Popular Dark Web hosting provider got hacked, 6,500 sites down

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by mood, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Popular Dark Web hosting provider got hacked, 6,500 sites down
    Hosting provider is still looking for the hacker's point of entry
    November 17, 2018

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/popular-dark-web-hosting-provider-got-hacked-6500-sites-down/
     
  2. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Dark web hosting provider hacked again -- 7,600 sites down
    March 25, 2020
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/dark-web-hosting-provider-hacked-again-7600-sites-down/
     
  3. mirimir

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    These sites are certainly convenient, for the nontechnical.

    But they're fundamentally insecure in multiple ways. First because any server with numerous Tor onion URLs is more vulnerable to attacks based on Tor design and limitations. Basically because the entry guards can be identified. Second because clever users can find vulnerabilities that give them full server access. And third because pwning the server pwns everything hosted on it.
     
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