Gallery: These are the 10 US government agencies with the largest darknet footprint

​Security may be lacking

A report from Owl Cybersecurity reveals the truth behind what we've known for a while: Cybersecurity is a bit weak in the US government. So weak, in fact, that the average government agency has five times greater exposure on the dark web than corporate agencies.

That's a lot of potentially dangerous data floating around in a space dominated by hackers, cybercriminals, and other unsavory types.

The report lists a total of 59 government agencies, ranked by the size of their darknet footprint, and it's topped by these 10.

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

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