Searchlight's Darknet Blog

Hacked Daniel's hosting database released.

Published on 03 Jun 2020 by Charlie

Daniel's hosting, a widely used provider of free darknet hosting, found itself a target of an attack earlier this year, causing its closure shortly after, with its database just now being publicly released.

Update on the effects of COVID-19 on the Darknet

Published on 26 May 2020 by Charlie

With the world in the grip of the COVID-19 Pandemic, many ways of life have and continue to change as countries adapt to what media are calling the “new normal”.

Europa market allegedly seized

Published on 20 May 2020 by Charlie

The darknet market Europa, which offered a place of haven for users looking to buy drugs and weapons, including firearms, has become inaccessible. It is unclear as to whether the market was seized by authorities or if the seizure notice is just a ploy by the site admins in an attempt to avoid blame from its customers during an exit scam.

9 Million EasyJet customers details accessed in cyber attack.

Published on 19 May 2020 by Charlie

Budget airliner EasyJet has released a statement notifying its customers that the email addresses and travel details of around 9 million user accounts were compromised in what it calls a “highly sophisticated attack", back in as early as January of this year.

Hackers claim to have "dirty laundry" on US President Donald Trump alongside many celebrities in law firm breach

Published on 18 May 2020 by Charlie

One of the worlds largest entertainment lawyers who allegedly also worked for President Trump has been the victim of ransomware, with hackers threatening to sell off the acquired data to the highest bidder on the darknet.

Hacker sells millions of recently breached accounts on the darknet.

Published on 13 May 2020 by Charlie

Unacademy, a service that claims to be “India’s largest learning platform” has reportedly had a data breach, with 28 million user accounts for sale on a darknet market.

Have COVID-19 Health Organisations been hacked?

Published on 27 Apr 2020 by Illy

Pastebin and Twitter are actively removing files containing thousands of email addresses and passwords, allegedly belonging to various health organisations involved in the fight against COVID-19.

Thousands of hacked Zoom accounts for sale online

Published on 27 Apr 2020 by Illy

Zoom is a video conferencing service that has raised to prominence throughout the start of this year. However, due to various security and confidentiality concerns, the service has faced backlash.

Effects of COVID-19 on the Darknet

Published on 07 Apr 2020 by Charlie

Countries’ attempts to thwart the Coronavirus appears to have had an impact on Darknet Markets possibly owing to widespread lockdowns affecting the ability of individuals to hide amongst the crowd, volatility in the World’s money markets and travel restrictions. Whatever the reasons Searchlight Security has observed a downward trend in the number of new listings on Darknet Markets.

Apollon darknet market

Published on 02 Apr 2020 by Charlie

Apollon is an escrow market launched in March 2018 that offers a multitude of illegal items such as pirated software and drugs. The site requires an account but it is presently possible for anyone to create one. The market is very similar to many of the other markets with a top bar for links such as orders and your inbox, with categories down the left side. These categories when clicked on, then split up into subcategories giving users precise filters for what they desire.

Daniel’s Hosting Hacked

Published on 01 Apr 2020 by Charlie

The popular darknet hosting service, Daniel’s Hosting, was hacked for a second time yesterday. The site is well known within the darknet community for offering free hosting for not for profit projects was first hacked in November 2018 - taking more than 6500 sites off-line.