Database breached of Daniel’s Hosting (DH), the largest free web hosting provider for dark web

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A Hacker hacked the database of Daniel’s Hosting (DH), the largest free web hosting provider for dark web services.

A Hacker has leaked the database of the largest free web-hosting provider for Dark Web services online that contains email addresses, site admin passwords, and .onion domain private keys.

According to ZDnet, The leaked data was obtained after the hacker breached DH earlier this year, on March 10, 2020. On March 26, two weeks after the breach, DH shut down its service for good, urging users to move their sites to new dark web hosting providers. Around 7,600 websites — a third of all dark web portals — went down following DH’s shutdown.

Today, a hacker going by the name of KingNull uploaded a copy of DH’s stolen database on a file-hosting portal, and notified ZDNet, since we broke the news about the DH hack in March.

said the ZDnet Blog

The breach that took place consists of about 3,671 email addresses, 7,205 account passwords, and 8,580 private keys for .onion (dark web) domain data.

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[Image source: ZDnet]

This information could substantially help law enforcement track the individuals running or taking part in illegal activities on these darknet sites

said Under the Breach which is a data breach monitoring and prevention service.

The hack was the second time that DH suffered a security breach. The site had been previously hacked in November 2018. In 2017, the same Anonymous hacker took down Freedom Hosting II after discovering that the hosting provider was sheltering child abuse portals, said the report.

The company is yet to release an official statement about the breach, all the data present on the hosting provider’s database consisted of 100% of the users that were running their onion sites. Well, we would like to suggest if you are one of those users then change your email and account passwords as they can be exploited anytime. For more news on cybersecurity and tech subscribe to our newsletter from here

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