Darkode forum is back, but a shadow of its former self

Last summer, law enforcement agencies from 20 countries joined forces to shut down the notorious Darkode hacking forum. Organizers said they would be back, stronger than ever.

Security researchers have been keeping an eye out for its resurgence ever since and finally found it last week, but instead of being stronger than ever, it’s actually insecure and badly configured.

According to Loucif Kharouni, senior threat researcher at Damballa, it feels like a “bad Darkode imitation” that is “just not worth anyone’s time.”

At its peak, Darkode had hundreds of users who were heavy-weights in the cybercriminal world.

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