During the last few weeks, a number of darknet markets (DNMs) like Dread and Empire have been attacked relentlessly with heavy DDoS attacks. Meanwhile, reports disclose that Apollon is allegedly pulling an exit scam in the same fashion as Nightmare Market did last year. Darknetstats.com details that Apollon remains online and is accepting bitcoin deposits while all vendors are locked out of the platform.
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Coincidental DDoS Attacks and a Possible Apollon Exit Scam
According to multiple reports, a bunch of DNMs are suffering from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. News.Bitcoin.com reported on a variety of DNMs that were offline due to heavy DDoS assaults. In mid-December 2019, sites like Cannazon, The Hub Forum, Hydra, Monopoly, Dread, Darknet Live, and Empire were down according to the website Dark.fail. During the month of January 2020, a lot of marketplaces were downed again by being repeatedly ambushed with DDoS attacks. Dread and Empire are two DNMs that…