Darkode, the hacker forum and illegal online malware marketplace, is back online after law enforcement agencies shut it down a few weeks ago.
Notorious cybercrime forum Darkode was recently shut down due to a crackdown spanning law enforcement agencies from Europe and the US. However, the cybercrime forum has made a revival in returning to the web, reports Wired.
Already live and functioning with a new domain, the forum is actively advertising its improved features and services. Darkode is commonly known as
the most prolific English-speaking cybercriminal forum to date… to trade and barter their hacking expertise, [...]
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 social engineer their way into [...]