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Dread Forum Hit: Dark Web Access Shift

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ByHarper Stewart

Sep 8, 2023
Dread Forum Hit: Dark Web Access Shift
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The Dread forum is frequently used by “ODN” to track international Darknet marketplaces. It was discovered that the Dread forum was occasionally inaccessible and discovered that the platform was the victim of an ongoing DDoS attack.

Discussions on international Darknet marketplaces have long been centered on Dread, the biggest English Darknet forum. It provides consumers with assistance and receives a considerable amount of traffic from Darknet users who use it to air their complaints about the market.

Operators of Dark Web marketplaces have taken notice of its prominence. Dread has been dealing with a sustained DDoS assault that caused significant disruption since late November 2022. HugBunter, the forum’s co-administrator, and his team responded by strengthening the infrastructure’s resilience. Dread finally managed to reopen this year in March after months of struggle.

The break lasted just a short while, though. The DDoS attack’s scope grew, exceeding the Dread Forum’s current infrastructure. By the end of July, the Dread Forum’s Darknet v3 domain name was intermittently unavailable once more.

Navigating Dark Waters: Dread’s Struggle Against Attacks and Protective Measures Unveiled

Concerns about accessing the dreadytofat onion website were expressed in the forum by a member by the name of girlonket. HugBunter acknowledged that the primary link (dreadytofat) had been unreachable for a while due to an ongoing persistent DoS attack that had intensified. Users using secret connections (not visible to outsiders) may still be able to access the site, even though Dread’s administrators normally avoid explicitly discussing such instances on the forum.

HugBunter responded to a user’s question on the development of PoW (Proof of Work), a DDoS defensive mechanism on the Tor network, by stating that PoW has been incorporated into Tor’s alpha branch. Network-wide protection will start as soon as it is incorporated into the stable version and nodes are upgraded. They estimate that it will take several weeks to complete implementation, while the exact time frame is unknown. A second Dread picture with PoW protection will be released, and it will eventually be included to the main URL.

HugBunter revealed ongoing assaults on Dread since its reactivation in a Reddit article on July 27. The main onion domain couldn’t be immediately restored due to a lack of resources. Users can now access a secure private mirror link that has been set up. Assaults on the private mirror connection are expected to draw attention away from the main onion domain, protecting both from disruption.

 
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With a deep understanding of the complexities of the Dark Web, Harper curates informative and thought-provoking content for our readers. Her knowledge of the hidden corners of the internet and cybersecurity helps shed light on the often mysterious and illicit activities that take place in this realm.