International Law Enforcement Ops Shut Down Darkode Malware Marketplace

“Investigators shut down an online marketplace where cybercriminals bought and sold hacked databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computer systems, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

More than 70 cybercriminals in the United States and 19 other countries are targets of the investigation, authorities said. Some of them have been charged, while others were the subject of search warrants because some countries require evidence to be seized before criminal charges can be filed, investigators said.

The site, called Darkode, was the largest-known English-language malware forum in the world, authorities said. Darkode is responsible for hundreds of millions in financial losses, the FBI said. The scale of the investigation, which involved 20 countries, was unprecedented…”

The full story is available at:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CYBERCRIMINAL_MARKETPLACE_NYOL-?SITE=NYSCH&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *