Darkode Criminal Hacking Forum Shutters, 12 Members Arrested
This article was posted on Thursday, 21:50, UTC.
Most public hacking forums are specifically research related and discourage criminal activity in ways that include aiding law enforcement investigators. Darkode was different in that it actively hosted discussions and transactions between the darker elements of the hacking world, allowing for the sale of malware and exploits. Law enforcement worldwide had been focusing heavily on Darkode, with investigations popping up in 20 countries, by the time the domain and server were seized on Wednesday. The site displayed only a message from more than a dozen law enforcement agencies indicating that the site had been seized. Eventually, the FBI managed to…
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P. H. Madore
P. H. Madore lives in Arkansas with his wife and children. He has covered the cryptocurrency beat over the course of hundreds of articles for Hacked's sister site, CryptoCoinsNews, as well as some of her competitors. He is a major contributing developer to the Woodcoin project, and is currently nearing the completion of a cryptocurrency exchange in concert with the firm he primarily works for, Vermont Secure Computing Consultancy.