Thursday, July 16, 2015

Authorities Shut Down Darkode, a Marketplace for Stolen Personal Data - The New York Times

On a related note, Data Breaches Boost Funding for Cybersecurity Startups (WSJ)

"A hacking forum used as a marketplace for stolen personal information and as a training ground for people intending to target more victims has been dismantled, federal authorities said on Wednesday. At least 70 members of the password-protected site, Darkode, were charged, arrested or searched in a crackdown that included law enforcement agencies in 20 nations, United States officials said.

The forum represented “one of the gravest threats to the integrity of data on computers in the United States and around the world,” David J. Hickton, the United States attorney for the District of Western Pennsylvania, said."
Authorities Shut Down Darkode, a Marketplace for Stolen Personal Data - The New York Times
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