the world of cybersecurity and the dark web you should stay well clear of anyone offering free tools or an invitation to an unknown hacker forum.