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Many DarkNet Sites Compromised At Once Via Domains/DNS

Many DarkNet Sites Compromised At Once Via Domains/DNS

Dark.Fail
DarkNetLive.com
Onion.Live

All 3 Reported Being Compromised Within last 48 hours. They all claim the attackers are redirecting users to fake/false TOR pages to phish them and steal money.

https://twitter.com/notdan/status/1388142289952800769

https://twitter.com/5auth/status/1388134943629402116

https://twitter.com/DarkDotFail

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/DarkDotFail/archive/f75a3336529314609251694fd2bb44f05a369e79/announcements/darknetlive/2021-04-30_domain_hijacked.txt

https://darknetlive.com/emergency-update.txt

https://twitter.com/brokep/status/1388075234507493376

https://twitter.com/DarkDotFail/status/1388199606668902408

Currently seems like the most likely thing that happened was Tucows was somehow hacked/compromised. That's the entity that all 3 domains had in common. Thoughts?

Re: Many DarkNet Sites Compromised At Once Via Domains/DNS

Reply #1
Tucows (One of Njalla's partners) said they were served an order by law enforcement but it seems to be fake. They say they have "improved".
Epik quickly returned darknetlive.com to the owner after the scammer transferred it there.
Namecheap allowed dark.fail to stay up for a few days probably costing many users that were not careful, a lot of money.

Njalla did an explanation from their side - https://njal.la/blog/hijack/ / http://njallalafimoej5i4eg7vlnqjvmb6zhdh27qxcatdn647jtwwwui3nad.onion/blog/hijack/

Darknetlive also posted an article mostly commenting on the one from Njalla - https://darknetlive.com/post/here-is-njallas-take-on-the-domain-hijack/ / http://darkzzx4avcsuofgfez5zq75cqc4mprjvfqywo45dfcaxrwqg6qrlfid.onion/post/here-is-njallas-take-on-the-domain-hijack/

Tucows was socially engineered and Namecheap is slow.

Re: Many DarkNet Sites Compromised At Once Via Domains/DNS

Reply #2
Seems like EPIK and Njalla did good while Tucows and NameCheap show how terrible and incompetent they are.