Anonymous hacker breached Freedom Hosting II and taken down 10,613 .onion sites. Hackers focused on the prominent Tor hosting provider since it was giving its services to an expansive number of sites sharing child pornography image.
Freedom Hosting II (FHII) is one of the largest onion web hosting providers – offering free space and bandwidth to anyone who signs up for an account.
The cyber assault was initially spotted by Sarah Jamie Lewis, a security scientist at mascherari.press, who saw the mass destruction during a regular scan of the Tor network.
In the message, the group offers to offer to sell the compromised data back to Freedom Hosting II in return for 0.1 bitcoin, or simply over $100, in spite of the fact that it is indistinct whether the offer is vigorous.
In the destruction message, the Anonymous hackers likewise left a list of all hacked sites. You can get the full list here.
The hacker said to vice they initially compromised off the services on January 30, however just had read access; which means they couldn’t change or delete records, yet simply observe what sites were hosted.
The hacker revealed to Vice that they discovered ten such websites, which had transferred so much substance that it represented almost 50% of the aggregate Freedom Hosting II records.
Opportunity Hosting II offers free web hosting for Dark Web destinations for up to 256MB.The hackers claim to have downloaded 74GB of documents and a database dump of 2.3GB.
Concerning how they professedly did it, the programmer has laid out a moderately straightforward 21 step process.
“This is in fact my first hack ever,” they said in an email sent to vice from the same address posted to the hacked Freedom Hosting II sites. “I just had the right idea.”
So, it begins by making another Freedom Hosting II site or signing into a present one, tweaking a few settings in a configuration file, physically setting a password to reset for a target, turning on root access, and after that logging back in with your new system privileges.
“20. reconnect via ssh as root; 21. enjoy,” the guide reads.
The hacker said they had discharged a dump of system documents from Freedom Hosting II, yet not client information.
They would not like to freely distribute this in public of the fact that, as said, it professedly has a high measure of child pornography.
Be that as it may, now with the plenty of Freedom Hosting II child pornography sites close down, the feds won’t have the capacity to use that kind of strategy by any means.