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Anonymous hacked Freedom Hosting II, a fifth of the Dark Web is down

2017-02-05 23:45

The group of hacktivists Anonymous hacked the popular Freedom Hosting II Dark Web hosting provider, a fifth of the .onion websites is down.

The collective Anonymous is back, this time the hacker groups breached Freedom Hosting II, a popular Dark Web hosting provider.

After the closure of the original Freedom Hosting, Freedom Hosting II (FHII) become one of the largest onion web hosting providers, it is offering free space to any user who signs up for an account.

Anonymous targeted the popular Tor hosting provider because it was providing its services to a large number of websites sharing child pornography image.

The cyber attack was first spotted by Sarah Jamie Lewis, a privacy researcher at mascherari.press, who noticed the mass defacement during a regular scan of the Tor network.

Since OnionScan started in April, Sarah Jamie Lewis and her team have observed FHII hosting between 1500 and 2000 services or about 15-20% of the total number of active sites in our scanning lists (data related to the last report published in October).

Back to the present, 10,613 .onion sites have taken down as a result of the Freedom Hosting II hack, all sites have been defaced with the following image. As you can see, the Anonymous message also includes a list of hacked websites.

Below the message published by Anonymous

Hello Freedom Hosting II, you have been hacked

We are disappointed… This is an excerpt from your front page ‘We have a zero tolerance policy to child pornography.’ – but what we found while searching through your server is more than 50% child porn…

Moreover you host many scam sites, some of which are evidently run by yourself to cover hosting expenses.

All your files have been copied and your database has been dumped. (74GB of files and 2.3GB of database)

Up to January 31st you were hosting 10613 sites. Private keys are included in the dump. Show full list

We are Anonymous. We do not forgive. We do not forget. You should have expected us.

Thanks for your patience, you don’t have to buy data <p><hr/></p>
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