Blackout for thousands of dark web pages

Blackout for thousands of dark web pages

Hackers have deleted more than 6,500 sites being held on a popular dark web server.

Called Daniel’s Hosting, the site was sitting on the hidden Tor network and many people used it to host pages they did not want to publish on the wider web.

Administrator Daniel Winzen said no back-ups were kept of the pages it hosted. He said the site should be back in service in December.

“Around 6,500 hidden services were hosted on the server,”¬†wrote Mr Winzen in a message put on the welcome page of the web companion to the site.

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