The administrator of the German darkweb forum Deutschland im Deep Web (DIDW) was sentenced at the district court of Karlsruhe to six years in prison for crimes linked to the forum and to the 2016 Munich shooting. Federal Court rejected the convicted forum administrator’s appeal and finalized the sentence.
PSA: Dread is Back Online
In a post on the /r/DreadAlert subreddit, HugBunter announced that users could access Dread once again after several days of downtime. The developer explained that his protections had successfully dampened the impact of the ongoing attacks against his server.
HugBunter: Dread and Darknet Avengers Targeted by DOS Attack
HugBunter, the creator of the darkweb discussion forum Dread, posted an announcement on the subreddit used to send alerts concerning Dread uptime. An attacker is exploiting a vulnerability in tor that has “no clear resolution,” the developer wrote in the update. There is no clear resolution in sight.
PSA: Dread is Currently Down Due to Ongoing DOS Attacks
Dread, the darkweb discussion platform similar to Reddit, is currently under a denial of service attack that is rendering the service inoperable. No fix for the attack exists in the mainstream tor builds, even though the latest alpha builds included potential solutions.
What to Do When Dread Goes Down
When Dread, the most popular discussion platform on the darkweb, goes offline for one reason or another, many users find themselves lost or posting the same questions concerning Dread’s status on various subreddits. Here are some alternative forums to check out until Dread comes back online. This is not a conclusive list of darkweb forums worth using but hopefully these sites can occupy your time until Dread’s retun.
Four New Suspects Charged in Darkode Hacking Case
Four international suspects have been indicted by a grand jury in connection with the operation of the now defunct hacking forum Darkode. One of the three suspects has been arrested in the United States. The suspects overseas are still at large.
Raddle, Like Reddit, Killed the Darknetmarkets Subforum
Raddle, a so-called “leftist alternative to Reddit,” banned /f/darknetmarkets, forcing the former /r/darknetmarkets refugees to find yet another forum for darkweb and related cryptomarket discussion.
Dread is Back Online – with Dark Mode
Dread, the darkweb’s version of Reddit, came back online after several extended periods of downtime caused by an ongoing DDoS attack. Dread came back with a whole bunch of new features and improvements, making the site even easier to use.
Reddit Bans DarknetMarketNoobs Subreddit
Reddit, nearly a year after banning the main darkweb market subreddits and the subreddits for various marketplaces, banned /r/DarkNetMarketsNoobs. The Noobs subreddit iinitially avoided the ban by disallowing all talk about sourcing. This was not enough, according to a recent message to subreddit admins.
International Authorities Bust Child Porn Forum Operator
Russian and German authorities collaborated in a joint operation that targetted the operator of a darkweb child pornography forum. Together, they busted the owner and closed the forum, according to a recent press release.