Feds Take Down Online Computer Hacking Forum Darkode

By Emily Field (July 15, 2015, 2:39 PM EDT) -- Federal law enforcement on Wednesday took down a massive computer hacking forum known as Darkode — which cybercriminals from all over the world allegedly used to trade and sell malware and personally identifiable information — in the largest ever international law enforcement operation targeting an online cybercriminal forum.

FBI Supervisory Special Agent J. Keith Mularski, who heads the cybercrime squad at the agency'’s Pittsburgh field office, displays a screen shot from the Darkode website. (Credit: AP) The U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against 12 people associated with Darkode, an alleged global cybercrime marketplace where hackers shared information and ways to...

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