One of the world’s largest free Dark Web hosting providers, Daniel’s Hosting (DH), decided to suspend operations after it was hacked for the second time in 16 months. The provider’s entire database was deleted, causing 7,600 dark web portals to be taken offline. The service intentionally did not back up any of the hosted web content. Not only was the database wiped, but the attacker also deleted Daniel Winzen’s database account and made a new one. Winzen is the German software developer who is responsible for the site’s creation. He says the hack took place early in the morning on March 10th and by the time he realized it, most of the data was already gone. Winzen is not quite sure how the backend was accessed, but since the hosting service is a side project for him, he hasn’t really looked into it much and he plans to keep the site down for now. Winzen stated that he plans to eventually relaunch the service with new features and improvements.
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