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Hacker shut down the dark hosting services operated by anonymous admin

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On January 30, 2017, a hacker hacked into the web server of Freedom Hosting II in order to find some crucial information, but what he found was literally shocking. The services which this hosting company used to provide can be termed as Dark web hosting services.

Freedom Hosting II has been a house of various Tor browsers and servers, that‘s the main reason why its services are termed to be Dark web hosting services. On Friday, the server of the hosting company had been hacked by an unknown hacker, which made the services down immediately. After getting into the main server of the company, the hacker found a lot of illegal stuff which motivated the hacker the hack down all the files and database in that server.

According to the hacker, the hosting company was involved with many child porn websites and was also providing hosting services to many top rated scam websites and most of the scam websites were handled by the company itself in order hide the hosting charges. The hacker stole 2.3 GB of the database and 74 GB of files from the root server.

When these files and databases were analysed by various data analysts, it was found that the hacked data was full of details of the users associated with the website. It was also containing many government related data, which seemed to be fake and there were around 381000 email addresses associated with the server. According to the cyber crime department, these hacked data are highly prone to some kind of big threat to the users and they termed it as a serious incident in the segment of cyber crime.

Freedom Hosting II had built a platform for the criminals to continue their business with an anonymous name, and to increase the vulnerability in the society. The dark web hosting services were involved with various sales of drug and child pornography stuff. After knowing all these things, the hacker decided to shut down the business of this Dark web hosting and traced the IP address of the admin.

Now all the details are available with the cyber crime department and soon they will be processing their action against the admin of this company. The hacker taunted Freedom Hosting II by writing a statement on the landing of its website. The hacker also mentioned that it was his first ever hack and will continue to hack dark hosting services like this.

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Nandeesh Singhal

A dynamic professional with an experience in sales, business development, client acquisition, client retention in Water Treatment Industry. An engineer by degree, a marketer by heart. He co-founded TeCake in 2014 and serving the company as Associate Editor.

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