FBI has taken down a notorious hacking forum called "darkode" where cyber criminals bought, sold and traded hacked databases, stolen bank accounts, and malicious software that steal information from other computer systems and helped each other to infiltrate other computers.
The FBI called the site one of the most serious threats to data security in the world. criminal charges has been filed against 12 individuals who were associated with the forum and the investigation is still ongoing, more than 70 cyber criminals from 20 countries were targeted in the investigation.
The site, which had roughly 250 to 300 active members, was seized and shut down, it contained personal information of 39,000 people from a database of social security identification numbers and 20 million emails and user names that could be used to target people.
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