Dread, the darkweb discussion platform that serves as a centralized point of contact for users of other darkweb markets and forums, is currently down due to “a harsh DoS attack,” the creator said in a message on Reddit.
Dread: "Service Will Be Restored Shortly"
Update: Online - Dread has been down for several hours. HugBunter posted a status update on the DreadAlert subreddit about the downtime and about the Nightmare Market exit scam. He announced that he had been working on a solution and planned to have Dread back online in a number of hours.
PSA from HugBunter Concerning the Current Status of Dread
A PSA from HugBunter regarding current attacks against Dread, upcoming fixes, and the status of a Dread mirror if needed.
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.
Dread is a new community service for Dark Net users, built from scratch without any frameworks by /u/hugbunter, the site was intended as a Dark Net Market security discussion and resource for web masters or researchers.
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.
A List of Working Dread Links Updated May 9
HugBunter, the creator of the darkweb discussion forum Dread, has published a list of temporary addresses for accessing Dread while the attacker targets the main address. Below are recently published and working mirrors.