Hacker forum Darkode is back and more secure than ever
Illegal malware marketplace and hacker forum Darkode is back online, weeks after having a US-European sting operation claimed to possess arrested those behind it.
During the time of the takedown, announced 15 July, Europol estimated that between 250-300 members were utilizing "the most prolific English-speaking cybercriminal forum to date... to trade and barter their hacking expertise, malware and botnets, and to get partners for their next spam runs or malware attacks ".28 people were arrested at the finale of the 18-month operation, including a 26-year-old from Coventry.
But already a holding site, darkcode.cc, is live and advertising its new and improved services, showing you can't keep a passionate hacker down. An article on the homepage not merely reveals that the ringleaders continue to be operational and not behind bars, but offers up instructions to the market to make certain customers don't get itchy feet.
The initial of two posts says: "All of the staff is intact, along side senior members. It seems the raids focused on newly added individuals or people that have been retired from the scene for years."
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