An anonymous Cyber Attack was launched on websites used by hackers and others to share anonymous info. The attack was so severe that it disabled a large chunk of the websites used by Dark Web users for almost 96 hours.
Our sources serving Cyber Security Insiders said that the attack was launched on Friday last week on a web-hosting provider named Freedom Hosting II. And since then over 10,000 websites on the darknet went offline. The services to some websites couldn’t be restored even till Tuesday evening.
The sources quote that the attack was launched in protest against Child P####graphy and so as Freedom Hosting II hosts over 20% of sites, it became the main target.
The anonymous posted a message to the server admin saying that while searching, they found that the hosting providers server was caught hosting more than 50 percent of child p###, scam sites which mint money in the name of charity, websites selling drugs and illegal weapons, marketing firms which sell credit card details and some fake gaming websites.
Initially, the cyber attack launched on the hosting provider was treated as an action by law enforcement authorities of United States. But when the hacker posted leaked info from the sites which includes personal data of those viewing child ‘P’ through premium accounts, cyber security and privacy specialists now feel that it was an earning source of a private cyber crook or group.
The cyber criminal who launched this attack has associated his/herself with the online hacktivist group named ‘Anonymous’ who recently declared a war on Donald Trump and threatened that the new US President is going to regret the next four years.
NOTE- Dark Web is nothing but an anonymous network on the internet which is accessible only through a covert browser like TOR and is specifically used for criminal purposes.
The dark web was/is operated by a network of users located on a worldwide note and who believe that the internet should function beyond the supervision of law enforcement agencies.