Dream, the largest darknet marketplace [DNM], has decided to shut down following a DDoS [Distributed Denial of Service] attack. According to a report, the hacker managed to disrupt the services of the network by forcing the website to be offline.
In a Reddit darknet forum, Dream confessed that the Dream market was DDoSed for the past seven weeks. The hacker demanded $400k which was denied by the darknet company.
The company said that its tech team tried to resolve the issue, however, the issue was related to the Tor Browser. Therefore, the company has decided to shut up shop on April 30.
Dream marketplace has decided to rebrand itself and open a website under a different domain name. “Dream market will be transferred to a partner company which will be a fair and honest company,” read the Reddit post. The post also added that the new marketplace will be as good as the Dream itself.
The post went on to say that there are several people spreading FUD [Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt] about law enforcement. Several among the darknet community has raised concerns about law enforcement cracking down on the website following the DDoS attack. Dream told the community to ignore all the FUD that is being spread around.
Dream, the online darknet market, was founded in 2013. It operates on a hidden service on the Tor network which permits users to browse anonymously. It sells drugs, counterfeit goods, and stolen data in exchange for Bitcoin [BTC] and Bitcoin Cash [BCH].
TMG has closed for registration while the whole Dream thing gets sorted out. The Hub has still not come back online. It’s lights off in the dark web at the moment pic.twitter.com/QBCOt1Atf3
— Eileen Ormsby (the Darkest Web) (@EileenOrmsby) March 28, 2019
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