A newly launched DDoS protection filter mechanism dubbed EndGame is advertised on the dark web community forum Dread. It requires some effort from most of the parts of the dark web to create a solution for the ongoing problem, which is slowly killing off the cybercriminal scene on the one platform at a time.

DDoS Tool Advertised on the Dark Web

As per the reports, look at this new tool-set and the features of it. According to the reports which came on May 26, 2020, a Dread moderator announced about the release of DDoD protection filter mechanism which is called “EndGame”.

EndGame is a relation of tools which is designed to stop DDoS attacks on the front end against dark web services and whoever is interested in it. It is said that the project is seen to be in the making from quite a long time. The co-creator said, ‘thousands of lines of code using 8 open source projects, 6 open sources NGINX modules, 6 open-source libraries and MONTHS worth of work and testing’.”

However, these types of projects would be open source, the contents of the EndGames are yet to be released publicly, says the research team. The Dread Moderator says, the creators of the tools did not want to delay the launch, so they shared the tool for free with Dread Community. And they also said that the GitHub project for the mechanism will be created whenever they get the time.”

However, the EndGame was first revealed on Dread. The launch announcement said that it was a combined effort and the affiliate assisted with the dark web marketplaces.

While announcing the project, the Dread post highlighted a few of the toolsets features and advantages:

  • “A front system designed to protect the core application servers on an onion service in a safe and private way”
  • “Locally compiled and locally run (no trusted or middle party)”
  • “A combination of multiple different technologies working together in harmony”
  • “Fully scripted and easily deploy-able (for mass scaling!) on blank Debian 10 systems”
  • “Full featured NGINX LUA script to filter packets and provide a captcha directly using the NGINX layer”
  • “Rate limiting via Tor’s V3 onion service circuit ID system with secondary rate limiting based on a testcookie like system.”
  • “Easy Configuration for both local and remote (over Tor) front systems.”
  • “Easily configurable and change-able to meet an onion service’s needs.”

The Photon research team says if the EndGame gains traction and impresses the users, then the dark web marketplaces numbers might get increased. Significant effort is likely to have been spent on compiling this tool-set and its individual components to provide a complete front-end protection service. However, the threat of DDoS attacks and extortions will only persist if there are avenues of weakness that can be exploited. If platforms start introducing protection features that increase both the time and money an adversary must spend to compromise a victim’s service, the threat will likely decrease.”

The effort to find a possible solution to the problems shows the community’s intent to stop DDoS attacks against dark web services.

The team says, “While we cannot tell whether EndGame will eradicate DDoSing activities across the dark web community, a tool-set offering a number of features, customizations, and solutions moves the scene into a much better position than before.”



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