Security News File sharing site Anonfiles shuts down due to overwhelming abuse


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Anonfiles, a popular service for sharing files anonymously, has shut down after saying it can no longer deal with the overwhelming abuse by its users.

Anonfiles is an anonymous file-sharing site that allows people to share files anonymously without their activity being logged.

However, it soon became one of the most popular file-sharing services used by threat actors to share samples of stolen data, stolen credentials, and copyrighted material.

Five days ago, Anonfiles users began reporting that the service would time out when attempting to upload files.

As spotted by cybersecurity researcher g0njxa, the Anonfiles operators have now shut down the service, stating that their proxy provider recently shut them down and that they can no longer deal with the overwhelming amount of abusive material uploaded to the site.

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