Dark.fail and Darknetlive Have Been Compromised

Dark.fail and Darknetlive Have Been Compromised

This afternoon dark.fail and darknetlive.com seem to have been compromised and are now serving phishing links to users. Note, both onion sites (darkfailllnkf4vf.onion and darkzzx4avcsuofgfez5zq75cqc4mprjvfqywo45dfcaxrwqg6qrlfid.onion) seem to be untouched.

Both sites registered their domains at Njalla. Njalla is a privacy-focused domain registration service and was founded by Peter Sunde, co-founder of The Pirate Bay.

The owner of dark.fail has not not made a comment yet. A pinned tweet on dark.fail’s Twitter account reads:

The owner of Darknetlive said in a dread post today:

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Hello,

Darknetlive suddenly lost control of the darknetlive.com domain which was formerly at Njalla. At some point today, the domain transferred to Tucows without my permission or knowledge. Darknetlive.com is currently serving phishing links.

It is unclear how we will proceed going forward but domain recovery seems unlikely. It is still unclear how this party obtained access to the njalla account (assuming that is how they obtained the domain tranfer authorization code).

Darknetlive.com is compromised. Do not trust any content on the site unless I post another message signed with this PGP key.

(8A00 F5D2 07DF BD35 114B 515D 6A19 CDF9 50C5 327D / 6A19CDF950C5327D)

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All users are advised to exercise caution when clicking any link. You should verify links beforehand and always assume every link posted is a phishing link.

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