Catalin Cimpanu reports:
Deep Hosting — a Dark Web hosting service — admitted yesterday to suffering a major security incident during which “some sites have been exported.”
The hack took place on Saturday afternoon and was carried out by a hacker calling himself Dhostpwned, the name he used when he spoke with Bleeping Computer earlier today.
Hacker used PHP shell to take over hosting provider
According to a wiki page published by the Deep Hosting team, the hack took place after the hacker registered a shared hosting account on their service, and used it to upload two shells on their servers, one written in PHP and one in Perl.
Read more on BleepingComputer. DataBreaches.net was also contacted by the hacker yesterday, but unfortunately, was not online at the time. I hope to connect with him/them soon, though.