I'm sorry, but I find this information very misleading. A VPN is very useful, even if you're not doing "illegal stuff" in the Dark/Deep Web. VPN's most important advantage is privacy. It creates a secure tunnel between you and the internet, meaning you can hide all your activity when you're in a public network or somebody else's network. For example, if you want to online bank, chat with friends, social media, while you're in the airport using free Wi-Fi, VPN is extremely important to provide anonimity and avoid data stealing/spying. A secure connection doesn't only hide your activity from ISP, but from friends, network owners, cybercriminals, service providers, it unlocks websites and geo-restricted sites. So, no, a VPN isn't just for "going into the Deep Web". And as a matter of fact, NordVPN itself wasn't hacked, the datacenter where their virtual server was mounted was. But in this case, believing they were affected or not is up to everybody.You dont need a vpn unless youre planning to go to the deep web or really shady websites, vpn's only hide your activity from your ISP and negates the effects of ip grabbers, nothing else nordvpn also got hacked recently, so no vpn is safe right now anyways.