The Hitmen Network is a dark web website where people can hire hitmen to execute murders.
The site seems to be down at the moment, but there are other hitmen network sites that are unfortunately up, such as C’thulhu Resume and the Sicilian Hitmen .
Currently, C’thulhu Resume appears to b the high-end hitman-for-hire marketplace with customers paying up to $30,000 to have the job done. Other sites such as Sicilian Hitmen occupy the bottom niche, charging customers as low as $5000 for the job. This trend demonstrates the determination by these sites to outdo each other, of course, at the expense of people’s lives.
To avoid being arrested, customers on these sites never provide details about themselves, and they never pay using cash or credit cards. Rather, payment is always done with Bitcoin, through an escrow service. The escrow acts as a middle man between the customer and the hitman, ensuring that neither party rip off the other. Sicilian Hitmen, like many other sites, has a built-in escrow system that is meant to protect both the customers and the hitmen .
Most American films and television have murders and hitmen, but in reality the hitmen are not as fancy as in the movies. It does not matter what country a person is talking about, there are always people willing to hire an assassin to get rid of a rival, be it in business, family, or government.
There are literally thousands of instances throughout history where someone went to hire an assassin to kill their political rival so that they could be king, emperor, prime minister, a senator, or other government official. This happened in the Roman Empire all the time, and there is even a pretty credible belief that it has been done by men who wanted to be Pope. For real! There are popes that had people assassinated. Doesn’t sound very holy, does it?
The murder-for-hire route is one that so many find as the perfect alternative. They don’t want to wait around for the position to open to them, and the most sensible thing seems to be, at least to them, to kill off the person who is standing in their way so that they can take the position they feel they deserve.
Think about it for a minute. This is how Julius Caesar, as well as many other Roman emperors died. This is how kings throughout Europe’s history lost their throne. In some cases, the military establishment even killed a ruler because they viewed him as incompetent or dangerous. This happened to the Emperor Nero, and many believe it has happened in China’s history. It is the solution that seems to solve the problem.
Of course, the person who hatches the murder-for-hire plot is going on the assumption that the people will like them in power more than the one that they had killed. That sometimes proves to be a faulty assumption. It is also likely that if someone employs this tactic to gain power for themselves, then someone else might use that same idea against them. And the cycle continues.
If the government does not take stringent steps to close down these sites, we will soon have a society where unexplained killings are the norm. The establishment of more sites each day means that the price is drastically coming down, making the vice affordable to all classes of people.